Gary Corbin is an above-knee amputee and 28-year cancer survivor.
He is also one of the country's most active physically challenged
performers. His 50-plus stage credits include: Clay in "Dutchman,"
Sheridan Whiteside in "The Man Who Came to Dinner,"
and File in "The Rainmaker." As a performance artist,
he has appeared several times at Dixon Place, Performance Space
122, and 14-Karat Cabaret/Maryland Art Place. He toured the
country as an actor and writer in educational theater programs
designed to enlighten the public on the plight of individuals
with disabilities and special needs. Mr. Corbin has received
numerous awards and fellowships for his work including two individual
artist awards in Theater from The New York State Council on
the Arts, a playwriting award from The Maryland State Arts Council,
and the Gregory Millard Fellowship from the New York Foundation
for the Arts, an organization that also serves as his fiscal
.four one-legged men!" is a one-man performance
in a series of vignettes that depict four distinct characters,
from different backgrounds, seasons and eras. They are above-knee
amputees, but "well rounded", with "universally
human" issues. Mr. Corbin too is an above-knee amputee
and cancer survivor. The performance is Mr. Corbin's response
to the extreme lack of opportunities for "physically unique"