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A Fierce Kind of Love Performance and Discussion

March 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Photo © Jacques-Jean Tiziou / http://www.jjtiziou.net  [Image description] Cast of A Fierce Kind Love. Off to one side part of the cast is sitting, one of the members is sitting in a wheelchair and the 3 actors are embracing on a grey ramp. The lighting is dim. 

A cast of artists with and without disabilities chronicles the largely untold story of Pennsylvania’s Intellectual Disability Rights Movement in a remount of this deeply poignant work. Drawing from years of research and the performers’ lived experiences, A Fierce Kind of Love combines text, movement, and song to chart the Movement’s remarkable history and celebrate the struggle, activism, and fierce love that fuels the desire for dignity. This new iteration of the piece expands on the interviews and research conducted for the 2016 premiere, adding insight to the persistent issues in the disability community.

The show, set, and theatrical environment for A Fierce Kind of Love are completely accessible; ASL interpretation and open captioning are directly integrated into the piece; all performances will be sensory-friendly, audio described and programs will be available in alternate formats. Complimentary companion seats are available to patrons who require a paid Personal Care Attendant (PCA). Please contact the box office directly to reserve a PCA ticket.

DEE Education Outreach Specialist Izzy, will be a facilitator for a small group discussion following the matinee performance on Saturday March 2nd 2019. 

FringeArts, in partnership with Disability Equality in Education, has installed two public history timelines: one at the Parkway Central Library, second floor gallery hall, available February 12–March 15, and one in the East-West corridor of the City Hall courtyard, on view from February 25th through the end of March. Each detail a chronological public history of the disability rights movement in Pennsylvania, providing context for A Fierce Kind of Love and in conjunction with March’s Developmental Disability Awareness Month.

“Disability is just another one of our identities just like being a father, mother, or musician.” – Disability Equality in Education staff


March 2, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Fringe Arts
140 N. Columbus Blvd. (at Race St.)
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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