Asl Interpreted Performance Of Black Boys

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Asl Interpreted Performance Of Black Boys
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The ASL-interpreted performance is Sunday, December 4 at 2:30 PM. Pay-what-you-can tickets will be available at the door starting at noon.

interpretation will be provided by Tamyka Bullen & Sjon Turner with Deaf Community Consultant Symara Bonner, ASL Interpretation by Jo-Ann Martin and Amanda Hyde.

Through dance, poetry, scripted scenes, and verbatim conversation, Black Boys interrogates how identities are constructed. In a society where the Black male body is both vilified and sexualized, Black Boys celebrates these bodies as a site of strength, joy, and tenderness. The performers weave together their own personal, family, and cultural stories in search of an integrated self. As they reflect and contrast each other, these three Black boys join together in pursuit of imagination, healing, and understanding.

At the heart of Black Boys is Saga Collectif, an impressive ensemble of skilled young artists. The three performers – Stephen Jackman-Torkoff, Tawiah Ben M’Carthy, and Thomas Olajide – have been seen on the stages of the Shaw Festival, the National Arts Centre, Canadian Stage, and the Stratford Festival, where Thomas received the Peter Donaldson Award. Stephen recently appeared in the Dora Award-winning double bill Botticelli in the Fire & Sunday in Sodom (Canadian Stage) and Buddies audiences will remember Tawiah from his Dora Award-winning show Obaaberima. Director Jonathan Seinen has been the creative force behind such innovative indie productions as Unknown Soldier (lemonTree creations) and Like There’s No Tomorrow (Architect Theatre), while Dora Award-nominee Virgilia Griffith choreographs after establishing herself as a formidable performer in her own right, most recently in Obsidian Theatre’s production of Up the Garden Path.
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