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Victoria Ann Lewis



Victoria Ann Lewis

Victoria Ann Lewis is the founder and director of Other Voices, a program dedicated to new voices in the American theater, at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum. Since 1994 Ms. Lewis has hosted a yearly Chautauqua, national gatherings of disability culture featuring workshops, residencies, and performances by acclaimed disabled artists. Her documentary plays include two television specials for Norman Lear's Embassy Television, Tell Them I'm A Mermaid (1983) and Who Parks in Those Spaces? (1985); P.H.*reaks: the Hidden History of People with Disabilities (1993); The Greatest Stories Never Told (1987) for the AFL-CIO; and Teenage Ninja Mothers(1991), with African-American and Latina teen mothers. She is also a professional actress with an extensive list of stage and television credits.

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