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SPUNK!

This show has been postponed to next season.

Horde of Sperm being blocked from white and black interlocked female symbols by a white female symbol

SPUNK! by Dawn Richberg

When an interracial lesbian couple is ready to have a baby and decide to get pregnant using a sperm donor, they face challenges and roadblocks when it seems everyone–family, friends, even near strangers–wants to have a say in how they should proceed and whose donor sperm they should use.

Show Times & Location

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*WHAT IS SHADOW INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE?

The use of ASL (American Sign Language) performers in production with shadow interpretation is to move beyond accessibility and into a new artistic space. The co-presentation through English and ASL elevates the experience of the Deaf audience and reduces the distraction for hearing audiences. Traditional platform interpreting, with two interpreters off to the side, forces the Deaf audience to choose between the action and visual dynamics of the performance and what the characters are saying. On the opposite end of the spectrum, hearing audiences can get distracted by visual noise as the interpreters perform. When the interpreters are on stage, in costume, the ASL performers integrate seamlessly with the cast, fluidly delivering dialogue in proximity to the speaking character so that action and speech are connected. They add depth to the performance, as the construction of an oral language into a visual language materializes in a way that supports the theme, delivery, and artistic expression of the show. The shadow interpreters are complementary cast members who allow audience members to enjoy a truly accessible show.

Cast

Cast:  TBD

Production

Playwright:  Dawn Richberg

Director:  Connar Klock

Stage Manager:  CoCo Marie

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