We are competing in the Aviva Community Fund contest, please VOTE for us! You are allowed to vote daily! http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf17226
Seeing Voices is competing in the Aviva Community Fund contest to get funding for our production: "Deaf Snow White"! Please help us win by voting for us! We really appreciate your support.
Link to vote everyday: http://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf17226
Seeing Voices Montréal is a student-run theatre based at McGill University that uses theatre to raise Deaf awareness in the City of Montréal.
Our first play "Deaf Snow White" is written by a Deaf director and our cast comprises of actors who are Deaf and hearing. The story is adapted with the integration of Deaf culture, and is not simply a sign-language version of the Brothers' Grimm tale. The audience will get the unique opportunity to live through the on-stage interactions and dialogues between the Deaf and hearing characters. Deaf Snow White will give everyone a chance to rethink how universal and inclusive our communication methods are, and bring to light certain obstacles people who live with hidden disabilities (such as Deafness) have to overcome everyday. The simultaneous use of spoken English and American Sign Language on stage will grant accessibility to all and showcase a platform of Deaf awareness using a medium that children and adult can both relate to - theatre.
The long term goal of this project is to bring Deaf Snow White to local schools. Seeing Voices on Tour would be able to spread Deaf awareness on a broad scale and reach everyone in all corners of Montréal.
As part of Deaf Awareness Week 2013, Montreal Improv and Seeing Voices Montreal joined forces to produce a unique show where all the scenes are created without dialog, what's better than gestural humour?!
Featuring improvisers from Montreal Improv:
and performers from Seeing Voices Montreal:
Congratulations for an amazing show! Check out our Gallery for more pictures.
Seeing Voices Montréal presents: Deaf Awareness Week 2013 at McGill University! Come check out our events and pick up some American Sign Language!
Thunderdome Visual Improv: https://www.facebook.com/events/435991329854174/
McGill orientation week performance for new McGill students!
Seeing Voices presents "Dumb Ways to Die".
Performers: Jack Volpe, Aselin Weng, Josie Torossian, Riki Shimoda and Cami Leal.
On July 30th, a CKUT 90.3 FM McGill radio program called "Health on Earth" invited our director Jack Volpe to talk about his upbringing as a Deaf child, his personal experience as a member of the Deaf community, and his work at Seeing Voices Montreal. It is titled, "Increasing Deaf Awareness Through Theatre".
You can download the July 30, 2013 episode, stream it here or read the transcript down below (click on read more).
Health on Earth, CKUT 90.3 FM, July 30th, 2013
Seeing Voices Montréal was proud to present the first American Sign Language movie "Hard Man" in Montréal on May 24th Friday at the Student Society of McGill University building. The event was a great success and thank you to those of you who came to support us. See you in the fall of 2013 for the next ASL Films movie!
Seeing Voices Montréal received the Best New Club of the Year 2013, SSMU Award! Thank you to McGill and to everyone who has been supporting us!