100 Decibels

“Hearing loss of 100 decibels is equivalent to deafness” – American Medical Association.

Deaf mime comedy troupe speaks a language with no barriers. 100 Decibels, the acclaimed troupe from Winnipeg, bridges the gap between the hearing and Deaf communities through the universal language of mime, physical comedy, and storytelling. Through their clean, crisp physical illusions, these Deaf artists tenderly depict our foibles and quirks and the joys and sorrows of human interconnections. A treat for both Deaf and hearing audiences.
 

Performance dates

Thursday, February 16th, 7 PM
Friday, February 17th, 8:30 PM
Saturday, February 18th, 8:30 PM
Sunday, February 19th, 4 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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