The Seeing Voices Montreal executive team attended the 2014 Power of the Arts conference hosted by the Michaelle Jean Foundation. The theme was "Acting Now For Social Change". ASL interpretation was available throughout the whole conference, big kudos to the organizers for making it accessible to everyone! We met the Honorable Michaelle Jean, David Codling from the British Council, and many inspiring artists! Thank you to all the participants and the presenters, we learned a lot from the workshops. Read more about the conference at the Youth Art Connection website here.
Registration for "Intro to ASL: health care focus" is now open.
Course Duration (4 weeks):
Starts on: Monday, Oct 20th, 2014
Ends on: Monday, Nov 10th, 2014
Register here: http://www.seeingvoicesmontreal.com/health-care-focus.html
Registration for Introduction to ASL (theatrical focus) is now open.
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Course Duration (5 weeks):
Starts on: Thursday, October 9th, 2014
Ends on: Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Duration: 4:30pm to 6:30pm (10 minutes break)
Location: Room M3-37A (McLennan Library of McGill University)
Address: 3459 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0C9
Instructor: Jack Volpe
Cost: $50 for the course Maximum 14 students.
Congratulations to our writer/director Jack Volpe for winning the 2014 Michaëlle Jean Foundation Bursary!
The Michaëlle Jean Foundation and TD Bank Group are proud to announce the 2014 recipients of the TD Michaëlle Jean Bursaries. Created to empower underserved youth to use the arts to revitalize their communities, the bursaries are open to young Canadians from across the country. This year, three highly deserving individuals were selected out of close to 100 applicants. Jack Volpe is one among three Canadian youth selected from across the country to receive the award.
Born Deaf and raised in a hearing family, Jack hails from the beautiful city of Montreal, where culture is diverse and identity conflicts are commonplace. Jack Volpe: an aficionado of film, acting and storytelling. Jack is a founding member and the only Deaf executive of a theatre organization called Seeing Voices Montreal. He is a playwright and a director who adapts popular fairy tales into stage plays with a Deaf-culture twist.
Take yourself through the beautiful Deaf Snow White again by visiting our gallery! Click here.
Click to see the "Director's note" and click to see the Deaf actors' biographies.
Click on the Media » News Reports tab on the navigation bar to check out all the reviews and TV reports on the Deaf Snow White production!
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Thank you all for your support!
Interested in joining our hard-working and very enthusiastic team here at Seeing Voices Montréal? A new executive position just opened up! If you are interested in becoming our "Funding Assistant", please email firstname.lastname@example.org
A new theatre group is preparing for the debut of a unique stage production.
"Seeing Voices Montreal" provides a creative outlet for actors who are Deaf, and the theatre group is hoping to raise awareness about the Deaf community and build bridges.
Six of the actors in their upcoming version of "Snow White" are Deaf.
Jack Volpe, director of the theatre group, is Deaf and he faces the challenge of directing a mixed cast of actors: some who can hear and others who cannot.
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Intro to ASL (with a theatrical focus) is now open for registration!
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