Brian Hillebert has been a dedicated actor with DDSO’s Short Center Repertory since he was a client at Short Center North in 1975. During that time he has appeared in every play we produced, both comedies and dramas. His skills, honed by the training and performance experience he received through this DDSO outreach program, have also landed him major parts in three community theatre productions. He proudly introduces himself as an “actor extraordinaire”. Given his dedication, courage and moving performances over 30 years, I believe he has fully earned the title. Brian is a survivor of childhood brain trauma, with brain and motor damage who uses a power wheelchair in daily life, although he often performs on his feet, “sacrificing comfort for his art”, as he puts it. Without DDSO Special Projects like this, Sacramento theatre audiences might never have been introduced to the outstanding contributions he and other adults with disabilities make to the cultural life of our community.
Regina Brink is an actress who is blind. She has appeared with the company since 2005 in many major roles. They are seen here in a moment from the comedy “Extensions” which was in the SCR touring repertory from 2010 to 2014.
Check out shortcenterrep.org for video excerpts other SCR performances.
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