Deaf/Hearing Story Slam Offers Insights for Both Communities

Our first ever Deaf/Hearing Story Slam on March 27th opened to a full audience at the Ibrahim Theater! Led by the inspiring and electrifying, Wink Smith Jr., performers were welcomed to the stage to share personal tales of survival and reconciliation, with interpreters making both Hearing and Deaf performers accesible to attendees. The show proved to be a special experience for both Deaf and Hearing attendees: performer Jean Spraker shared her experience working closely with interpreters and engaging with the audience, while Michael Lieberman came away from the Story Slam eager to know more about the history and culture of the Deaf community. Here's hoping for more events like this one in the future!