Biography:

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 sponsor.

Project Description:

"….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" performers.