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October 20, 2010 | 4:30 pm

Free Event


directed by Donna M. Nudd

CO-SPONSORS OF EVENT: Disabilities Awareness Month Committee, The
Department of Communication, CommWorks: Students Committed to
Performance, Office of Student Activities

DESCRIPTION OF SHOW: Not quite blind as a bat, but definitely deaf as
a doornail, Terry Galloway is the modern medical accident who’s asking
tough questions about disability, queerness, performance, and more in
Out All Night and Lost My Shoes, one of the foundational texts in the
history of disability performance. It’s one hour of pure, energetic
theater that mixes poetry, storytelling, stand- up, New Vaudeville and
plain old corny vaudeville in a charged, moving celebration of life –
hers and that of all oddballs.

Artist bios:

Terry Galloway (writer/performer) is a little “d” deaf, queer writer
and performer. She gained a reputation for playing comic male roles on
stage (and off) as a performer and Research Associate of the University
of Texas’ alternative Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare at Winedale; and
at Esther’s Follies, the longest running musical comedy theater in the
Southwest, of which she was a founding member. In New York she wrote and
performed mixed drag cabarets and one woman shows for venues as diverse
as American Place Theater to W.O.W. Cafe. Her plays and performance
pieces, including Heart of a Dog, Out All Night and Lost My Shoes, Lardo
Weeping and In the House of the Moles, have since been produced around
the world in venues ranging from the Xteresa in Mexico City and the Zap
Club in Brighton, England.

Her writing life has been as varied as her performing life and she has
published dozens of articles, poems, personal essays and monologues in
magazines, books, and journals including Texas Monthly, the Austin
Chronicle, The American Voice, Cast Out: Queer Lives in Theater,
Sleepaway: Writers on Summer Camp and With Wings, an anthology of
writing by women with disabilities. Her memoir, Mean Little Deaf Queer,
was published by Beacon Press in 2009.

Donna Marie Nudd (Director/Dramaturge) is a Professor in the
Department of Communication at Florida State University. Her essays have
appeared in numerous academic journals and books. She has served as
director and dramaturge for Terry Galloway’s one-woman shows that were
produced in Edinburgh, London, New York, Toronto, Mexico City and
numerous alternative venues throughout the U.S. In 1987, Donna Marie
Nudd also co-founded an alternative theatre/media company, the Mickee
Faust Club, with Terry Galloway in Tallahassee, Florida. The Club’s most
recent work is a compilation of comic disability-themed video shorts
called Mickee Faust’s Gimp Parade. In 2000, Nudd and Galloway jointly
received a lifetime achievement award, the “Leslie Irene Coger Award”
from the National Communication Association for their distinguished
record of work in performance.

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