UAlbany's Disability Resource Center presents Nina G, "The Stuttering Comedian," Friday, April 27
ALBANY, NY (04/13/2018) (readMedia)-- Nina G, the "Stuttering Comedian," who is also a professional speaker, storyteller, writer, and educator, will give a comedy performance 7 p.m. Friday, April 27 in the Campus Center Ballroom on the University at Albany uptown campus, 1400 Washington Ave. in Albany.
The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by UAlbany's Disability Resource Center, the University Auxiliary Services,Division of Student Affairs, and the New York State Writers Institute.
A member of the comedy troupe, The Comedians with Disabilities Act, Nina G is the author of Once Upon an Accommodation: A Book About Learning Disabilities, a children's book that helps kids and adults advocate for their rights as people with disabilities, and the upcoming memoir Stutterer Interrupted (2018). An excerpt:
"Ask any person who stutters, and they will tell you we are constantly interrupted. Any slight repetition or block results in a $10,000 Pyramid-style guessing game. As the person who stutters gets out, 'p-p-p', the fluent counterpart guesses everything from pizza to pumpernickel bread. If people who did not stutter just waited patiently, people who did stutter would be able to get out our thoughts and ideas."
Her one-person show, "Going Beyond Inspirational," a comical exploration about growing up with learning and speech disabilities, debuted in 2015.
The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by UAlbany's Disability Resource Center, University Auxiliary Services, Division of Student Affairs, and the New York State Writers Institute.
For additional information, contact the Writers Institute at 518-442-5620 or online at www.nyswritersinstitute.org.