Deafies’ Unique Time
All the way from Toronto, Deafies' Unique Time is a show with three Deaf actors of diverse backgrounds putting their unique performing skills to use! We want to show you that Deafies from different countries can work as a team and can showcase our different cultures and different experiences while at the same time entertaining you with our lively and hilarious antics!
Don't miss the final twist at the ending, interweaving film with live performance, that will BLOW your expectations away!
ASL/English interpreting provided.
Friday, February 15th, 8:45 PM
Saturday, February 16th, 2 PM
Sunday, February 17th, 2 PM
Thurga Kanagasekarampillai was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She is proud to be Deaf Sri Lankan Tamil Canadian Queer. She is also a performer, an actress, and an artist. Thurga graduated with honours in Acting for Media program at George Brown College. She worked with Cahoots Theatre for the play called, "The Enchanted Loom" as my first experience as Deaf Interpreter in November 2016 and Red Dress Production for the community play called, “Drift Seeds” in May/June 2017. Recently in July/August 2018, I worked with Leslie Ting, a violinist to be an ASL performer for Speculation, a multi-disciplinary performance. I am working to make a difference for many Deaf youth from over the world to be an artist and remind them to go ahead with their dream by make it more accessible for them to succeed in the theatre production and film industry! I am supporting #DeafTalent all the way!
Ralitsa Rodriquez was born and raised in Bulgaria, then refugee moved to Canada after 5 years then moved to USA in 1970s. She attended the Madame Galina’s Ballet school to become a disciplined ballet of 11 years in Illinois. She acted in shows such as The Little Prince, The Glass Menagerie, The Children of a Lesser God and many more at different theatres in the United States. She is multi-talented artist who enjoys acting, dancing, and playing music with audiences. Her motto for emerging artists, “Don’t wait for someone to write plays for you to act, you only write and act from your own stories!”
Ali Saeedi was born and raised in Iran until he moved to Canada in 2007. He performed the lead role as Romeo in Bob Rumball Centre for the Deaf for Romeo & Juliet performance in the same year. Five year later, he performed the lead role as Laurent Clerc, a deaf french teacher to tell his story. Then he got involved in Talk Motion Theatre to act as Picasso the artist from 2010 to 2012. In 2017, he was a producer and actor in Deafening Darkness film. He is a multi-talented artist who enjoy making film, explore different characters and know his first language, Persian sign language. His quote for artists is "to dream big and to be assertive to make a dream coming true!"