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An Honest Look at Living with a Disability

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Location: The Egg

March 26, 2014
Through stories, songs and humor, the performance In Their Words offers an intimate window into the trials and triumphs of the physically and mentally disabled.

CHESTERTOWN, MD— Washington College will host actors from Harford Community College on Wednesday, March 26, for a performance of In Their Words, a poignant portrayal of what it is like to live with a physical or mental disability. Sponsored by the College’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Office of Academic Skills, and Counseling Services, it will take place at 7 p.m. in The Egg, a performance space on the ground floor of Hodson Hall Commons. 

In Their Words was written by Dawn Volkart, a student development specialist at Harford Community College. The script is based on Volkart’s experiences as a therapist and support specialist and on stories that community members submitted about their own  trials and victories living with disabilities. It includes monologues, music and comedy. According to press materials, audiences “will never look at disability the same way.”

The performance is free and open to the public, but it does contain adult themes and may not be suitable for young children. 


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