S.T.A.R. sponsors ASL interpretation at area school performances

Coverage

http://www.montereyherald.com/education/ci_23557681/chance-deaf-shine

http://www.thecalifornian.com/article/20130624/NEWS01/306240046/

PRESS RELEASE

October 14, 2013

The S.T.A.R. Foundation of Monterey County (Support Theater Arts Regionally) will sponsor American Sign Language interpretation for deaf and hard of hearing children at area performances. This new program, funded by S.T.A.R. will help the children experience more fully theatrical events they otherwise might not attend. This follows on the heels of the visit by The Little Theatre of the Deaf, the children’s wing of the National Theatre of the Deaf this past summer, also sponsored by S.T.A.R.

During the coming year, about 25-30 students in grades 9-12 from North Salinas High School, grades 6-8 from Buena Vista Middle School, grades 4 and 5 from Spreckels Elementary School and pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and grades 1-3 from Toro Park Elementary School, will be taken to Santa Catalina School and All Saints’ Episcopal Day School productions. The ASL interpreters are Jacque Fitzpatrick and Shawnell Thompson.

The schedule is as follows:

10/25/13:           Santa Catalina School, Monterey. Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat  12:15pm by Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber, 25-30 students in 1st through 12th grades (http://www.santacatalina.org/about-us/events/index.aspx)

3/20/14:             All Saints’ Episcopal Day School, Carmel, “Primary Players,” 8-10 students in pre-k and kindergarten

4/3-4/14:            All Saints’ Episcopal Day School, musical TBA, 12-15 students in 6th through12th grades

4/11/14:             Santa Catalina School, Peter Pan by Jule Stein and Mark Charlap, 12 students in 1st through 5th grades

For more information please contact:

Susanne Mentzer, Administrator, S.T.A.R. Foundation: susanne@starfoundationmc.org

or

Reg Huston, Founder and Executive Director, S.T.A.R. Foundation: reghuston@sbcglobal.net

The S.T.A.R. Foundation of Monterey County’s mission is to foster cultural understanding through the performing arts by enriching and developing youth programs throughout Monterey County.

P.O.Box 2538, Salinas, CA 93902  www.starfoundationmc.org

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