ASL DEAF-INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE of OTHER SIDE OF THE GAME by AMANDA PARRIS we have coming up on Friday October 20, 2017 at 8pm. Below is the ASL message with our Deaf Community Consultant SYMARA BONNER.
MomenTO: Canadian Innovation in International Service featuring Stephen Lewis and Professor John English
Monday, October 16, 7 to 8:30 p.m. | Isabel Bader Theatre (93 Charles Street West)
FREE – Please RSVP online
PLEASE NOTE: This lecture will have ASL interpretation
Sixty years ago, Lester B. Pearson became the first Canadian to receive the Nobel Prize for Peace, for his contributions to ending the 1952 Suez Crisis as Canada’s foreign affairs minister and the President of the United Nations General Assembly. The Toronto-born Pearson won support for sending a United Nations Emergency Force to the Sinai peninsula in Egypt, the first armed, large-scale peacekeeping force. His achievements established peacekeeping as the centrepiece of Canadian international relations for decades to come.
A generation later, Stephen Lewis came to represent Canada’s international leadership at the United Nations. Appointed Canada’s ambassador to the United Nations in 1984, he later served as Deputy Director of UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) and the United Nations special envoy on HIV/AIDS in Africa. He was awarded the Pearson Peace Medal by the United Nations Association in Canada in 2001 and invested into the Order of Canada the following year.
Join Heritage Toronto and the City of Toronto for a conversation between Stephen Lewis and Professor John English, historian and official biographer of Lester Pearson, about the significance of Pearson’s Nobel Prize, and the innovative contributions that Canadians have continued to make in international service.
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MEN WHO CAN DO SIGN LANGUAGE NEEDED FOR A COMMERCIAL – N/U – PAYS $1,775.00+
Powerhouse casting in TORONTO is
Seeking a MEN that can do SIGN LANGUAGE
PRODUCTION TITLE: PROJECT SIGN LANGUAGE
Here are dates to be aware of.
AUDITION DATE: October 4 (in Toronto)
CALL-BACK DATE: October 6
WARDROBE DATE: October 11 (pays $75)
SHOOT DATE: October 12 or 13 (in Toronto/GTA)
PAY RATE: if booked you will make $1,775.00 for the shoot day
MEN WHO CAN DO SIGN LANGUAGE – MALES – WHO LOOK 20 TO 40 YRS OLD – ANY RACE
SUBMISSIONS INSTRUCTIONS – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
1 – PLEASE EMAIL A RECENT PICTURE) & YOUR CONTACT INFO
2 – IF YOU HAVE AN AGENT, PLEASE PROVIDE THEIR NAME & CONTACT INFO
3 – MENTION YOU SAW THIS NOTICE ON eBOSS CANADA
4 – PLEASE USE EMAIL SUBJECT LINE: SIGN LANGUAGE – <YOUR NAME>
(example email subject line: SIGN LANGUAGE – JOHN DOE)
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
We sincerely thank everyone for their submissions
but only those talent selected for an audition will be contacted.
Hello! Today I am discussing about the Toronto Seed Library. This sign is for the word “SEED.”
Toronto’s Seed Library was established in 2012 by the Occupy Gardens Toronto. We distribute seeds that have been extracted from plants, including herbs, fruit, vegetables, and more.
What does the program do? We borrow the seeds, grow them into plants, and cultivate the seeds to go back to the library.
This means other people can have access to the library, repeating the cycle of seed distribution.
We will also distribute information on how to cultivate (preserve) the seeds, how to grow them into plants, to grow these plants into food.
This means that we can have an endless supply of food.More people would have access to food.
Currently, there is more than 15 seed libraries all across Ontario, in North America and all across the globe. The goal is to borrow, grow, and cultivate to give back to the community so we all can have access to food. Thank you for watching.”
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CALL FOR DEAF VOLUNTEER PERFORMERS
No Professional Experience Required
LGBTQI friendly – Diverse Deaf Applicants Encouraged and Welcome
York’s Theatre Department is looking for 12 Deaf volunteers (17-30 years old) for the upcoming production of Post-National, in partnership with Toronto’s internationally-acclaimed Volcano Theatre. The 12 Deaf volunteers will be invited to follow a series of instructions in front of an audience. The instructions are given DURING the performance. This is not for the faint of heart – but it won’t be too terrifying either. You simply need to show up, and be open to receive the instructions in front of an audience (from texts you read or slides or from other people). You will be asked to speak your truth. Importantly, we are not looking, necessarily, for trained performers! ALL are welcome. We want YOU! Individuals that are willing to join us for an adventure. Canadians of all kinds willing to be honest about what it means to be Canadian right now.
I’m intrigued, but what is this exactly?
Post-National is a devised theatre piece, which means it is created from the ground up by Volcano artists Ross Manson, Deborah Pearson and Kate Alton in collaboration with the 4th year acting conservatory. The actors from our department will perform the first act, then open the floor to our Deaf volunteers for a second half in which – by following the prompts – you create your own version.
The piece is in reaction to Justin Trudeau’s statement that “there is no core identity, no mainstream in Canada,” concluding that he sees Canada as “the first post-national state.”
As Canada celebrates 150 years, this is a questionable assertion. Is Canada truly past nationalism? Are we really only bonded by “openness, respect, compassion, and willingness to work hard”? Who are we really? The vital voice in answering this question is yours.
Our 4th year acting conservatory students have been asking themselves questions about their own heritage, their relationship to being ‘Canadian’, and broadly what can be done to change the world. Will you lend your voice to the conversation? We want to hear from you.
That’s all well and good, what’s in it for me?
This is an opportunity in a safer space to develop the cultural practice of active citizenship. To give voice to your truths. To discover what you and others think about the state of our Here and Now. Whatever your area of expertise, your voice counts in discovering a vision of Canada that is real – that is being carried around inside the people around you. We hope to give you an opportunity to surprise yourself by thinking on your feet, in public space, in front of an audience! This can be a magical experience, where your imagination and personal history are engaged in a unique never-to-be-repeated performance.
YES, I want to participate!
Deaf participants must be available for Wednesday, November 22nd at 5:30pm for the 7:30 pm show in the Joe Green Theatre, York University. Expect to be available at least another 2 hours for the performance, though not on stage for that whole duration. Deaf volunteers will be paid a small honorarium of $40.
If you would like to participate please contact Sage Willow: email@example.com with the subject heading Post-National Volunteer.