Deaf and queer performance artist, Terry Galloway, co-founder of both Austin’s “Esther’s Follies” and “Actual Lives,” an Austin-based performance group who perform dramatic pieces based on real-life experiences of living with a disability, will perform Out All Night and Lost My Shoes in Southwestern University’s Alma Thomas Theater at 8 PM on Thursday, March 31. The show is free and open to the public. Closed-captioning will be provided. A talk-back session will follow the performance allowing audience members to meet Ms. Galloway and to ask questions.

Out All Night and Lost My Shoes is an autobiographical performance piece that addresses issues of disability, gender and identity. Out All Night and Lost My Shoes is based on Terry Galloway’s Heart of a Dog, the first known autobiographical one-person play written from a disability perspective. Heart of a Dog, directed by Suzanne Bennett, had its first performances in 1980 at WOW, Limbo Lounge and The American Place Theater; and that year shared the Villager’s Outstanding Performance Award with Mabu Mines. Revised and re-directed it has been produced as Out All Night and Lost My Shoes all over the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Excerpts from Out All Night have appeared in The Great Monologues from the Women’s Project, More Monologues by Women for Women and The Elvis Monologues. Currently, Galloway resides In Tallahassee, Florida. In 2001, the National Communication Association Conference awarded Terry Galloway and partner and dramaturg Donna Marie Nudd in partnership the Leslie Irene Coger Award for Distinguished Performance.

This event is sponsored by Southwestern’s Office of Academic Services, the Sarofim School of Fine Arts, the Feminist Studies Program, SU Community Chest, Diversity Education, Diversity Enrichment Committee and the departments of Communication Studies, English, History and Religion.