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Deaf public speaker, Nathan Jesper, has arrived at his venue desperately late. As he launches into his speech, he soon realizes that things are not what they seem. A new play that skillfully combines ASL, surtitles and the spoken word to weave together a tragicomedy that takes the audience on an unexpected journey of discovering what it really means to belong.
ASL Interpretation. Discounted Tickets Available.
Low and no-cost tickets are available for those who identify as part of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. Please email email@example.com to book your ticket. Please also note that the Artist has designed the show very specifically to be accessible to Deaf and Hard of Hearing audience members on any night (the show is entirely surtitled and the performer includes ASL).
Image Description: Chris Dodd is wearing a blue collared shirt and tie, with a beige vest. Chris faces forward with his hand raised in a sign to his eye. Large bold, white text, reads, “November 24-26, 2023 | Deafy | Created and Performed by Chris Dodd | The VIFF Studio Theatre.”
Chris Dodd is an Edmonton based Deaf performing artist, playwright, accessibility advocate and Governor General Innovation Award finalist. He is the founder and artistic director of SOUND OFF, Canada’s national theatre festival dedicated to the Deaf performing arts. He has an excellent understanding of the challenges faced by those with disabilities and he has worked for the University of Alberta for more than 20 years as an Adaptive Technologist, helping individuals with wide range of disabilities solve their challenges through technology. He works across Canada as a consultant for accessibility and Deaf and Disability Arts. Chris holds a degree from the University of Alberta’s Drama program. He is the recipient of the Guy Laliberté Prize for innovation and creative leadership by the Canada Council of the Arts.
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