The Michigan Daily - Saturday, October 22, 1983 - Page 3
Drama class designed
or physically disabled
By KEN WITTENBERG
In a class much like any other drama course in Ann Arbor,
several people form a circle and watch each other's
movements very closely.
One woman reaches down to her ankles, briskly moving
her arm up and down. "She's shaving her legs," calls out one
classmate excitedly, as he recognizes the pantomime and
brings a broad smile to the woman's face.
FOR SOME of the participants in this workshop, called
"Dramatically Able," simple pantomimes like this one are
harder than they would be for most people - the majority of
the class's 12 members have physical disabilities.
Course instructor Hilary Cohen, a drama lecturer in the
communication department, stresses that her goal is to
"make drama accessible to people whom it's not always ac-
cessible to." She explained that people who use a wheelchair
or have a physical disability may feel uncomfortable in a
standard drama class.
"Whenever anyone acts in front of people, they are making
themselves vulnerable," Cohen said. "Some of these people
are shy because of their disabilities, and it must be very hard
Cohen also has other goals for her students. A focus for
everybody in the workshop is to become "more open and sen-
sitive to each other." While most of the students are han-
dicapped, a few of the students are not disabled, and Cohen
hopes all class members will benefit from the chance to bet-
ter understand people with different abilities.
"I tend to think of all of us as having strengths and
weaknesses," said Cohen, who has taught drama workshops
for twenty years. In addition to teaching the Dramatically
Able workshop, she has instructed senior citizens and
children with cerebral palsy and hearing impairments.
An average class begins with vocal warmups, such as the
"YOU NEEDN'T NEED UNIQUE New York" that Cohen
used at last weeks class. Cohen sometimes uses musical in-
struments to encourage participation, too.
SOME STUDENTS, of course, are physically limited to
what they can participate in. Cohen must describe the pan-
tomime actions to the member of the class who is blind.
"When you have people with a lot of different limitations,
you have to be a little more creative in thinking of the ac-
tivities," Cohen said.
Cohen's students don't necessarily think of the class as a
course for people with handicaps - they're just interested in
having fun and improving their dramatic skills.
"IT WILL help me in presentations and speeches," said
Margie Minor, president of Breakthrough, a University ad-
vocate group for students with handicaps and co-sponsor of
the workshop. "I hope to learn techniques in helping
"I personally am pretty serious about the class and being
able to perform," said class member Yvonne Duffy.
The class is funded by the University's affirmative action
office, which has been "thrilled with the response," accor-
ding to project coordinator Susan McClanahan.
Daily Photo by TOD WOOLF
students in a workshop called "Dramatically Able." The class is
with disabilities and to promote students' understandings of one
Communication instructor Hilary Cohen teaches
designed to make drama accessible to students
"GBaringp For The University: A Welcome to Women," a workshop
sponsored by the Center for Continuing Education of Women to encourage
people to return to school for further higher education, begins at 9 a.m.
today. Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Mary Ann Swain will
present the keynote speech on "The University and the Adult Student." Both
women and men are invited to participate in the workshop, which will be
held on the 4th floor of Rackham.
Ann Arbor Film Coop - Gumby shorts, 7 & 10:20 p.m.; Rocky &
Bullwinkle cartoon, 8:40 p.m., MLB 3.
Cinema Guild - Fitzcarraldo, 6:30 & 9:15 p.m., Lorch.
Cinema II - Smithereens, 7,8:40, & 10:20 p.m., Aud. A, Angell.
Alternative Action - Night of the Iguana, 7:30 p.m.; Cat On A Hot Tin
Roof, 9:45 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation - Fame, 8 & 10:15 p.m., 1429 Hill St.
Classic Film Theater - Love and Death, 7 & 10:30 p.m.; Start the
Revolution Without Me, 8:40 p.m., Michigan Theatre.
Mediatrics - On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, 7 p.m., What's Up,
Doc?, 9:15 p.m., MLB 4.
Major Events - The Tubes, 8 p.m., Hill Aud.
Music - French Horn recital, Terry Ann Manuszak, 6 p.m.; clarinet
recital, Elizabeth Hollar, 8 p.m., Recital Hall; open carillon tower demon-
stration, 11 pm., Burton Tower.
Young Peoples' Theater - "David & Lisa," 2 & 8 p.m., Community High
Aud., 401 N. Division.
Residential College - "Equilibrium: A Concert of Dance & Percussion," 8
p.m., E. Quad; lecture and demonstration, 10 a.m., East Quad.
Theatre & Drama -"Spell #7'," 8p.m., Power Center.
Performance Network; Michigan Labor Theatre - "Dangerous Times," 8
p.m., 408 W. Washington.
Canterbury Loft; Common Ground - "Children of a Lesser God," 8 p.m.,
Mendelssohn Theatre, League.
Ark - Dan Crary, 8 p.m., 1421 Hill.
CLE - Jerrold H. Israel, "Recent Developments in Constitutional
Regulation of Criminal Procedure,"8 p.m., 116 Hutchins.
Pilot Program - "Women In Third World Countries," 8 p.m., Alice Lloyd
Red Carpet Lounge.
EMU - conference on Towner House Children's Museum, 9 a.m., Ladies'
Literary Club on N. Washington, Ypsilanti.
Tae Kwon Do Club - 9 a.m., CCRB Martial Arts Rm.
Ann Arbor Go Club - 2 p.m., 1433.Mason.
Women's Athletics - Volleyball, Mich. vs. Ohio State, 5 p.m., CCRB Gym.
Student Wood & Craft Shop - Steam Bending seminar, 11 a.m., 537 SAB.
Football - Mich. vs. Iowa, 1 p.m., Michigan Stadium.
Interfaith Council for Peace - United Nations Day and World Food Day,
brunch, 9a.m., McKenny Hall, EMU.
Iowa Alumni Assn. - pre-game party for U. of Iowa alumni and fans, 9:30
a.m., Holiday Inn West Bank, 2900 Jackson Rd.
Ann Arbor Hands On Museum - "The Chemistry of Fire," Demon-
strations, 1 & 3p.m:, 219 E. Huron.
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Ultimate 'Za feeds hungry
By. DAN LATREILLE
Nine-hundred pounds of mozzarella
cheese, 300 pounds of pepperoni, 200
pounds of Bermuda onions, 80 pounds of
green peppers and mushrooms, and 48
gallons of tomato sauce resting atop
1,600 pounds of dough provided more
than a mouthful for the hundreds who
showed up alongside the Michigan
Union yesterday to help eat the world's
longest Sicilian Pizza.
In fact, "The Ultimate Za" came
close to producing the ultimate in lef-
tovers, but 200 members of the
Michigan Marching Band descended on
the remains - most of them cold - to
polish off what could be the Univer-
sity's second entry in the Guinness
Book of World Records.
THE 28-INCH by 312-foot-long pizza
followed last year's 300-foot long
"Wolverine Submarine" as a fund-
raising activity for the United Way.
The stadium-length pizza crust began
cooking at about 7 a.m. yesterday un-
der the supervision of Michigan Union
Food Supervisor Michael Crabb.
The dough was fed through a 30-foot
propane-fired oven, then wrapped in
plastic wrap and cooking parchment
and mounted across 40 eight-foot tables
outside the Union.
AT 4:30 p.m. the dougi
covered so cooking teams cc
the tomato sauce, cheese,
toppings. Throughout the day
moved an oven over differe
of the pizza, which were then
After University Preside
Shapiro's ceremonious cutt
first piece, a pizzaeatir
began. Contestants were di
teams of a blindfolded fee
hand-tied eater, both of whic
wearing more pizza than they
Hundreds paid the $3 tick
pizza, salad, and beer, but]
plained that the chill October air made
for a somewhat tepid pizza.
h was un-
ould lay on Ingredients for the "U-ltimate Za"
spices and were donated by local merchants, and
y the teams the proceeds will go to the United Way.
nt sections Union officials could not say how much
served. money the pizza made for charity.
nt Harold Regardless of the cash-flow, Crabb
ing of the said he doesn't anticipate any trouble
ig contest getting the pizza into the record books.
ivided into "It's definitely long enough," he said.
-der and a
h ended up In order to qualify for the Guiness
y ate. record book, Crabb must send pictures
et price for of the pizza and signed eyewitness
many com- statements of authenticity.
Geneva picked as site
for Lebanon talks
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Despite
scattered gunbattles, Lebanon's
warring factions agreed yesterday to
hold their long-delayed "national
reconciliation conference" in Geneva.
But no date has been set for the
The fighting flared between Moslem
snipers and Lebanese soldiers in
southern Beirut, between Druse
militiamen and Lebanese troops
holding Souk el-Gharb southeast of the
capital, and Christian and Druse gun-
ners in the Kharroub region above
Israel's defense line along the Awali
River in southern Lebanon.
STATE TELEVISION, which repor-
ted the battles, gave no casualty
Rafik Hariri, the Saudi mediator who
had been trying to arrange a site for the
"national reconciliation conference,"
told reporters that all eight Moslem and
Christian leaders invited to the meeting
agreed on Geneva.
"All parties are in agreement,"
Hariri said. "Everyone likes it. They
believe it is a good place to meet."
HE SAID THAT only the problem
Lover the date remained before the meet-
ing could be held. "It has nothing to
do with any real problem for the
national dialogue," he said.
Prof named as harasser
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mathematical social psychology and in-
ternational relations, Hefner is married
and has four children.
Parsigian said the evidence brought
against Hefner by the seven com-
plaintants was "overwhelming."
"If it would have been just one
woman, I doubt anything would have
happened. But as it turned out, he was
somewhat notorious for such actions,"
Parsigian said his classmate agreed
to come forward and testify after
learning that other women had filed
During the initial grievance
procedures, he said he did not think any
severe punitive action would be taken
against Hefner. "Hefner was supposed
to remove a big pillow in his room and a
letter was going to go in his (personnel)
file," Parsigian said. "I was furious at
the time that the case was not taken
care of sooner."
This case marks the first time the
'regents bylaws against sexual
harassment have been applied.
LSA Dean Peter Steiner became
aware of the case through the college's
grievance committee which heard the
initial complaints. He then brought the
case to Vice President for Academic
Affairs Billy Frye who agreed with
Steiner that the case should go to
According to the bylaws, the case is
to be referred to the University's top
faculty committee, the Senate Advisory
Committee on University Affairs
SACUA's subcommittee on tenure
held hearings to investigate the
allegations between Oct. 1982 and April.
of this year. After ten meetings at which
committee members heard testimony
from witnesses presented by both the
University and the professor, the sub-
committee concluded that "misconduct
had occured and recommended
dismissal of the faculty member,''
Shapiro said in his prepared statement.
The professor's case was appealed to
SACUA which approved the' subcom-
mittee's recommendation. Both
SACUA, the faculty group, and the
professor were given the option of
responding to the case.
Shapiro then made a tentative
decision to dismiss the professor. In the
meantime, however, the professor
resigned before formal action could be
taken. Shapiro accepted his
Anti-nuclear demonstrators in Bonn, West Germany await their turn to be
carried off the road by police leading to the West German defense ministry
yesterday. They are protesting deployment of modernized U.S. nuclear
weapons in Western Europe to begin in December.
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