The Disability Art and Culture Project Presents “An Evening of Comedy” Featuring Nina G

For Immediate Release | September 19, 2017 Media Contact:
Kathy Coleman, Disability Art and Culture Project 503-358-9085, kafia2008@yahoo.com

The Disability Art and Culture Project Presents “An Evening of Comedy” Featuring Nina G, the Bay Area’s favorite female stuttering stand up comedian
The Disability Art and Culture Project (DACP) invites you to attend our upcoming fundraiser!

Curious Comedy Theater
5225 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211 Wednesday October 18, 2017
Doors at 7:30 p.m.

Photo by Shannon Knight.
[Image description: Nina G speaks into a microphone.]

The Disability Art and Culture Project (DACP) invites you to attend our upcoming fundraiser!

Advance Tickets: $30, available now through Eventbrite! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-of-comedy-featuring-nina-g-tickets-37469773100 Admission is $35 at the door, so make to sure to get your tickets early.

DACP will bring Nina G, the San Francisco Bay Area’s favorite female stuttering stand up comedian (granted she is the only one), to Portland for an evening of comedy, and a silent auction!

‘Nina G has been challenging attitudes about Disability since she did stand-up for the first time in 2010. “How many people with Disabilities does it take to screw in a light bulb?” Answer: “One to screw it in and 5 able bodied people to say ‘You are such an inspiration!”‘ (Branch). She brings her humor to help people confront and understand social justice issues such as disability, diversity, and equity.

Our fundraiser will support the second biennial Portland ReelAbilities Disability Film Festival. Founded in 2007, ReelAbilities is dedicated to sharing the stories, lives and art of people with disabilities. It consists of award-winning films of the highest cinematic and artistic quality and is hosted in cities across the country. We are excited to bring these films back to Portland in the spring of 2018!

In addition to being a stand up comedian, Nina is also a disability activist, storyteller, children’s book author and educator. Learn more about Nina G W WW.NinaGcomedian.com , her one person show: Going Beyond Inspirational , or purchase Nina’s book: Once Upon An Accommodation: A Book About Learning Disabilities

Visit DACP online to sign up for our email list, and stay in the know about our events!
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Learn more about the 2016 Portland ReelAbilities Film Festival, and stay up to date with developments for 2018: http://portland.reelabilities.org/

Branch, Valerie. “Comedian Who Stutters Goes Beyond the Punch Lines.” 2014.

– – – – – About the Disability Art and Culture Project:

The mission of the Disability Art and Culture Project (DACP) is to further the artistic expression of people with both apparent and non-apparent disabilities. We view disability as a natural and valuable variation of the human form. We believe affirmative disability identity is intertwined with racial, gender, social, and economic justice. DACP accomplishes this mission by supporting the creative expression of people with disabilities. DACP utilizes the performing arts as a method of examining disability in relation to society. DACP also supports established and emerging artists, as well as the community at large, in developing knowledge and expression of disability culture and pride.

 

“An Evening of Comedy” Featuring Nina G is made possible by the Northwest Health Foundation.

 

An Evening of Comedy Flyer 10.18.17

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