Want to learn some ASL? Summer 2015 ASL courses are now open for registration. Challenge yourself to the visual language of ASL in "Intro to ASL with a theatrical focus", or pick up some fundamental signs in a medical setting in "Intro to ASL with health care focus" in order to communicate with your D/deaf clients!
Picture This Productions is a documentary film making company based locally in Montreal who has been following the cast and crew of The Little Mermaid for almost a year now. The film is titled "Seen & Heard" that will take viewers backstage and into the lives and challenges of Seeing Voices Montreal, a unique mixed Deaf and hearing theatre group mounting a big new performance! They are currently leading an Indiegogo campaign for funds to cover the costs of interpreters in their editing suite. Please consider helping them so this movie can be Seen and Heard!
This film will document the members of Seeing Voices Montreal as they rehearse and then perform a Deaf-themed version of The Little Mermaid. In this retelling, Ariel, a Deaf mermaid from the undersea world of Atlantis falls in love with a man from the land-based hearing world against her father’s wishes. Not only will this film focus on the challenges of mounting a unique theatrical production for both Deaf and hearing audiences, but it also tracks the obstacles the Deaf cast and crew members face in a majority hearing world.
They shadow the Deaf members as they try to find work, learn to drive in a special Deaf adapted class and strive to gain the approval of a hearing mate’s parents. Meanwhile the hearing cast and crew members navigate being a minority for the first time among the Deaf, while all work to communicate with their troupe members in four languages: English, French, LSQ (langue des signes québécoise), and ASL (American Sign Language). And then the curtains rise...prepare to be uplifted, moved and inspired by Seen & Heard!
*If you would like to see the show but have financial difficulties, please email email@example.com for limited "pay-what-you-can" tickets.
Registration for "Intro to ASL: health care focus" is now open.
Course Duration (6 weeks):
Starts on: Thursday, March 19th, 2015
Ends on: Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
Register here: http://www.seeingvoicesmontreal.com/health-care-focus.html
Drumroll...Jack the SVM Performance Director announces the new 2015 SVM Production! Stay tuned for audition / crew info!
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 Introduction to ASL (theatrical focus) is now open.
Click here for more information.
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.