Omaha Public Radio News
Thu April 7, 2011
Father Richard Curry speaks at Creighton tonight. Father Curry is the founder of the National Theatre Workshop of the Handicapped
By Cheril Lee
Omaha, NE – Father Richard J. Curry is speaking tonight at Creighton University at 7:00 p.m.
Father Curry is the founder of the National Theatre Workshop of the Handicapped. He says the organization brings disabled warriors into a writer's program where they practice their writing skills and write a personal monologue. Father Curry says he will share the history of his organization as well as discuss what it has accomplished so far and how others can help. He says the National Theatre Workshop of the Handicapped started 10 years ago, "I met some disabled veterans and I didn't think they'd be interested in a full-blown theatre program but I began to realize that each of them was very desperate to tell me their story. When I realized that, I said ok, we can start training them in dramatic monologues in the writer's workshop' which will really open up the floodgates for post-traumatic stress."
Father Curry's lecture takes place at 7:00 tonight and is being offered at no charge. Creighton's Lied Education Center for the Arts is at 24th and Cass Streets.