Remarkable: Artists with Chronic Illness & Disability

Art is often created with — and for — others, but disability, illness, and ongoing pain can force us into isolation, in direct opposition to the kind of work we set out to make. To bridge that gap, we will explore 3 sets of writing exercises alongside other creatives living with disabilities and chronic illness. These writing prompts encourage an evolution of thoughts, feelings, and stories in a way we might only discover with other like-minded artists. No matter the difference between each individual’s mental and physical experiences, this inclusive workshop lays a groundwork to further develop our own authorship.

When signing up, please note any particular limitations (e.g. light or sound sensitivity, fibromyalgia, etc.) or preferences in order to keep all participants’ comfort and ability a priority.

Plan to bring a pen and paper.

Teresa Reilly Keesan is an LA-based actor, writer, and facilitator. A graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, she has worked in film, tv, and voiceover, and as a performer and producer with theater companies across the country, including: Theatre Horizon in Philadelphia, PianoFight in San Francisco, and the LA-based company Brimmer Street. Her focus on children’s access to the creative arts has led her to teaching programs in reading and writing, as well as in performance. Teresa has also worked extensively with the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization dedicated to the study of interpersonal neurobiology; the integration of the mind and relationships with the biological processes of the brain. She’s a founding member of the Actors Fund program “What’s My Ability?” and a proud advocate for the Epilepsy Foundation. You can find more about her at www.teresa-reilly.com and follow her musings on Instagram: @teresaclaire.