Canada finally has a performance series dedicated to the work of deaf artists

CBC News

Theatre is, traditionally, deeply entwined with the act of listening, as evidenced by the word audience — literally a group of people who hear something together. But Edmonton's SOUND OFF Festival is aiming to challenge that conceit. The brainchild of playwright Chris Dodd, the upstart event is Canada's first performance series dedicated exclusively to the work of deaf artists.

Countries Shaped Like Stars to have ASL interpreted performances


We are pleased to announce that the Chinook Series performance "Countries Shaped Like Stars" will have three ASL interpreted performances.

These will be:

February 15th, 7 pm
February 17th, 10 pm
February 19th, 2 pm

The story of Gwendolyn Magnificent and Bartholomew Spectacular starts with demanding dragon fruits and ends with heartache whispered into the ears of birds and constellations. With spoons, water glasses, whirly-winds and a mandolin, they create the sounds and images of a landscape forever altered by regret. Part storytelling, part concert, this is a tale of love heard best through a tin can telephone. A sell out hit at the 2013 Edmonton Fringe.

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Regina group hopes to head to first-ever deaf theatre festival

CBC News

A trip to Edmonton might not mean much to most, but for the "Deaf Crows" it's the trip of a life time.

"Deaf Crows" is a one-act group in Regina that's hoping to go to Edmonton for the first-ever deaf theatre festival in Canada, Sound Off. They've received their invite and now all that's left to do is raise the money to get there.