My name is Mona Jean Cedar and I am an RID certified ASL interpreter from Los Angeles. I am also the resident interpreter for the Women of the World Poetry Slams (WoWPS).
The good news is they (WoWPS) are sponsoring an ASL Cabaret showcase, March 6, 2020 at 12pm; Dallas Public Library. We are looking for local ASL performing artists. Do you or someone you know sign funny ASL stories or ABC/123 games or poems? How about signing to a song or dance or skits? Well, we want you on our stage! We are looking to feature your special talent and will also have an open mic/stage.
If you don’t know of Slam Poetry it is basically competition performance poetry. Every year they have a national competition and this year almost 100 women poets will be coming from all over the world to Dallas! The event will be March 4, 2020 – 77h with finals happening on the 7th at The Black Academy of Arts & Letters; this is a big deal.
Here is their website for more info: https://www.worldslam.org/
The Finals will be interpreted, and we will do our best to provide services for other requested events on the schedule.
I know most ASL programs require their students to attend an event with ASL so this would be an excellent experience to practice or show off their final exam project and to see their local ASL heroes performing for a national audience. ASL Cabaret has been producing ASL shows for five years in LA & Hollywood and around the country featuring ASL stars from “Switched at Birth” and “Spring Awakening”, Deaf West Theater, Gallaudet, including Marlee Matlin, John Maucere, CJ Jones, Bernard Bragg and more!
Check out our Faecbook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/3338589766156434/
Come, perform, and be a part of the legacy! This is also an opportunity to see insane slam interpreting and hear the most phenomenal women poets in the country, a truly entertaining event!
Mona Jean Cedar
Email: [email protected]