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Deaf Awareness Expo
December 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
FREE DEAF AWARENESS EXPO AT OCC’S GRUNIN CENTER DECEMBER 7
Ocean County College will host a Deaf Awareness Expo from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Friday, December 7, at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts. This event is free and open to the public.
Vendors – both deaf and hearing – will sell their wares, or will offer information on services such as interpreter referral agencies and Sorenson Communications.
Special Guest Performers:
Keith Wann: 12:00 pm
Keith Wann is an ASL advocate, comedian, and performance artist who caters to all hearing, deaf, and hard-of-hearing audiences. The child of two deaf adults, Wann travels all over the country performing his side-splitting act showcasing heartfelt real life stories from his youth. He has been featured in several short films and commercials, as well as Law and Order, and he is a writer/actor for “Sign It ASL,” a Signing Time Foundation project. Wann has also interpreted a number of Broadway shows, including School of Rock, West Side Story, Shrek: The Musical, Little Shop Of Horrors, Hamlet, and Beauty and the Beast.
Crom Saunders: 1:30 pm
Performer, presenter, writer, and teacher Crom Saunders has worked in almost every theater position possible, both backstage and on stage, in addition to lecturing on a wide variety of topics. “Cromania!” is Saunders’ one-man show featuring skits that combine pop culture, impersonations, improvisation, American Sign Language, puns, and physical feats in one big laugh fest. Saunders created the show based on his love of books, theater, and movies, both contemporary and classic.
For more information, contact Kathy Basilotto at [email protected]
The Grunin Center is located on the OCC Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River, NJ.