Deaf Spectrum Curriculum Vitae

DEAF SPECTRUM

DYNAMIC. DIVERSE. DEAF. 

AWARDS

2017: First Place Winner, ArtWorksTO Youth Pitch Contest 2017, Toronto, ON

2016: Outstanding Achievements in Social and Health Services, LGBT Youthline, Toronto, ON

FESTIVALS

2020: Director, Sound Off Festival, Edmonton Fringe Theatre, Edmonton, AB. 

2018: Actor, The 39th Rhubarb Festival, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto, ON.

2018: Actor, Sound Off Festival, Edmonton Fringe Theatre, Edmonton, AB.

2016: Panelist, “Deaf Writers,” Naked Heart Literacy Festival, Toronto, ON

EXHIBITIONS

2018: “Deaf, what?” Tangled Art Gallery, Toronto, ON

2015: “The Clouded Mind,” Crip Interiors, Toronto, ON

THEATRE & PERFORMANCE

2020: Deaf Performance Night, Bricks & Glitter, Toronto, ON. 

2020: Creative ASL Theatre Sessions, Deaf Spectrum/InsideOut Theatre, Canada

2020:The Two Natashas: Life with Technology, Red Dress Productions, Toronto, ON. 

2020: The Two Natashas: Livestream, Deaf Spectrum, Toronto, ON

2020: The Two Natashas: Our Life in Guyana, Sound Off Festival, Edmonton, AB. 

2020: ASL Cabaret Toronto, Toronto Poetry Slams, Toronto, ON. 

2019: Queer Storytime in ASL, Naked Heart Festival, Toronto, ON. 

2019: Deaf Performance Night, Bricks and Glitter, Toronto, ON. 

2019:  ASL Cabaret Toronto, Voices of Today Festival, Toronto, ON.

2019: Dragging ASL to Pride, Buddies In Bad Times, Toronto, ON

2018: Performer, Gems & Minerals, Diane Borsato, Toronto, ON

2018: “Deaf That!”, Rhubarb Festival, Toronto, ON.

2018: “Deaf That!”, Sound Off Festival, Edmonton, AB.

2017: Drift Seeds, Red Dress Productions, Toronto, ON

SHORT FILMS

2018: Creator, “Deaf, what?” Documentary, Toronto, ON.

2017: Creator, “My Local Government,” City of Toronto, Toronto, ON.

PROJECTS

2017: “Deaf, what?” photograph exhibition and documentary, Tangled Art + Disability

WORKSHOPS

2020: Creating Sign Language Magic, Sound Off Festival, Edmonton, AB

2019: Creating Sign Language Magic, SummerWorks Performance Festival, Toronto, ON

2018: Deaf Jam Poetry, Paperhouse Studios & XYZines, Scarborough, ON

2018: Safer Spaces for LGBTQ* Youth, Little Hands Big Message Conference, Niagara Falls, ON

2017: Deaf Inclusion in Theatres, The Study, Ottawa, ON

2017: Inclusive Deaf Theatre, Reclaiming Our Bodies and Minds Conference, Toronto, ON

PANELS & CONFERENCES 

2019: The Good Host, InsideOut Theatre, Calgary, AB

2018: Awakening Deaf Theatre in Canada, Seeing Voices Montreal, Montreal, QC

2017: Republic of Inclusion, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON

2017: The Study, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON

GRANTS

2020: Recipient — Canada Council of the Arts, “Creative ASL Theatre Sessions” (in Partnership with InsideOut Theatre) 

2020: Recipient — Canada Council of the Arts, “Toronto ASL Cabaret.” (in Partnership with ASL Cabaret) 

2019: Recipient — Community One Foundation (in partnership with Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf), “Dragging ASL to the Community.” 

2018: Recipient – Community One Foundation (in partnership with Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf), “Dragging ASL to Pride Revival.”

2018: Recipient – ArtWorksTO, Community Crisis Response Program

2017: Recipient – ArtWorksTO, My Local Government

2017:  Recipient – Community One Foundation (in partnership with Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf), “Healthier Selves, Healthier Relationships, Healthier Communities”

2016: Recipient – Ontario Arts Council, Art & Materials Support for Deaf Artists and Artists with Disabilities