Monday, July 10, 2017

These actors with disabilities are wowing theater crowds - NEW YORK POST

by Barbara Hoffman 
Originally published: July 6, 2017

Gregg Mozgala was born with cerebral palsy; Katy Sullivan, without lower legs. Yet there they are, delivering knockout performances in off-Broadway’s “Cost of Living.”

In the play, the actors are in wheelchairs, but they don’t use them in real life. When they emerge for their curtain call — he running out with a sloping gait, she stepping nimbly on prosthetic limbs — theatergoers gasp.

“I overheard people saying something like, ‘Oh my God, I didn’t know she didn’t have legs!’” Mozgala says. Adds Sullivan, with a laugh: “Everyone’s used to CGI!”