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Dark Disabled Stories

Opening Date: Feb 28, 2023

Closing Date: Apr 09, 2023

Running Time: 01:15

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Playing @

Public Theater

425 Lafayette St New York, NY 10003

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Acclaimed writer and performer Ryan J. Haddad (Hi, Are You Single?, Netflix's The Politician) makes his off-Broadway playwriting debut with the hilarious and audacious Dark Disabled Stories. Haddad’s newest autobiographical play is a series of unforgiving vignettes about the strangers he encounters while navigating a city (and a world) not built for his walker and cerebral palsy. Directed by Jordan Fein (Rags Parkland Sings The Songs of The Future), Dark Disabled Stories probes implicit ableism and the assumptions we make about people we'll never really know.

COVID-19 Safety Information:
Masks are required at Tuesday evening performances and Saturday & Sunday matinees.
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 16

Show Notes

Show Notes: No intermission

Audience Advisory:

Dark Disabled Stories will offer Open Captions, Audio Descriptions, and American Sign Language at every performance. Learn more below about accessible seating accommodations and our audience experience before selecting your seats for the performance. <br> <br> Captions and ASL are integrated into the design and staging of the production, so patrons need not sit in a designated area to access them. Still, we encourage members of the d/Deaf and hard of hearing communities to sit in the center of the house and at least a few rows back for optimal viewing.<br><br> Audio descriptions of the production are included in the script's text, and a separate device is not necessary to access the description. <br><br> We have expanded our wheelchair and mobility disability seating access in the front row of the Shiva Theater for this production. Still, space is limited based on the capacity of the venue, and we ask that companions who do not require accessible seating choose companion seats in the second row for the performance. The Public may adjust seating locations before or upon arrival at the performance to reunite parties who have been separated during the reservation process.<br><br> The Public may adjust seating locations before or upon arrival to assist in meeting accommodation requests from guests with disabilities. We appreciate your assistance and support of a welcoming and inclusive experience for all. <br><br> The Public strives to create an inclusive and welcoming space where audience members can be free to be themselves for this production, and expectations about audience etiquette are relaxed at this performance. We will share specifics about this relaxed theater experience in our performance reminders.

Performance Schedule:

No 1 PM performances on March 4 & 5


Ryan J. Haddad
Dickie Hearts & Alejandra Ospina


Jordan Fein

Written by

Ryan J. Haddad

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Full-price tickets



Box Office

Lobby. Counter 42".


Valet parking garage: 403 Lafayette St. Lot: Lafayette St. & Astor Place.

Curb Ramps

Outside main entrance.

Passenger Loading Zone



Unisex: Main floor. Door 35.5". Clear space 61"x 54". Commode 18". Grab bars.

Directions Subway

6 to Astor Place; R/W to 8th St/NYU


Newman Theater seats 299
Anspacher Theater seats 275
LuEsther Hall seats 156
Martinson Hall seats 165
Susan Stein Shiva Theater seats 104.


Elevator: Attended. Accesses all floors.


Main floor. Coin slot 55". Cord 30".


Six steps or machine lift to main floor lobby. Entrance marked by large signs. Assistance available.

Visual Assistance


Water Fountain

Main floor. Spout 36".

Assisted Listening System

Assistive Listening Systems that transmit sound via headsets are available.

Wheelchair Info

Access for wheelchair users and individuals with limited mobility is available. Box office needs advance notice so that seats can be removed.

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By Subway:

6 to Astor Place; R/W to 8th St/NYU

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