- Brigitte Jouxtel
Ali Stroker shattered the glass ceiling when she became the first actress in a wheelchair to appear on Broadway, as Anna in Deaf West's 2015 production of "Spring Awakening." The singer, actress, and activist has also appeared onscreen in "The Glee Project," "Glee," and Cotton, and has leveraged her success in the entertainment industry to build awareness around physical disability and bullying. This year, Stroker headlines Vassar's 16th annual Modfest, a celebration of 20th- and 21st-Century art, which runs from February 1 through 11. After performing at the Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film/Martel Theater, Stroker will be interviewed onstage by Leslie Dunn, Professor of English, about her acting and advocacy work. This event is free, but reservations are required. February 11, 3pm. (845) 437-5370.