Disability Social History Project

Famous (and not-so-famous) People with Disabilities

sketch of person in wheelchair drawn by Neil MarcusNeil Marcus - Actor, Playwright, Poet


1988 - presented STORM READING, an enlightening work in two acts written and preformed by Neil Marcus, adapted for the stage by Neil Marcus, Rod Lathim, and Roger Marcus. Presented by Access Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA. Over 200 performances to date in the U.S. and England.

Theatrical Works 1992-1994
My Sexual History, written by Neil Marcus, Bay Area Intimate Theater Festival, Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA, The Women's Building, San Francisco CA

The Art of Human Being, written and performed by Neil Marcus, Bay Area Dance Festival, Theater Artaud, San Francisco CA

PHreaks, Actor, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, CA


Watch these videos by Neil Marcus, award-winning playwright, actor, poet, and performance artist.

Speaking Through Walls, 1990, Award-winning documentary on Neil Marcus, Access Theatre and Tour of Storm Reading; Directed by Anthony Edwards, Edwards/Hardin Productions, Los Angeles, CA.

From the Heart with Michael Douglas, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC, presented as NBC TV special

Interview with Maria Shriver on the Sunday Today Show

Erase the Hate, USA Cable network

Guest Star on NBC's "ER"

1993 Isadora Duncan Dance Award, Best Scored Text, Art of Human Being, San Francisco, CA
1992 United Nations Society of Writers Medal of Honor, Outstanding Achievement in Play Writing
1992 Critic's Choice, STORM READING, Tiffany Theatre, Los Angeles CA
1992 Best Ensemble and Leading Actor, Storm Reading, DramaLogue Magazine, Tiffany Theatre, Los Angeles CA
1982 Special Effects, founder, bimonthly newsletter
1979 Complete Elegance, editor and founder, International Forum Journal for Disability Counselors.
1995 Dances Anybody Can Do, Remy Charlip, contributing artist
1994 Just Like Everybody Else, Contributor, World Institute on Disability, Oakland, CA
1988 Princess and the Dragon, a disabled fable, self published
1987 Going Where You Wheel, Accessibility on Telegraph Avenue, contributor, Center for Independent Living Press, Berkeley CA
1987 Making Your House Accessible, contributor, Center for Independent Living Press, Berkeley CA
1986 Towards Solomon's Mountain, Disabled Poets Anthology, Temple University Press
1995 inclusion in schools panelist, Anchorage-Americorp trainer
1995 SDS Performance
1995 Member, "Corporation on Disability and Telecommunications", Berkeley, CA
1995 Advocacy Training/Technical Assistance Center, Performance & Lecture, Oakland, CA
1994 "All Things Considered", Guest, NPR, Washington, DC
1994 Guest Interview, Public Radio, Portland, Maine
1994 "How To Build A Disability Theater Community", Manchester, England
1994 AXIS Dance Troupe, Guest Director, Berkeley, CA
1993 "Dance Bay Area", Panel, Laney College, Oakland, CA
1993 "Access to Art", Philadelphia Children's Theater Festival, PA
1992 "Art and Disability", Lecture, Claremont College, Claremont, CA
1992 Society for Disability Studies, Guest Speaker, Oakland, CA
1989 Disability Forum, Center For Independent Living, Berkeley, CA
1988 "How To", Counseling Disabled Men, Pleasant Hill, CA
1988 "Building Self-Esteem", Santa Barbara High School, CA
1984 Member and Contributor, Disabled Artists Network, NY

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