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  • ASL Interpretation
  • Free Event

June 6, 2021

Weave the Way with Dawn Jani Birley

What does it mean to think out of the box and why it is so important? The idea of the workshop is to take a look into the interrogation and expression of how stories are being told in the theatre.

Dawn Jani Birley was born to a third-generation Deaf family in Saskatchewan and identifies herself as culturally and linguistically Deaf. She is a multi-award winning professional Deaf actor with more than 15 years of experience working all over the world. Holding a Master of Arts degree in Physical THeatre with Merit from London, it is her desire to continue creating work that challenges people’s perception of Deafness as well as rebutting ideologies and myths surrounding Deafness. Provoking the hearing world is one of the ways to push for positive changes for us as a society. Birley established 1S1 Theatre in 2019 with the goal of shifting the paradigm around the Deaf/hearing divide


All performing arts skill levels welcomed. All Summer Training Jams are ASL interpreted.