February 15, 2020
1000 Ladders Down – Staged Reading
Hosted by SOUND OFF: A Deaf Theatre Festival
10330 84th Avenue Northwest, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
February 15 at 4:00 PM
Joanne Weber (writer/performer, artistic director of Deaf Crows Collective) is developing a new Deaf Crows Collective original performance, an underworld journey paralleling Joanne’s own struggle to descend ‘a thousand ladders down’ to befriend the ‘clod of earth’ that she is. The play also features the struggle of a mother (Michelle Grodecki) to empower her Deaf son (Mustafa Alabssi) so that he can begin his journey of ascent. As a shaman in training, he rises and takes his place as a new leader in the Deaf community. Please join us for a workshopped reading of this forthcoming work. The finished performance will include ASL poetry, puppetry, physical performance, dancing and drumming, and encounters with a Celtic shaman! This is mythmaking on a new scale!
Performers: Joanne Weber, Mustafa Alabssi and Michelle Grodecki
Tickets for this event are via our Offer-What-You-Will program. Tickets are available on a first-come, first served basis at the ATB Financial Arts Barns Box Office.
ASL/English accessible. Wheelchair accessible venue. Wheelchair accessible washrooms. Gender neutral washrooms. Wheelchair accessible seating can be booked in advance by calling 780-409-1910. Hearing loops available. Audio listening systems can be borrowed from the box office. Level entrance/no gap. Wheelchair accessible parking. Wheelchair accessible transit nearby. More accessibility information is available on the SOUND OFF website.