The first of its kind in Canada, SOUND OFF brings Deaf artists from across the country together to showcase their talents, stories, and the beauty of American Sign Language.

SOUND OFF is sponsored with special funding from the Equity Office of Canada Council, Field Law Community Fund Program, Edmonton Arts Council, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Alberta Community Investment Program, and NICA Consolidated.

PLAY READING with CHRIS DODD

Monday, February 13 at 7pm in the Studio Theatre

a workshop presentation

This event is FREE and open to the public!

Join deaf playwright and SOUND OFF creator, Chris Dodd, as he reads an excerpt from his new work in progress on the theme of deaf identity and belonging.  There will be a talk-back following the reading with an opportunity to discuss the themes and ask questions. ASL interpretation will be provided.

THE MAGIC OF VISUAL LANGUAGE

Thursday, February 16 at 12pm SCHOOL MATINEE – SOLD OUT
Friday, February 17 at 12pm
Saturday, February 18 at 4pm
Sunday, February 19 at 12pm
in the Studio Theatre

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Or, take advantage of our Pay What you Will program – where patrons can contribute what they feel the show is worth, or pay what they are able. These tickets are available in person at least two hours prior to the start of each performance – first come, first serve – at the ATB Financial Arts Barns Box Office

Collective artists: Theresa Upton, Hayley Hudson & Elizabeth Morris

Four unique skits in American Sign Language (ASL) with voice-over interpreters and visual aids; such as ASL original storytelling, signed music, comedy skits (based on their own personal experiences), and body/arms puppets in black-light. It is accessible and inclusive for everyone, including Deaf, hard of hearing (HoH), and hearing families and friends. Come with your families and friends and enjoy the show!

100 DECIBELS

Thursday, February 16 at 7pm
Friday, February 17 at 8:30pm
Saturday, February 18 at 8:30pm
Sunday, February 19 at 4pm
in the Studio Theatre

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Or, take advantage of our Pay What you Will program – where patrons can contribute what they feel the show is worth, or pay what they are able. These tickets are available in person at least two hours prior to the start of each performance – first come, first serve – at the ATB Financial Arts Barns Box Office

Performers: Christopher Bryan DeGuzman and Joanna Hawkins

“Hearing loss of 100 decibels is equivalent to deafness” – American Medical Association.

Deaf mime comedy troupe speaks a language with no barriers. 100 Decibels, the acclaimed troupe from Winnipeg, bridges the gap between the hearing and Deaf communities through the universal language of mime, physical comedy, and storytelling. Through their clean, crisp physical illusions, these Deaf artists tenderly depict our foibles and quirks and the joys and sorrows of human interconnections. A treat for both Deaf and hearing audiences.

SONGS MY MOTHER NEVER SUNG ME

Thursday, February 16 at 8:30pm in the Studio Theatre

This event is FREE and open to the public! 

a workshop presentation
script and music by Dave Clarke
Directed by Caroline Howarth and Mieko Ouchi

How does a young hearing boy learn to communicate with his deaf mother? Songs My Mother Never Sung Me is an opera for all ages by Dave Clarke about growing up as the child of a Deaf parent. It is performed in an emotionally resonant synthesis of sung English and American Sign Language (ASL). Dave Clarke is an Edmonton based writer, musician, composer and audio designer who has worked extensively in theatre, television, radio and multi-media. He is also – surprisingly – a child of deaf adults; a CODA.

Songs My Mother Never Sung Me tells the story of “Mom” and “Boy” through fourteen songs. There is no spoken text. It is presented non-naturalistically by four performers, playing Mom, Mom’s Voice, Boy and Narrator. Mom is deaf and communicates using ASL. Mom’s Voice uses ASL and sings in English using ASL syntax and word order. Boy and Narrator sign ASL and sing. ASL interpretation provided.

DEAF CROWS

Friday, February 17 at 7pm
Saturday, February 18 at 7pm
Sunday, February 19 at 5:30pm

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Or, take advantage of our Pay What you Will program – where patrons can contribute what they feel the show is worth, or pay what they are able. These tickets are available in person at least two hours prior to the start of each performance – first come, first serve – at the ATB Financial Arts Barns Box Office.

Featuring: Alex Bristow, Jacqueline Fink, Fatima Tun Nafisa, Taylor Schwab, Shayla-Rae Tanner, Tyson Zacharias, Allard Thomas, Caroline Bergbusch, Twyla Chartrand, Michelle Grodecki, James and Oscar, Murray Valiaho, Paula Weber

Director & Dramaturg: Chrystene Ells
Assistant Director, Co-Writer: Berny Hi
Co-Writer & Co-Director: Joanne Weber
Stage Manager: David Volk

Deaf Crows is a beautiful new physical theatre play from Thom Collegiate in Regina, written and performed by Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth and other members of the Deaf Community. Deaf Crows uses puppetry, mime, mask, projection, and American Sign Language poetry to tell personal stories about growing up deaf, and living as a deaf person in a hearing world. This acclaimed production is on tour following its SOLD OUT run in Regina. ASL and voice-over interpreting provided.

** Stay after the 5:30pm performance on Sunday, February 19 for a talk back with the artists!

SOUND OFF & Rapid Fire Theatre present:
Theatresports: SOUND OFF Edition

Saturday, February 18 at 10pm in the Westbury Theatre

Buy Tickets Now!

Or, take advantage of our Pay What you Will program – where patrons can contribute what they feel the show is worth, or pay what they are able. These tickets are available in person at least two hours prior to the start of each performance – first come, first serve – at the ATB Financial Arts Barns Box Office.

Hear no evil!  See no evil! SOUND OFF partners with Rapid Fire Theatre to present a Theatresports extravaganza of the likes you have never seen before! Watch as two teams, one deaf and one hearing, engage in a battle of the senses and compete for your votes! In this special edition, language is forbidden! Each team cannot use signs or speech and must act out audience suggestions with the limitations of their bodies alone.

Featuring the talented performers from SOUND OFF’s shows and the esteemed improvisers from Edmonton’s Rapid Fire Theatre with special guest Connor Yuzwenko-Martin, this is an improv event that will leave you SPEECHLESS with laughter!

One night only!  ASL interpretation provided.