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Thursday, April 15 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Insights from the Field: Centering Disability Identity for Students of the Arts with Disabilities

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All young people should have access to arts training and feel empowered by the work they create. Roundabout Theatre Company Director of Audience Services Sarah Hom will moderate this discussion between two industry leaders who share practical skills that can be integrated into your curriculum. Access Acting Academy Executive Director Marilee Talkington will share lessons from the creation of online acting classes for students who are blind/have low vision, while artist/educator Nancy Rourke will share about her experiences as a Deaf person and artist, explore advocacy around disability rights for people who are Deaf, and touch on the De’VIA (Deaf View / Image Art) curriculum, a genre of visual art that intentionally represents the Deaf experience and Deaf culture.

This Face to Face 2021 session will include live ASL interpretation and Zoom Closed Captioning.

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Sarah J. Hom

Director of Audience Services, Roundabout Theatre Company
Sarah J. Hom is Roundabout Theatre Company’s Director of Audience Services and a steering committee member for Museum, Arts and Access Consortium (MAC) in New York City. She is passionate about and dedicated to increasing accessibility, equity, and inclusion in the arts. Prior to... Read More →
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Nancy Rourke

Nancy Rourke is an internationally known Deaf artist and activist. She attended the Rochester Institute of Technology graduating with a MFA in graphic design and painting. In addition to being a full-time professional artist, she frequently does paintings during artist-in-residence... Read More →
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Marilee Talkington

Executive Director, Access Acting Academy
Marilee has been heralded as a pioneer and thought leader, as an actor and creator, and as an international advocate and activist for disability representation in the arts. She holds an M.F.A. in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater and has originated over 80 roles on both... Read More →

Thursday April 15, 2021 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
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