For the fifth consecutive year, Tarrant County College will host Imagination Fort Worth, a special weekend for the Deaf. Designed to provide hands-on workshops in the visual and performing arts to hundreds of deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students from across Texas, the weekend also provides opportunities for students to see successful deaf artists in action. More than 450 student and teachers are expected to attend.
Artists scheduled to appear include:
National Theatre for the Deaf – In existence since 1967, the drama group consisting of hearing and deaf actors has toured the world. Each performance uses American Sign Language (ASL) and the spoken word simultaneously.
Peter Cook – Internationally recognized deaf storyteller and poet Peter Cook will present his unique blend of ASL acting and movement.
Fred Beam – Professional actor, choreographer and director, founded Invisible Hands International, an award-winning non-profit that promotes Deaf culture awareness through art and entertainment, in 1989.
Amber Galloway Gallego – Renowned ASL interpreter who specializes in music and is in high demand at music festivals including Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza. She has interpreted for numerous artists, including Lady Gaga, Madonna and Paul McCartney.
Friday, April 10, noon to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 11, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Trinity River Campus, 300 Trinity Campus Circle, Fort Worth, 76102
Tarrant County College
Imagination Fort Worth
For media interviews, please RSVP to Kendra Prince, 817-515-1546, by 11:30 a.m., Friday, April 10.