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With disarming candor, Terry Galloway writes about her mental breakdowns, her queer identity, and living in a silent, quirky world populated by unforgettable characters.
Terry Galloway is a deaf, queer writer and performer, who tours her one woman shows as a cheap way of seeing the world. In Austin, Texas, she gained a reputation for playing comic male roles as a student and Research Associate for the University of Texas’ alternative Summer Theater Festival, Shakespeare at Winedale. She’s also known as one of the founding members of Austin’s wildly popular 6th street cabaret Esther’s Follies and as the founder of Actual Lives, a writing and performance workshop for adults with and without disabilities. She writes as well as performs about queerness, deafness, disability, theater, and Elvis.
Terry has been a Visiting Artist at the California Institute of the Arts, Florida State University, and the University of Texas at Austin. She’s won a variety of awards including an NEA, a J.Frank Dobie Fellowship from the Texas Institute of Letters, grants from the Texas Commission of the Arts and the Florida Divisions of Cultural Affairs, 5 Corporation for Public Broadcasting Awards, 3 Prindi National Public Radio Commentary Awards, and a Best Swimmer Award from the Lions Camp for Crippled Children. She splits her time between Austin Texas, and Tallahassee, Flordia, where she lives with her long-time love Donna Marie Nudd, a professor at Florida State University and their cat Tweety.