Beginning Title Card: “August 2018 Announcement. Edmonton Fringe Festival: ASL-Interpreted Plays! Presented by Connor Yuzwenko-Martin.”
Connor, a young male wearing a black shirt and mustard yellow pants, stands in front of a building. Behind him on the building is a large banner that says “Fringe Theatre. Every show is a journey. http://www.fringetheatre.ca.” Connor signs in ASL.
Ending Title Card: “Produced by Connor Yuzwenko-Martin. In partnership with Fringe Theatre Adventures, NICA Consolidated.”
Hey everyone! This is a favourite time of the
year when the Fringe Festival takes over Edmonton!
Many theatres showcase the talent and diversity that we have here.
Historically, ASL interpreting has been rare for the Deaf community.
But now, the NICA group has coordinated to schedule interpreters with the Fringe.
Many plays now have ASL interpreting on various days and times.
There is a range of ticket prices to match your budget.
Really, if you've skipped Fringe in the past due to lack of accessibility, now is the time to enjoy yourself!
Many interpreters have adjusted their commitments to make this possible for you to come.
We have a website with all the details:
You can browse everything there without me repeating all of it -- respecting your time and keeping this vlog short!
Hope to see you at some of the shows, and thank you again to all NICA interpreters, and thanks also to all the Fringe artists for supporting this.
They understand the importance of inclusion!
This is a good start, and there'll be more!