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.
SVM is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational and collaborative opportunities to build connections between D/deaf* and hearing people.
*Deaf, hard-of-hearing, orally Deaf, and deafened
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