K-State’s Barrier-Free Theatre, in collaboration with the Manhattan Parks and Recreation Department, will present an original one-act play April 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m., and April 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the Purple Masque Theatre in West Stadium.
Tickets for the production are $5.00 for everyone. They can be purchased online at k-state.edu/mtd/tickets
or by calling 785-236-8638. Tickets may also be purchased one hour prior to the performance at the Purple Masque Theatre.
Founded in Washington D.C. almost 30 years ago by Sally Bailey, Barrier-Free Theatre includes actors with and without disabilities. When Bailey came to Kansas State University to teach drama therapy, she established the program here. It has now been presenting original one-act plays for 20 years in Manhattan. Bailey is director of drama therapy for K-State Theatre and Barrier-Free Theatre program director.
This year’s cast includes seven K-State students and 22 people from Manhattan and the surrounding area, most of whom have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Riley Gray, drama therapy master’s student, is the script writer/director.
K-State cast and production staff members include:
Lori Cruz, Garrett Fuentes, Ryan Dillon, Emily Fraser, Christina DeGraffenreid, Hannah Erdman, Benedicta Akley-Quarshie,
Katherine Boulanger, Emily Trube, Lars Quinke
Community cast members are:
Steve Braden, Michael Carpenter, Monica Fredericks, Laura Lynch, Paul Rice, Emily Lutz, Charles Manz, Derek Wilson, Jamie Chambers, Susie Hensel, Mary Kufahl, Tasha Leininger, Jodie Barta, Carley Garrett, Dorie Foster, Amy Kells, Donovan Barber, Pamela Fisher, James Willms, Karl Drown, Myrna Filion, Michael Masterson