A community theater group in Phoenix called Detour Company Theater features actors with disabilities performing blockbuster broadway musicals. Arizona State University student Allison Bailey profiled the theatre troupe and its founder for a story on Cronkite News.
Little People group says wrestling event in Chandler hurts, discriminates
Cronkite News, a student-produced news agency based at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, reported on a wrestling festival called “extreme midget wrestling” that is attracting condemnation from the Phoenix chapter of Little People of America. Click here to read the article and watch a web video about the story.
Marlee Matlin Calls for More Representation of People with Disabilities in Hollywood
Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin told reporters, “There have been only a handful of people talking about the lack of inclusion of people with disabilities” in the film industry and Hollywood. Read more
Film Festival to Celebrate People with Disabilities
An upcoming festival will highlight people with disabilities in the film and media industries. Read more
Glamour: “I’m a Woman in a Wheelchair—and I’m Tired of Not Seeing Anyone Like Me on TV”
Melissa Blake examines the lack of female characters with disabilities on TV, writing, “Women with disabilities exist beyond mere props used to teach some worldly lesson.” Read More
“Blindness in Pop Culture, 2016”
Perkins School for the Blind lists moments of representation in pop culture last year, dissecting different characters and prominent figures. Read more