Hours: 7 - 9 PM
Address: 695 Park Avenue, 4th Floor (Between Park & Lexington Avenues) - 212-726-2439
Description: Globescope Arts & Entertainment, Inc. home to disabled and senior citizen artists, entertainers, under represented cultures and our supporters, is proud to present, Waiting For Oz: a Celebration of Artists with Disabilities, on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 7 p.m. This one-of a kind evening of theater, music & film will be presented at the Ida K. Lang Recital Hall, on the campus of Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, 4th Floor, @69th Street (between Park & Lexington Avenues).
The program features some of New York's most talented artists and entertainers with disabilities, including actor and playwright Gary Corbin, performing Waiting for Oz from his critically acclaimed one-man play, Four One-Legged Men. Gary will also be seen on Mobbed, Howie Mandel's upcoming Fox TV show, in November, the same month he celebrates 36 years as a cancer survivor. Frank Senior, a sensational and accomplished, blind jazz singer will perform musical selections. Monique Holt, a deaf, Asian actress will present theatrical monologues and host the event, with the assistance of a voice actress. ASL interpreters will also be provided for the show.
Danny Eason & the Don't Give Up International Choir, featuring extremely popular Japanese musician Taro Masuda, will provide inspirational music, partly inspired by his country's latest earthquake disaster. The evening will also feature Drummer and Storyteller Adisa Olubayo Bankole, and excerpts from disability themed documentary films, Just Be Frank, featuring Frank Senior, and Jill Kuirsky's Not Bad (For Someone Like You). Waiting For Oz: a Celebration of Artists with Disabilities is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural. Tickets are $25 and more information can be obtained by calling 212-726-2439, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or logging onto www.globescopeae.com