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Brian Bull / KLCC

A theatre troupe for people with disabilities kicks off its latest show Friday night in Cottage Grove.

The inspiration for “Creative Chaos” came when its founder, Carmen Dowell, watched a friend with Downs Syndrome get turned away from an audition ten years ago.

Tiffany Eckert

A play in Eugene this weekend will feature actors who can not hear. In what they’re calling a shadow performance, the company will present The Vagina Monologues.

Jenny Graham / Oregon Shakespeare Festival

President Trump is weighing deep cuts in his budget plan, including all funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).  A major theater group in Oregon fears that could affect children’s access to one of history’s greatest playwrights. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Raw Canvas is a solo, one-act play written by playwright Barratt Walton for actress Nancy Hopps fourteen years ago. It depicts the challenges of an aspiring artist in 1952, where the central character Rosalyn must defy the social norms of the time in order to pursue her passion for painting. A new version will be staged twice in Florence at  the Florence Playhouse, July 17th through 19th, and August 14th through 16th, sponsored by Fools Haven theater group, and again starring Nancy Hopps. Nancy spoke with Eric Alan about art, choices and healing in the KLCC studios.