Friday, March 25, 2011

ASL Poetry and Performance at Flying Squirrel Community Space

On April 9th, four deaf and hard of hearing poets/performers will present their work at the Flying Squirrel Community Space. They are Vicki Nordquist, a well-respected comedian/actress/mime performer/performing artist/theatre director in Rochester, Matt Schwartz, a former renown drag queen performer in Rochester and a signing-to-song performer, Susan Smith, a skilled ASL poet, and Eddie Swayze, an ASL poet with original composed electronic music, actor, performing artist, and visual artist. These performers will be voice-interpreted for the audience who do not know American Sign Language. This is made possible by ASL Poetry Society (Facebook group) and in support by the Flying Squirrel Community Space downtown Rochester, an unique space that fosters and supports artists and performers. The show will start at 7 PM and it is free to the public. This performance event gives the Rochester community an opportunity to get exposed to the deaf and hard of hearing artists' ASL work and gain appreciation upon the beauty of American Sign Language as a language that can be used for creative purposes such as poetry, theatrical productions, and so forth.

Come on down and see what the performers have to offer, their unique and creative work, all presented with the use of American Sign Language (ASL).

Friday, March 4, 2011

ASL Poetry at Flying Squirrel Community

The Flying Squirrel Community located on 285 Clarissa Street, Rochester, NY just approved my proposal to present an ASL poetry show with deaf/hard of hearing performers. This event will happen on April 9th at 7 PM, free to the public. I am currently seeking for performers and interpreters. Flying Squirrel Community is a place that provides a welcoming space that will cultivate and sustain long lasting relationships between artists, activists, and community members in Rochester so that we may work together to create positive social change.

I will keep you all posted on the progress of this exciting plan.