Actual Lives

Like the Austin, Texas program of the same name, also created by Terry Galloway, Actual Lives Florida offers people with Disabilities free workshops in writing and performance. Actual Lives participants have presented a theatre production locally and a public forums in Tallahassee and Panama City featuring their original skits and performances. In addition, many of the Actual Lives participants have co-written and performed in Mickee Faust cabarets as well as Faust-produced, disability-themed, award-winning video comic shorts (See VIDEO and AWARDS.)

EVACUATION PROCEDURES (2007)

DESCRIPTION
In the Spring of 2007, with the assistance of both a local and state grant, Faust conducted a series of “Writing for the Stage” workshops featuring the autobiographically-based writing and performances from Adults with Disabilities in Leon and Wakulla Counties. The theme was “being left behind in times of crisis.”

PUBLIC FORUMS
Actual Lives’ Evacuation Procedures . Mickee Faust Clubhouse. Tallahassee, Florida. 4 May 2007.

RADIO COVERAGE
Menzel, Margie. “Disability Disaster.” Capital Report. WFSU Radio. July 6 th and 9 th, 2007. Story about Actual Lives public forum/storytelling workshop on disaster preparedness.

VIDEOS
Evacuation Procedures . (2007) Thirty minute documentary of Actual Lives participants’ stories of being left behind in times of crisis. Written and Told by Actual Lives Participants. Directed by Terry Galloway. Videography by Josh Boyd and Jeff Gray. Edited by Josh Boyd.

Dis(aster)abilities: Special Needs for Special Times.
(See full citation under VIDEO.)

A HAPPY LIFE IF YOU CAN STAND IT (2004)

DESCRIPTION
Month long “Writing for the Stage” workshops resulting in a performance called A Happy Life If You Can Stand It , featuring the autobiographically-based writing and performances from members of the following under-represented groups: Senior Citizens, Adults with Disabilities and African American college students. Terry Galloway served as workshop leader.

PERFORMANCE
A Happy Life If You Can Stand It.
Java Heads, Tallahassee, FL, 22 Feb.2004.

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