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Life Stories: The Self-Made Musical public theater performance.

LifeStoriesFlyer (1)-page-001Last spring, ENG 399: Life Stories brought together UO students and people with disabilities in the community to interview each other about their lives and craft a public theater performance on from these life stories. View the video of Life Stories: The Self-Made Musical here.

View photos of the spring term rehearsals and the June 3, 2016 public performance.

Professor Betsy Wheeler’s course, “Life Stories: Wider Worlds” is featured in CAScade: Magazine for the UO College of Arts and Sciences.

The course, part of the Disability Studies Initiative and funded by Tom and Carol Williams Fund for Undergraduate Education, will bring “together University of Oregon students and people with disabilities in the community to interview each other about their lives and craft a public theater performance from these life stories.”

Read the full CAScade story: “Disabling the Stereotypes: New program debunks stigmas associated with people with disabilities.”

Read the course description: “ENG 399: Special Studies: Life Stories: Wider Worlds.”