In the 1950's, having a child with a disability forced families to make impossible choices—to care for a child, often in isolation or institutionalize their child. Some parents, determined to change systems, became "accidental warriors," dedicating themselves to fighting for the rights of their children.
Their stories, and the story of Pennsylvania's Intellectual Disability Movement are the subject of "A Fierce Kind of Love," a new play written by Suli Holum, directed by David Bradley, and produced by the Institute on Disabilities. Public readings of the work-in-progress will be held in the spring of 2013.
Meet the creative team.
Visionary Voices Performs is funded by Heritage Philadelphia Program, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
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