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Festival Programming Announcement: June 26th

Creating Sign Language Magic


Presented in partnership with Generator, Deaf Spectrum, Theatre Passe Muraille and Toronto Arts Council

Artscape Youngplace

150 Minutes

Ticket Price

Explore the possibilities for creating accessible sign language productions for d/Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and sign language users. This workshop looks at multiple approaches, using select performance excerpts to demonstrate interpretation, shadowing, and acting practices. In addition, you will have the opportunity to try your hand at what you have learned in small groups. Led with Sage Lovell, Thurga Kanagasekarampillai, Derek Kwan, Gaitrie Persaud and Suchiththa Wickremesooriya.

Directed by Sage Lovell; Performed by Thurga Kanagasekarampillai, Derek Kwan, and Suchiththa Wickremesooriya

The workshop of Creating Sign Language Magic has been made possible in part through an accessibility initiative led by Theatre Passe Muraille. This project was supported through Toronto Arts Council Strategic Funding.

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ASL interpretation will be provided for this event. Captioning will be provided for this event.

Part of the SummerWorks Exchange programming – a series of events to facilitate artist and community growth, to strengthen the ecology of live performance in Canada, and expand our dialogue and collaboration with the international arts community.