Tim J. Lord’s On Every Link a Heart Does Dangle; or Owed is having a limited run until May 19 at The Lark. The recipient of the Apothetae & Lark Playwriting Fellowship — the first national award supporting a disabled playwright — Lord reimagined Oedipus with a disability at its center.
Lord shifted the focus of the play from the king to a young woman who is poor and has suffered from discrimination due to her disability. He uses the classic myths of history to upend common disability myths in this play.
Encouraging Playwrights to Challenge the Perceptions of the Disabled Experience
The Apothetae & Lark Playwriting Fellowship offers disabled playwrights a two-year cycle of support as they create new content with the theme of challenging the perceptions of disabilities.
Lord, the first recipient of the fellowship, has received a $40,000 prize as well as a $5,000 fund for opportunity and resource, outreach and scouting, and a $10,000 production fund.