True Story Project

True Story Project is our ongoing autobiographical storytelling series that seeks to shatter sentimentality and challenge stereotypes about disability by illuminating and celebrating our shared humanity.

Each True Story Project features a diverse ensemble that develops original stories over two years and performs them for corporations, universities, theatres and non-profit organizations. Audiences are given the opportunity to dialogue with the performers during a symposium after each show.

Not content to simply be on the cutting edge
of the artistic expression, True Story Project
defies convention and, in doing so, reinvigorates
the art form. Totally unexpected; recommended
without hesitation, True Story Project is in
a league of its own.
~Lawrence Carter-Long, Executive Director, Disabilities Network of NYC,
Public Affairs Specialist at National Council on Disability

Since 2000, five individual True Story Projects have been developed and produced. Collectively, they have received eleven grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council for the Arts, and New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs for their groundbreaking work in the area of disability and theatre.

True Story Project is also offered as a workshop, and is currently in residence at the Initiative for Women with Disabilities at New York University's Hospital for Joint Diseases. Other clients include New York Life, Hunter College, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City Hall and Holmdel Theatre Company.

To bring a performance or workshop to your organization, please contact us.

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