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April 1, 2021 - April 4, 2021

Please Remain Behind The Shield

Hosted by SOUND OFF: A Deaf Theatre Festival

The world has transformed. It’s a new day and a new knight.

A new piece by Deaf performing artist Chris Dodd that explores Deaf identity in the age of mandatory masks.

Please Remain Behind The Shield was originally commissioned by the Canadian Stage and the SummerWorks Performance Festival as part of their multidisciplinary event “We Are, We Were, We Will Be”.

Follow the Signs Theatre is a two decades collaboration between Deaf actor Chris Dodd and hearing actor and director Ashley Wright. Their other projects together include Deafy which premiered at SummerWorks in 2019 and the multiple Sterling Award winning Silent Words.

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English and ASL with integrated subtitles


SOUND OFF: A Deaf Theatre Festival

10330 84 Avenue, ATB Financial Arts Barns Fringe Theatre Adventures, Edmonton, AB, T6E 2G9, Canada

Email: chris.dodd@gmail.com

SOUND OFF is Canada’s national festival dedicated to the Deaf performing arts. SOUND OFF brings Deaf artists from across the country to share their stories, their talents and the beauty of American Sign Language on stage. Also occurring alongside SOUND OFF, the Chinook Series Festival is a collaboratively curated performance experience, bringing artists and communities together to share and celebrate through live art.