Following two years of successful events thanks to a partnership with VSA Minnesota, the state organization for arts and disability, the third iteration of this annual cabaret for performance artists with disabilities will be guest curated by storyteller Alison Bergblom Johnson. People with disabilities have rights laid out in such legislation as the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. These phrases may, as unlikely as it may seem, come tripping off our tongues as people with disabilities. But in addition to rights, we also have responsibilities. Join us for an exploration of those rights and responsibilities.

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Curated & Hosted by Alison Bergblom Johnson
Amy Salloway - Storytelling (Friday only)
Michael Merriam - Storytelling (Saturday only)
Lucas Scheelk - Poetry
Rae Skahl - Poetry
Bruce Ario - Fiction
Iris O’Connell - Music
Nikki Abramson - Theater


Tickets $12-15 at the door, $10 (plus service charge) online, $10 from participating artists

Advanced tickets online at or 1-800-838-3006

Group discounts available for disability service organizations, please contact for details

ASL interpreting & Audio Description will be provided


ASL interpretation and audio description will be available. The entrances, theater, lobby, and the restrooms in the Cowles Center’s main lobby are all ADA-compliant. This event is fragrance-free, audiences are asked to refrain from using scented products such as perfume and hairspray. Patrons not able to pay the price for a ticket are encouraged to contact us about volunteer opportunities at least a week ahead of the event at or 612-724-6273. Audio Describer and ASL interpreters to be announced.





Friday, November 4, 2016 - 7:30pm
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 7:30pm
Event Location
JSB TEK BOX stage at the Cowles Center
528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Venue Details: 

The TEK BOX Theater is on the second floor of The Cowles Center, accessible by elevator. Accessible restrooms are available in the main lobby on the ground floor of the Cowles Center. For directions and parking information, please visit the Cowles Center's website at