2022 ReelAbilities Film Festival Denver

Panel Discussion: Code of the Freaks x Phamaly Theatre Company (AUDIO DESCRIPTION)

Expired May 9, 2021 5:30 AM
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Join us for a discussion about Representation, Identity & Performance with CODE OF THE FREAKS filmmakers, Phamaly Theatre Company, and a member of the SAG-AFTRA Performers with Disabilities Committee.

Salome Chasnoff is a Chicago-based filmmaker, installation artist, and educator, and director/co-producer of CODE OF THE FREAKS. She teaches in the Art Education department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and also directs its BFA Program in Art Education.

Carrie Sandahl is co-writer/co-producer of CODE OF THE FREAKS. She is head of the Program on Disability Art, Culture, and Humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago and directs Chicago’s Bodies of Work, an organization that supports the development of disability arts and culture, through festivals, advocacy, and an artist residency program.

Regan Linton is an actor, writer, director, and theatre artist. She is the Artistic Director of Denver’s own Phamaly Theatre Company, dedicated to exclusively featuring actors with all nature of disabilities.

Sheila Ivy Traister is an actor, writer, director and educator in both theatre and film.  She serves on Phamaly's EDI Advisory Committee, the Colorado AFL-CIO Inclusion and Diversity Committee and she is the SAG-AFTRA Colorado Local President and National Board Member and has served on their National Performers With Disabilities Committee since 2012.

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Community Partner:

Phamaly Theatre Company is an award-winning professional disability-affirmative theatre company in Denver, CO. Founded in 1989 by five theatre artists with disabilities, Phamaly produces musicals, plays, and original work that exclusively feature actors with all nature of disabilities - physical, cognitive, intellectual, and emotional. Phamaly gives actors a supportive space to explore and develop their craft, empowers artists within their disability identity, educates the community about access and inclusion, and provides audiences with high-quality theatrical experiences. This summer, Phamaly will be staging an original world premiere adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, featuring music by Denver's own Wheelchair Sports Camp. Alice in Wonderland will be presented in-person and virtually.

LOGO DESCRIPTION: Left hand side: Letters "P T C" Clumped together, a vertical line separates the letters from the text, Phamaly Theatre Company.

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    43 minutes
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