Sydney School of Education and Social Work events - 2012 Archive

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Screw You, Jimmy Choo!

2 October 2012

New York actor Christine Bruno will present her one-woman show, Screw You, Jimmy Choo, followed by a question-and-answer session and discussion of her work in disability arts advocacy with Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts.

Women covet them and men covet the women who wear them. All hail the almighty high-heel! Join one sex-crazed New Yorker on her crip-trek through Internet dating, disability stereotypes, sex fantasies, and of course, New York City cab drivers — all viewed through the haze of her unnatural obsession with shoes she can’t wear! Called “compelling, hilarious and very, very sexy,” Screw You, Jimmy Choo was developed at the Actors Studio and received its world premiere in March 2009 at the Art of Difference Festival in Melbourne. In 2010, it premiered in the UK at DaDaFest International in Liverpool. According to renowned disability rights scholar, author and artist, Dr Tom Shakespeare, experiencing Christine Bruno's performance “finally made this uncomprehending male realise the vital importance of footwear!” 

Lecturers: If you would like to bring your class to this event, please work out numbers and email Dorothy Bottrell.

Christine will also be available for further discussion of disability arts and advocacy on Wed. 3 October. Email Dorothy if you would like to arrange to meet with Christine.

Event details

  • When: 3.00pm - 5.00pm
  • Where: Assembly Hall, Old Teachers College A22, Manning Road, University of Sydney 
  • Cost: FREE but RSVP by email is essential.
  • Contact: University of Sydney Network for Childhood and Youth Research co-convenor Dr Dorothy Bottrell.
  • Speaker/ Performer: Christine Bruno is based in New York City and has worked nationally and internationally as an actor, director, singer, coach and disability advocate. She has an MFA in Acting and Directing from the Actors Studio Masters Program at New School University and is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio. Bruno has performed throughout the US, in Melbourne, and across the UK. Her credits include The Glass Menagerie, The Good Daughter, The Crucible, A View From the Bridge, Krankenhaus Blues, the independent feature films Static, This Is Where We Live, One Spring, and TV’s Law & Order. She most recently completed a run at London’s Oval House Theatre and a UK tour of the new musical, Raspberry. November 2010 also marked the UK premiere of her one-woman show, Screw You, Jimmy Choo!, as part of DaDaFest International 2010 in Liverpool. Bruno served as the 2011 co-chair of the Inclusion in the Arts & Media of People With Disabilities (I AM PWD; global civil rights campaign and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists national committee for Performers with Disabilities. As Disability Advocate for Inclusion in the Arts, Bruno has represented the organisation across the US and internationally in Melbourne and the UK.

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