Apr 11, 2021

  • LIVE STREAM

    Deaf Spotlight Short Play Festival

    Dates:

    April 9-11, 2021

    Discounted Early Bird Tickets (Feb 15, - March 14, 2021): $15 per person  

    Regular Tickets (March 15 - April 11, 2021): $25 per person

    Summary:

    During the festival weekend, six ten-minute plays written by Deaf artists and starring Deaf actors will be available as short films on demand along with live stream panels. The plays will be performed in American Sign Language with English captions to ensure accessibility for all audiences. Transcripts will also be available upon request.

    The plays will be directed by acclaimed Deaf thespians Michelle Banks, Joshua Castille, Seth Gore, Dickie Hearts, Aarron Loggins and Alexandria Wailes. Live panels will have real time captions and voice over. All recordings will have captions and transcripts. All proceeds will go back to the festival’s overhead expenses and participating artists.

Apr 10, 2021

  • LIVE STREAM

    Deaf Spotlight Short Play Festival

    Dates:

    April 9-11, 2021

    Discounted Early Bird Tickets (Feb 15, - March 14, 2021): $15 per person  

    Regular Tickets (March 15 - April 11, 2021): $25 per person

    Summary:

    During the festival weekend, six ten-minute plays written by Deaf artists and starring Deaf actors will be available as short films on demand along with live stream panels. The plays will be performed in American Sign Language with English captions to ensure accessibility for all audiences. Transcripts will also be available upon request.

    The plays will be directed by acclaimed Deaf thespians Michelle Banks, Joshua Castille, Seth Gore, Dickie Hearts, Aarron Loggins and Alexandria Wailes. Live panels will have real time captions and voice over. All recordings will have captions and transcripts. All proceeds will go back to the festival’s overhead expenses and participating artists.

Apr 09, 2021

  • LIVE STREAM

    Deaf Spotlight Short Play Festival

    Dates:

    April 9-11, 2021

    Discounted Early Bird Tickets (Feb 15, - March 14, 2021): $15 per person  

    Regular Tickets (March 15 - April 11, 2021): $25 per person

    Summary:

    During the festival weekend, six ten-minute plays written by Deaf artists and starring Deaf actors will be available as short films on demand along with live stream panels. The plays will be performed in American Sign Language with English captions to ensure accessibility for all audiences. Transcripts will also be available upon request.

    The plays will be directed by acclaimed Deaf thespians Michelle Banks, Joshua Castille, Seth Gore, Dickie Hearts, Aarron Loggins and Alexandria Wailes. Live panels will have real time captions and voice over. All recordings will have captions and transcripts. All proceeds will go back to the festival’s overhead expenses and participating artists.

Apr 03, 2021

  • LIVE STREAM

    [hieroglyph]

    By Erika Dickerson-Despenza

    Dates:

    Available on demand March 13th through April 3rd, 2021.

    Summary:

    The compelling drama [hieroglyph] follows 13-year-old Davis, involuntarily displaced in Chicago two months post-Katrina, where she wrestles with the cultural landscape of a new city and school community while secretly coping with the PTSD of an assault at the Superdome. With her mother still in New Orleans committed to the fight for Black land ownership and her father committed to starting a new life in the Midwest, divorce threatens to further separate a family already torn apart. Will Davis be left hanging in the balance? [hieroglyph] traverses the intersection of environmental racism, sexual violence, and displacement, examining the psychological effects of a state-sanctioned man-made disaster on the most vulnerable members of the Katrina diaspora. This work is part of award-winning playwright Dickerson-Despenza’s planned 10-play Katrina Cycle of plays focused on the effects of Hurricane Katrina in and beyond New Orleans.

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    San Francisco, CA
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Apr 02, 2021

  • LIVE STREAM

    [hieroglyph]

    By Erika Dickerson-Despenza

    Dates:

    Available on demand March 13th through April 3rd, 2021.

    Summary:

    The compelling drama [hieroglyph] follows 13-year-old Davis, involuntarily displaced in Chicago two months post-Katrina, where she wrestles with the cultural landscape of a new city and school community while secretly coping with the PTSD of an assault at the Superdome. With her mother still in New Orleans committed to the fight for Black land ownership and her father committed to starting a new life in the Midwest, divorce threatens to further separate a family already torn apart. Will Davis be left hanging in the balance? [hieroglyph] traverses the intersection of environmental racism, sexual violence, and displacement, examining the psychological effects of a state-sanctioned man-made disaster on the most vulnerable members of the Katrina diaspora. This work is part of award-winning playwright Dickerson-Despenza’s planned 10-play Katrina Cycle of plays focused on the effects of Hurricane Katrina in and beyond New Orleans.

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    San Francisco, CA
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Apr 01, 2021

  • LIVE STREAM

    [hieroglyph]

    By Erika Dickerson-Despenza

    Dates:

    Available on demand March 13th through April 3rd, 2021.

    Summary:

    The compelling drama [hieroglyph] follows 13-year-old Davis, involuntarily displaced in Chicago two months post-Katrina, where she wrestles with the cultural landscape of a new city and school community while secretly coping with the PTSD of an assault at the Superdome. With her mother still in New Orleans committed to the fight for Black land ownership and her father committed to starting a new life in the Midwest, divorce threatens to further separate a family already torn apart. Will Davis be left hanging in the balance? [hieroglyph] traverses the intersection of environmental racism, sexual violence, and displacement, examining the psychological effects of a state-sanctioned man-made disaster on the most vulnerable members of the Katrina diaspora. This work is part of award-winning playwright Dickerson-Despenza’s planned 10-play Katrina Cycle of plays focused on the effects of Hurricane Katrina in and beyond New Orleans.

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    San Francisco, CA
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Mar 31, 2021

  • LIVE STREAM

    UnRavelled

    By Jake Broder

    Dates:

    Feb 25 - March 31 On Demand
    Live events Feb 25, 4pm (PST) and March 3rd, 9am (PST)

    Summary:

    Incorporating research and interviews conducted by Jake Broder as a Hellman Visiting Artist at UCSF’s Memory and Aging Center, UnRavelled explores the fascinating connection between the work of Canadian painter Anne Adams (1940–2007) and French composer Maurice Ravel (1875–1937), both of whom lived with the same rare brain disease.

    According to GBHI co-director Dr. Bruce Miller, “Ravel and Dr. Adams were in the early stages of primary progressive aphasia, a form of frontotemporal dementia, when they were working. The disease apparently altered circuits in their brains, changing the connections between the front and back parts and resulting in a torrent of creativity.”

    Screenings of UnRavelled, followed by a live seminar, will be held on February 25 (4 p.m. PST) and March 3 (5 p.m. GMT), 2021. UnRavelled remains available on demand at UnRavelledPlay.com through March 31, 2021.

Mar 30, 2021

  • LIVE STREAM

    [hieroglyph]

    By Erika Dickerson-Despenza

    Dates:

    Available on demand March 13th through April 3rd, 2021.

    Summary:

    The compelling drama [hieroglyph] follows 13-year-old Davis, involuntarily displaced in Chicago two months post-Katrina, where she wrestles with the cultural landscape of a new city and school community while secretly coping with the PTSD of an assault at the Superdome. With her mother still in New Orleans committed to the fight for Black land ownership and her father committed to starting a new life in the Midwest, divorce threatens to further separate a family already torn apart. Will Davis be left hanging in the balance? [hieroglyph] traverses the intersection of environmental racism, sexual violence, and displacement, examining the psychological effects of a state-sanctioned man-made disaster on the most vulnerable members of the Katrina diaspora. This work is part of award-winning playwright Dickerson-Despenza’s planned 10-play Katrina Cycle of plays focused on the effects of Hurricane Katrina in and beyond New Orleans.

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    San Francisco Playhouse
    San Francisco, CA
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  • LIVE STREAM

    a tunnel year

    By Karinne Keithley Syers

    Dates:

    Available Feb 23 until June 19.

    Summary:

    Germinated in the bardo of parenthood, A Tunnel Year, first performed as a walk-through comic book and live radio play with take-home ephemera, now takes the form of a book.

  • LIVE STREAM

    UnRavelled

    By Jake Broder

    Dates:

    Feb 25 - March 31 On Demand
    Live events Feb 25, 4pm (PST) and March 3rd, 9am (PST)

    Summary:

    Incorporating research and interviews conducted by Jake Broder as a Hellman Visiting Artist at UCSF’s Memory and Aging Center, UnRavelled explores the fascinating connection between the work of Canadian painter Anne Adams (1940–2007) and French composer Maurice Ravel (1875–1937), both of whom lived with the same rare brain disease.

    According to GBHI co-director Dr. Bruce Miller, “Ravel and Dr. Adams were in the early stages of primary progressive aphasia, a form of frontotemporal dementia, when they were working. The disease apparently altered circuits in their brains, changing the connections between the front and back parts and resulting in a torrent of creativity.”

    Screenings of UnRavelled, followed by a live seminar, will be held on February 25 (4 p.m. PST) and March 3 (5 p.m. GMT), 2021. UnRavelled remains available on demand at UnRavelledPlay.com through March 31, 2021.

Mar 29, 2021

  • LIVE STREAM

    [hieroglyph]

    By Erika Dickerson-Despenza

    Dates:

    Available on demand March 13th through April 3rd, 2021.

    Summary:

    The compelling drama [hieroglyph] follows 13-year-old Davis, involuntarily displaced in Chicago two months post-Katrina, where she wrestles with the cultural landscape of a new city and school community while secretly coping with the PTSD of an assault at the Superdome. With her mother still in New Orleans committed to the fight for Black land ownership and her father committed to starting a new life in the Midwest, divorce threatens to further separate a family already torn apart. Will Davis be left hanging in the balance? [hieroglyph] traverses the intersection of environmental racism, sexual violence, and displacement, examining the psychological effects of a state-sanctioned man-made disaster on the most vulnerable members of the Katrina diaspora. This work is part of award-winning playwright Dickerson-Despenza’s planned 10-play Katrina Cycle of plays focused on the effects of Hurricane Katrina in and beyond New Orleans.

    Theatre:
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    San Francisco Playhouse
    San Francisco, CA
    EXPAND
  • LIVE STREAM

    UnRavelled

    By Jake Broder

    Dates:

    Feb 25 - March 31 On Demand
    Live events Feb 25, 4pm (PST) and March 3rd, 9am (PST)

    Summary:

    Incorporating research and interviews conducted by Jake Broder as a Hellman Visiting Artist at UCSF’s Memory and Aging Center, UnRavelled explores the fascinating connection between the work of Canadian painter Anne Adams (1940–2007) and French composer Maurice Ravel (1875–1937), both of whom lived with the same rare brain disease.

    According to GBHI co-director Dr. Bruce Miller, “Ravel and Dr. Adams were in the early stages of primary progressive aphasia, a form of frontotemporal dementia, when they were working. The disease apparently altered circuits in their brains, changing the connections between the front and back parts and resulting in a torrent of creativity.”

    Screenings of UnRavelled, followed by a live seminar, will be held on February 25 (4 p.m. PST) and March 3 (5 p.m. GMT), 2021. UnRavelled remains available on demand at UnRavelledPlay.com through March 31, 2021.