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100 Decibels: A Handful

100 Decibels are back with an ALL-NEW show!

100 Decibels is a high-energy physical comedy troupe that is comprised of a diverse group of Deaf artists. Hailing originally from The Philippines, Manitoba and Poland, these performers have been professionally trained in mime, physical comedy and storytelling by the award winning Hot Thespian Action's Shannon Guile. Their aim is not only to entertain audiences with their incredibly crisp and clean physical illusions but to reach-out with the beauty of Deaf Culture and build bridges between the hearing and Deaf worlds.

100 Decibels have brought audiences to their feet - making them laugh, cry and say- "I never thought of it that way".

Performance dates

Wednesday, February 14th, 7 PM
Thursday, February 15th, 7 PM
Friday, February 16th, 7 PM
Saturday, February 17th, 4 PM
Sunday, February 18th, 3:30 PM
 

 

cast

 
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Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Recent Credits: Solo mime performer (Painted Hands Casino. Upcoming.), 100 Decibels Performance (SMD’s Mystery Gala, Club Regent Casino), 100 Decibels performance (Nurturing DeafArts), 100 Decibels performance (Canada Association of the Deaf), 100 Decibels presents: Loud and Clear (Winnipeg Fringe Festival), 100 Decibels presents: Can You Hear Me Now? (Winnipeg Fringe Festival).

A University of Manitoba Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate, Joanna Hawkins has always felt a strong connection to the arts. She is a skilled artist (drawing & painting), graphic designer and photographer but her real dream had always been with acting. Joanna has performed as a lead in a children’s show for young deaf children and has been involved in several films in Manitoba as a featured extra as well as two television commercials. Joanna has been professionally trained in mime, physical comedy and storytelling by the award winning Hot Thespian Action’s Shannon Guile.


Christopher Bryan Deguzman

Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Recent Credits: 100 Decibels Performance (SMD’s Mystery Gala, Club Regent Casino), 100 Decibels performance (Nurturing Deaf Arts), 100 Decibels performance (Canada Association of the Deaf), 100 Decibels presents: Loud and Clear (Winnipeg Fringe Festival), 100 Decibels presents: Can You Hear Me Now? (Winnipeg Fringe Festival).

Christopher Bryan De Guzman was born in the Philippines but immigrated to Canada with his family six years ago. As a small boy, he would capture the attention of family and friends through his impersonations, goofy characters or his latest dance moves, so when given the chance to ham-it-up in mime, Christopher knew it would be a sure fit. Christopher feels fortunate to have the opportunity, with his fellow founding troupe member, to show the non-deaf communities how naturally and beautifully the Deaf can act and entertain the masses. Christopher has been professionally trained in mime, physical comedy and storytelling by the award winning Hot Thespian Action’s Shannon Guile.

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Jordan Sangalang

Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Taken under the wing of Hot Thespian Action’s Shannon Guile, Jordan Sangalang, a graduate from both UBC (BA) and Gallaudet University (MA), took flight with 100 Decibels in the summer of 2014! Jordan made his performing debut in Florida with his high school’s dance troupe where they performed all around the state. More recently, Jordan has expanded his interests from stage to screen and can be seen in several films, most notably in "Strings" where you can see him bustin’ a move on the dance floor. Most recently, he had his professional theatre debut performing a play written by Nina Raine called "Tribes". When not performing for a crowd, Jordan enjoys doing back flips, dancing and parkour. Jordan aspires to show audiences that there is more to just ‘being Deaf’ by dazzling them with his excellent performance skills and is looking forward to not only make the audiences laugh till they pee their pants but to make them feel so deeply that they cry… or maybe cry just because they have to pee so bad.


Shannon Guile

Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Shannon discovered her love for physical comedy while acquiring her Theatre Arts Degree at the University of Winnipeg. In addition to her work as an actor on stage and screen, her training in physical theatre opened up many doors that lead her to a multi-faceted career. Shannon founded the three-time Canadian Comedy Award nominated sketch comedy troupe Hot Thespian Action, as well as the internationally recognized troupe 100 Decibels. As a member of both troupes, Shannon adorns several hats including co-actor (HTA), co-writer, director, manager and mentor (100DB) and has toured, performing for sold-out crowds, across all of North America. Shannon has appeared in over fifteen films both as a stunt double with Skene Stunts and as an actor. Film acting credits include: A Dream Of Christmas (Hallmark), Break My Heart 1000 Times (Gold Circle Films), Snowed Inn (Lifetime); Stunts: A Dogs Purpose (Dreamworks), Reasonable Doubt (Entertainment One) Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (Universal Studio); Theatre: Death of a Salesman (Winnipeg Jewish Theatre), The Miser of Middlegate (Theatre Projects Manitoba), History of Manitoba (Manitoba Theatre Centre).

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