TECHnically Speaking: Breaking Down Disability in the Industry

November 12, 2021


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We sat down with playwright, librettist, and host of the Break a Leg! Disability in the Arts Podcast Nicole Zimmerer and sound designer and podcast producer Scott MacDonald to break down the realities of living and working with a disability in the industry.

Nicole is a playwright and librettist with a deep-seated hatred of stairs. She has been a recipient of The Kennedy Center’s VSA Playwright Discovery Award and the Betty Z. Rose and Anne J. Exline Presidential Fellowship. She was a finalist for the Playwrights’ Center Core Apprenticeship program. She has had multiple productions in Houston, New York City, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Washington, DC. She holds a BFA in Playwriting and Dramaturgy from the University of Houston and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University.

Scott is a sound designer and engineer based in New York City. After completing a BFA at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama, Scott was a Featured Designer representing the United States in the Emerging/Student Exhibition at the 2019 Prague Quadrennial. Scott is also an advocate for sustainable practices in the arts and beyond.

Listen to the Break a Leg! Disability in the Arts Podcast with Nicole and Scott!

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