Laura Does Not Cry… is a performative memory that shares a personal story using Laura from The Glass Menagerie as a representation of the writer. It is not a complete reflection of Ben Kim’s relationship to their disability, but it tells of a moment — no more than a handful of tangible seconds — that radically changed Ben Kim’s understanding of disability. Laura Does Not Cry… functions as two connected but distinct forms: as a poem and as a play — neither superseding the other in value. As a poem, it feeds the individual in intimate comfort; the pages shift back and forth as the reader needs, for the sake of visual recollection. As a play, it invites collaborative storytelling between the actors and the audience; the stage labors to bring back to life the very memories, and memories of fiction, of its container. But even more simply: this is a story about dying.