Visual Shakespeare Festival


SOURCE: Gallaudet University



October 22, 2016
10am-5 pm, and 8-10:30pm
Welcome Center/Lost Child/Lost and Found
Student Academic Center Multipurpose Room.
All events will be interpreted in ASL or English. Performances in Elstad and Foster auditoriums will also be captioned.
All Day Events
10am-4pm
First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare and Shakespeare in American Deaf History exhibits
Explore the First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare and Shakespeare in American Deaf History exhibits with a knowledgeable guide. Docent led tours begin every 30 minutes and run approximately 20-30 minutes.
Jordan Art Gallery, Washburn Arts Building
10am-12pm and 1-3pm
Craft activities, costumes, selfies.
Student Academic Center Multipurpose Room.

10am
The Nicolo Whimsey Show.
A 16th-century flavored show blending poetry, music, juggling, comedy, character acting, and audience participation. All ages. Hearing presenter. 30 minutes.
Gallaudet Mall (Rain: Student Academic Center Java Corner)
Exploring Shakespeare through Art: Puppets
Discover the art of visual storytelling with artist Katherine Knight. All materials included. Ages 12 and under. Parents must remain with children under 10. Hearing presenter. Drop in any time between 10 and 12.
Student Academic Center 1210
The Rest is Silence
Synetic Theatre has achieved international acclaim with its silent Shakespeare series. In this workshop, participants find ways to perform the Bard’s most famous scenes without words. Age 12 and up. Hearing presenter. 1 hour 45 minutes.
Living and Learning Residence Hall Colab Room
Physical Theater
Join Faction of Fools artists in this workshop introducing students to the style and history of Commedia dell’Arte. Age 12 and up. Hearing presenter. 1 hour 45 minutes.
Sorenson Language and Communication Center Atrium

10:30am
Quickspeare!
Crom Saunders presents a one-man version of Hamlet, covering all 5 acts, and including all 13 primary characters. Followed by audience q&a. Parents’ discretion. Deaf presenter. 30 minutes.
Foster Auditorium

11am
Juggling with Nick Newlin
Learn basic juggling techniques and spin some plates! All ages. Hearing presenter. 45 minutes.
Gallaudet Mall (Rain: Student Academic Center Java Corner)
Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits
Get reacquainted with the Bard’s memorable characters in this 30-minute performance by the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Parents’ discretion. Hearing presenters. 30 minutes.
Elstad Auditorium
Dangerous Signs leads participants through theatrical warm-up, theater games and other preparation tools to creating a performance piece based on Shakespeare’s poetry. Ages 6-12. Deaf/hearing presenters. 45 minutes.
Student Academic Center 1010
Folger Family Folio Fun
Learn how the First Folio was printed and explore Shakespeare’s language! All ages. Deaf presenter. 45 minutes.
Student Academic Center 1211.
BSL Shakespeare
Miles Drawdy, a PhD. student at the University of California, Berkeley, discusses the history of Shakespeare in British Sign Language. Parents’ discretion. Hearing presenter. 45 minutes.
Student Academic Center 1011.

12 pm
The King
The National Theatre of the Deaf presents a one-man version of King Lear, starring Patrick Graybill, the ‘grandfather of ASL poetry.’ Parents’ discretion. Deaf presenter. 50 minutes.
Elstad Auditorium

1pm:
Romeo and Juliet
This spectacularly physical adaption by Faction of Fools combines the Bard’s beloved poetry with masks, acrobatics, and side-splitting humor. All ages. Hearing presenters. 55 minutes.
Foster Auditorium
Exploring Shakespeare through Art: Collage
Discover the art of visual storytelling through collage with artist Katherine Knight. All materials included. Age 12 and up. Hearing presenter. Drop in any time between 1 and 3.
Student Academic Center 1210
Blood and Guts
Shakespeare Theatre Company Prop Shop Director Chris Young shares how props, stage blood and makeup can enhance a performance. Age 5 and up. Hearing presenter. 1 hour.
Living and Learning Residence Hall 6 Collaboration Room.
Narrating the Visual on Radio
Jessica Hansen, executive director of Lean & Hungry Theater, discusses how radio adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays convey the visual elements. Parents discretion. Hearing presenter. 45 minutes.
Student Academic Center 1011

2pm
Silent Shakespeare
Excerpts from Synetic Theatre’s award-winning productions of non-verbal Shakespeare. Experience Othello, Hamlet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream expressed through dance, clowning, and pantomime. All ages. No dialogue. 30 minutes.
Elstad Auditorium
Sense-Able Shakespeare
Join dog & pony dc in exploring how Shakespeare’s words and meaning can be expressed through senses other than sound and sight. Please alert the workshop leaders to any food allergies. Age 12 and up. Hearing presenters. 1 hour 45 minutes.
Sorenson Language and Communication Center Atrium
When There’s a Will, There’s a Way
Actor and ASL teacher Crom Saunders leads participants through the ins and outs of translating Shakespeare into ASL. Age 12 and up. Deaf presenter. 1 hour 45 minutes.
SAC 1010
Folger Family Folio Fun
Learn how the First Folio was printed and explore Shakespeare’s language! All ages. Deaf presenter. 45 minutes.
Student Academic Center 1211.

3pm
Dangerous Signs
A wild mix of Shakespeare-inspired pieces, from Broadway show tunes to modern takes on Shakespearean themes, that combines ASL, the spoken word, dance and song. All ages. Deaf/hearing presenters. 50 minutes.
Foster Auditorium.
The Globe Theater CANCELLED
University of Maryland, College Park Professor Franklin Hildy discusses his work with the Globe Theater excavation and reconstruction. Parents’ discretion Hearing presenter. 45 minutes.Student Academic Center 1011.
4pm
The Gravedigger’s Tale
Hamlet retold by the Gravedigger using Shakespeare’s words and help from the audience. Developed by the Folger Theatre for the First Folio! tour and featuring Louis Butelli. Parents’ discretion. Hearing presenter. 40 minutes.
Elstad Auditorium
ASL Shakespeare Translation Master Class
Monique Holt shares her approach to translating Shakespeare’s language into ASL. Participants will apply her technique to a translation of one of the sonnets. Participants must be ASL fluent. Age 16 and up. Deaf presenter. 2 hours.
Living and Learning Residence Hall Colab Room

8pm
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
What happens in the forest, stays in the forest. Presented by the Gallaudet Theatre Program, featuring Helen Hayes Award winners Miranda Medugno and Howie Seago. In ASL with voice interpreting (no captioning). Age 12 and up. 2.5 hours.
Eastman Theatre
Requires free ticket. 50 tickets will be distributed during the day (pick up at the Welcome Center in Student Academic Center Multi-Purpose Room). The remaining 45 tickets will be given out at the lobby of Eastman Theatre starting at 6 pm. Tickets are first, come first served. One ticket per person.


http://www.gallaudet.edu/firstfolio/exhibition-events/visual-shakespeare-festival.html

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