New York, NY (April 24, 2007)–Tomorrow evening in Philadelphia, Bridge Multi-Media is producing a panel discussion on “Techniques and Challenges in Live Recording with Persons with Disabilities,” following the 8:00 pm performance of actor/playwright Lynn Manning’s one-man show WEIGHTS. Multi-Grammy and Emmy-winning audio engineer David Hewitt, Grammy winner/inventor of On-Liner Notes, Matt Kaplowitz, and Manning–a crime victim turned inspirational artist and playwright–will be the featured panelists.
WEIGHTS is a critically acclaimed autobiographical story of Manning that depicts one person’s triumph over extreme adversity. Through poetry, music and riveting narrative, Manning presents the incredible journey of an artist who, shot and blinded, refuses to give up on life. WEIGHTS was recorded live before a studio audience at Capitol Recording Studios in Los Angeles by Hewitt.
Manning has appeared in numerous films and television programs, including Seinfeld and served as special advisor for ABC TV’s show Blind Justice, telling the story of a police officer who rejoins the force after being blinded in the line of duty. Manning was appointed Blind Male Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Olympic Committee and teaches martial arts to blind children. At 6’2″ and 215 pounds, Manning is no stranger to adversity, having grown up as an impoverished black child in the foster care system of South Central LA.
Tickets for tomorrow’s event are priced at $12 for students, $20 for general public and $15 for Recording Academy members. Tickets and further information are available at the theater website–www.amaryllistheatre.org–or at the box office. The Amaryllis Theatre Company is located at 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA. Additionally, WEIGHTS CDs will be available for sale at the venue.