A documentary play performed by University of Redlands students, faculty and community members on November 29, 2018. The play text is taken from the earliest hearing on the ADA which had heavy hitters like Ted Kennedy, Tom Harkin, Lowell Weicker and legendary disability activist Judy Heumann testifying but also grassroots witnesses from across the country who told some of the most eloquent stories.
The play is dramatic and funny and a chance to get inside one of the most important policy changes enacted in the 20th century, one that extended civil rights to disabled and deaf and citizens.
And it almost did not make it through.
A Reenactment of the Congressional Hearing of September 27, 1988
Adapted by Victoria Lewis
Funded in part by the California Arts Council and the National Arts and Disability Center at the University of California Los Angeles.