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“Unscripted: Cultivating Languages of Access & Storytelling” featuring Yolanda Bonnell & Merlin Simard

April 7 @ 12:00 am - April 9 @ 12:00 am EDT


Unscripted: Cultivating Languages of Access & Storytelling is an online panel series exploring ideas around accessibility, decolonization and various approaches to performance and storytelling. With a roster of artists approaching storytelling from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, the Unscripted series hopes to amplify conversations between artists who are engaging creatively with elements of sensory-based, linguistic and cultural accessibility.

April 7th, 8th & 9th 2021, via Zoom

FREE event

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The Unscripted series is co-produced by Red Dress Productions & Theatre Passe Muraille, co-curated by Becky Gold and Wy Joung Kou with panel coordination by Rinchen Dolma, and generously supported by TD Bank Group, Ontario Arts Council, & Toronto Arts Council.

Sovereign Bodies, Sovereign Stages

April 7th, 7-9pm EST

What emerges at the intersection of ceremony and artistic creation; of movement and storytelling; of spirituality and physicality on stage?

Panelists: Yolanda Bonnell & Aria Evans

Moderator: Merlin Simard

ASL Interpreters: Carmelle Cachero & Rogue Benjamin

(Re)building Sensory Worlds

April 8th, 7-9pm EST

Where does world (re)building fit into the world of theatre and performance? How can our understanding of a narrative change or expand when it is told via multisensory means of storytelling and immersive design

Panelists: Victoria Mata & Leelee Oluwatoyosi Eko Davis

Moderator: Anna Camilleri

ASL Interpreters: Rogue Benjamin & Amanda Hyde

Intersectional Stories

April 9th, 7-9pm EST

A panel of Deaf individuals discuss the impact of language colonization on everyday life.

Moderator and Curator: Natasha “Courage” Bacchus

Panelists: Amelia Palmer, Jenelle Rouse & Marsha Ireland

ASL Interpreters: Carmelle Cachero & TBA


April 7 @ 12:00 am EDT
April 9 @ 12:00 am EDT
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