Monday, October 20, 2014

DJ and "Hamlet" Acting for Zombie Shakespeare! and DJ/ASL Poetry at Equal Grounds

On October 31st, I will be DJ-ing during warm-up and intermission for MuCCC (Multi-Use Community Cultural Center) on October 31st. It will be a halloween-themed show titled "Zombie Shakespeare!".

Here is the hypertext for you to click on to get the details and get the tickets:

Besides DJ-ing, I will act as Hamlet's ghost father by translating the script into ASL (American Sign Language) and a person will speak the lines in English simultaneously.

On November 8th, I as DJ WildPoet, Eric Epstein, and Dangerous Signs will perform ASL poetry, stories, and songs at Equal Grounds. This show will start at 7:30 PM and it will be a fundraising effort to support DDW (Discovering Deaf Worlds), a non-profit organization, that seeks for deaf/hard of hearing people in other countries for better education, quality of life, empowerments, and cultural preservation.

Here is a flyer and you can click on the image to see it bigger.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Dangerous Signs "Twilight Zone" and My DJ-ing as DJ WildPoet

From October 2nd to October 4th, I DJ-ed for the first time out to the public. My DJ entertainment took place in room 1510 at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) under Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). The DJ-ing was for a warm-up during audience's entrance. I played my own original composed electronic music and famous musicians' work. I just manipulated the sound effects with the loops, pitches/bass/etc and so forth. A director, Luane Davis Haggerty, mentioned to me that she was approached by 3 people who liked my DJ performances and asked for my business cards (which I did give them to her). Saw people bobbing their heads, grooving along and etc before Dangerous Signs performance began. This is a great privilege and new experience for me. I am honored to be able to finally do the DJ-ing outside of my home. Here is a photo of me as DJ WildPoet.

By 7:20 PM, I took down my DJ devices and the crews took my speakers out of the spot, then I joined Dangerous Signs. My performances with the cast members were great. We all performed songs, poems, social comments, and acting/mime in American Sign Language (ASL): Stevie Wonder's "Superstitious" song, my "Blade Gray Sky" poem with original composed electronic music, and many other great skits. This Dangerous Signs performance has been a great experience for me since I joined them about 3 years ago.

Here is a photo of the flyer below.