NOTE: WE ARE PRIORTIZING BIPOC, LGBTQ, DEAFBLIND, DEAF & DISABLED FOLKS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROJECT.
ALSO, WE NEED MORE DEAF FAMILIES CANDIDATES 🙂 (smile)
So excited about our “Deaf, what?” Project. @alicelo.photography and I have been collaborating together since summer, travelled to Montreal, Ottawa, London and visited with locals to get their headshots and stories told! We will have our exhibition at @tangled_arts gallery from Jan 18th to Feb 17! We will be heading to Vancouver next week. Two weeks after that, Calgary, then Halifax! If you or know someone who would be a great candidate for this project, please let me know via email email@example.com – the purpose of this project as stated in the bio, “The history of Canada’s treatment towards Deaf people include acts of audism, spanning more than a couple of centuries. It’s time for more visibility, awareness, and recognition. We are inviting you to explore our lives through our intersectional experiences in ‘Deaf, what?’ ” thank you to Tangled Art & Disability for making this project possible with funding to travel to different cities across Canada. Without your support, it wouldn’t be possible. #DeafTalent#DeafPhotographer#Deaf#DeafWhat#DeafDocumentary#DeafFilmMaker#DeafWhatProject#DeafPride#DeafInCanada#DeafCanadians
“There is no core identity, no mainstream in Canada. There are shared values — openness, respect, compassion, willingness to work hard, to be there for each other, to search for equality and justice. Those qualities are what make us the first post-national state.
— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the New York Times, 2015
Was our stylish Prime Minister talking politics or truth? Let’s take a look…
post national is an instruction-based performance exploring the possibility of a post-national future. It is a kind of message in a bottle performance: material made by a group of young people for another group of young people who will perform this material without ever having seen it before. The original twelve young people (the graduating class of the York Theatre conservatory program in Toronto) will craft a series of tasks and instructions for another group to contend with live on stage. Each group – the authors and the volunteers – will take one half of the show. Identities will be swapped. Who we are will be laid bare. Questions will be asked:
Where were you born?
Do you think that is a good question to start with?
What question would you start with?
post national is a joint project between Volcano, Deborah Pearson and York University. The team for this project is: writer and dramaturge and Volcano associate artist Deborah Pearson; choreographer and Volcano associate artist Kate Alton; and artistic director Ross Manson. We will work together with our post national Jury of Twelve to determine where Canada stands on the idea of Nation.
THE ORiGINAL 12
The 12 initial performer/creators of the project comprise the Fourth Year Acting Conservatory class at the York University Department of Theatre in Toronto. They are a diverse group, with heritage from the Caribbean, Bosnia, Korea, India, Iran, the UK, South Africa and elsewhere but they all, to some extent, identify as Canadian.
Each performance will feature these original 12 in the piece as well as 12 new performers who have not seen the material beforehand. On Wednesday, November 22nd 7:30pm our guests will be 12 Deaf participants. Tickets are free using the code welcome2 online Purchase Tickets
Performances take place at the Joseph G. Green Theatre, in the Centre for Film and Theatre at York University. Click here for directions.Please note that the performance on November 22nd at 7:30pm will be an ASL performance.
November 22nd, 2017 7:30 pm
Joe Green Theatre, Centre for Film and Theatre, York University 85 York Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario
Guess what? Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (ORAD) will be hosting a workshop series called “Healthier Selves, Healthier Relationships, Healthier Communities.”
Dates & Topics
EDITED TO ADD TIMES:
Each workshop will run from 1 PM – 4 PM in the afternoon.
Nov 5th – Mental Health & Self Care
Nov 12th – Exercise & Nutrition
Nov 19th – Drug Use & Harm Reduction
Nov 26th – Sexual Health & Queer Identity
Feb 4th – Boundaries & Communication
Feb 11th – Recognizing Red Flags & Community Accountability
Feb 18th- Social Justice and Human Rights
Feb 25th – Intersectionality & Interdependency
Location: All workshops will take place at the 519 Community Centre on 519 Church Street (north of Wellesley Street). The building is wheelchair accessible. There are wheelchair accessible and gender neutral bathrooms. More Information The workshop series will be free for anyone who wants to attend.
For those who want to attend in person, please come scent free. We will offer healthy refreshments for a healthy mindset. We are offering the workshop series in ASL (American Sign Language).
For people who prefer a different set of accommodations, we will either offer spoken English translation or live transcribing.
If you are unable to attend, do not worry – the event will be live-streamed via ORAD’s Facebook.
Also, we will be having an additional workshop for those who want to learn how to film informative sign language videos – you will need to apply for that as we will be selecting up to ten individuals to participate. So please look out for that vlog soon! Even though the workshops are free, we strongly encourage you to donate to ORAD so we can continue to provide you with all the cool free programming.
Interested in learning how to make a vlog? Want to be a vlogger? Want to learn how to edit videos? Learn how to caption videos? This is the workshop for you! We will be providing you all with the suitable equipment to produce a vlog.
We will be choosing 10 candidates and will be paying them an honorarium for their time.
What are the requirements? Must attend all workshops (either in person or virtually). Why? We will be making fun informative vlogs about what we’ve learned in the workshops!
Priority goes to BIPOC Folks, Trans-identified folks, Low Income Folks, & Folks 50+.
Refreshments provided. $50 honorarium upon completion per film workshop. There will be two workshops.
Note: This workshop is for Queer & Trans identified folks and members of the LGBTQ community. If you identify as both straight AND cisgendered, please do not apply.
How to Apply? Write/sign out a brief paragraph about who you are and why you want to be involved with the workshop. E-mail to INFOorad@gmail.com