2022 RUTH MALECZECH AWARD
a performer who embodies Ruth’s daring and raw, naked fearlessness in every performance
About Lindsay Abromaitis-Smith
LINDSAY ABROMAITIS-SMITH (she/her) is an artist, herbalist, writer, and pleasure activist living with ALS. She is dedicated to creating beauty, sharing stories and rituals, and crafting herbal remedies that echo what is essential to being. As she continues to learn how to physically manifest differently, Lindsay hopes to teach others that being disabled can be pleasureful and powerful while also being an act of acceptance and surrender. Her art practice is currently focused on learning how to be a rooted elephant and painting/drawing using her feet. She is the mother of two tigers and loves having people over for tea.
“I first met Ruth while I was a puppeteer in Red Beads and marveled at her fierce grace while flying by foy during the delicious chaos of rehearsals. Receiving the Ruthie Award feels like a breath of inspiration to ignite my curiosity and passion for creating something with teeth that leave beautiful marks on the soul.”