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Grow Your Audience Through Inclusivity Workshop Led by Denise Read (Ottawa StoryTellers)
We are sorry to inform you that we will have to postpone the workshop with Denise Read. There will be no workshop on July 3. We will let you know when the rescheduled date will be.
Grow Your Audience Through Inclusivity Workshop Led by Denise Read
WHEN: Monday, July 3, 2023, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EDT
WHERE: On Zoom
COST : This workshop will be FREE to members of OST and/or SC-CC. Non-members can pay-what-you-can for the workshop by making a donation through our Canada Helps page.
WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Are you interested in growing your audience through inclusivity? This online information session/workshop is for English storytellers interested in making their storytelling accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing. Ms. Read will show you simple techniques to include audience members who communicate with sign language. Denise Read will speak briefly of deaf culture, storytelling in deaf culture, and how oral tellers can make their tellings more accessible to sign language interpretation.
ABOUT DENISE READ: Denise Read teaches theatre and American Sign Language (ASL) / Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ) as well as facilitating workshops. She is also an actress and director and composes songs in LSQ and ASL. She has written, produced, and acted in shows and films where poetry, mime, and theatre come together to create an original and unique mode of expression. In 2017, Denise created ASLSQ Entertainment, exclusively dedicated to the promotion of Deaf culture through the performing arts. In 2022, Denise narrated in Quebec Sign Language at the Ottawa Children's Storytelling Festival. For more information: www.aslsqentertainment.ca
Thanks to Consortium Centre Jules-Léger, Ottawa StoryTellers, and Bilingual Ottawa, this workshop will be FREE to members of OST and/or SC-CC. Want to become an OST member? Memberships are $20/year, and details are available here. Non-members can pay-what-you-can for the workshop by making a donation through our Canada Helps page.