Juil18- face aux écrans Tony McCaffrey “Sarah Mainwaring’s palsy turns the task of clipping a microphone into its stand into a dance that draws you to the edge of your seat.” This is how the reviewer for theSydney Morning Herald described the tremulous and fragile gestures of a performer with cerebral palsy, who laboriously, in fits and […]
À propos de Tony McCaffrey
Tony McCaffrey has a BA in English from King's College, Cambridge and a Ph D in Theatre and Film Studies from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand: “Incapacity and Theatricality: Politics and Aesthetics in Theatre Involving Actors with Intellectual Disabilities.” He is Lecturer in Creative Industries at the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art, Ara Institute and since 2004 has been Artistic Director of Different Light Theatre Company , an ensemble of actors with intellectual disabilities that has toured to the USA, UK and Australia. He has given papers at Performance Studies International and the International Federation for Theatre Research. A book based on his thesis is due to be published by Routledge in the series Advances in Theatre and Performance Studies. Recent articles include: “‘We will look after you’: Back to Back Theatre’s Lady Eats Apple and the promise of ‘the time after’ in the narratives of theatre involving actors with intellectual disabilities.” in Social Alternatives Vol 36 (4). He is contributing a chapter “Institution, Care and Emancipation in Contemporary Theatre Involving Actors with Intellectual Disabilities.”to the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of Disability Arts, Culture and Media.