The miracle worker

Heim, Caroline L. & Heim, Christian (2009) The miracle worker. [Live Performance (Play)]

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Helen Keller’s fight to speak, to understand, to love aided by her teacher Annie Sullivan was nothing short of a miracle. This is her story. Crossbow Productions staged six performances of The Miracle Worker at the Brisbane Powerhouse in June 2009 to raise awareness of people living with disabilities. The play was shadow signed for the hearing impaired and tactile tours of the set were held before each performance for the vision impaired. Over 200 hearing and vision impaired attended and 70 of these had never been to the theatre before. I’m deaf and we should be able to go to anything, and you’ve done that for us. As a blind person, I got a great deal from it. I found it extremely moving. There should be a thousand or so in the audience rather than a hundred so that everyone can experience it.

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ID Code: 37754
Item Type: Creative Work (Live Performance (Play))
Refereed: No
Other Contributors:
Role Contributors
  • Louise Brehmer
Funders: Lord Mayors Suburban Initiatives Grant
Material: Play
Measurements or Duration: 2 Hours
Location: From date: To date:
Brisbane Powerhouse 2009-06-17 2009-06-20
Keywords: Sign language Interpretation, Tactile Tours, Post Performance Discussions, Deaf, Blind
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Drama
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 14 Oct 2010 00:17
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:35

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