James Sanders does not play disabled roles29 Apr 2014
James Sanders is an actor who is determined not to be put in ‘disabled’ roles.
James started his study before becoming a quadriplegic and after recovering from his accident and going back to study, he noticed that he was treated differently and only offered ‘disabled’ roles.
James finally got the role of a teacher because he could act – which is why actors should get the role – not because they are disabled and fit the role.
James’ extraordinary contribution to helping actors with a disability wanting to participate in acting workshops, his production of plays that smash the perception of the abilities of actors with a disability and his dedication to breaking new ground has pushed acting for people with a disability into new areas.
You can read more of James’ story here: http://www.theprovince.com/news/James+Sanders+working+break+down+barriers+disabled+actors/8145512/story.html