Douglas explores the visual vernacular of ASL through improv, stand up comedy, stories, poems, and short films.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

D.E.A.F. (Deaf Emerging Artists Festival) 2010

D.E.A.F. (Deaf Emerging Artists Festival) 2010
June 1-6, 2010
The IRT Theater Deaf Emerging Artists Festival (D.E.A.F.) is an annual one-week program of performances, screenings and workshops aimed at creating common ground for Deaf and hearing artists.

June 4th (Friday) 7PM

David Rivera and Douglas Ridloff are the yin and yang of ASL. The storytelling masters complement each other as DR2—salty and sweet, funny and dark, hot and cool. The duo hurls story after story celebrating the tribulations and triumphs of Deafhood in academia and life beyond, hitting every single ASL genre: poetry using handshapes and numbers, cinematic storytelling, stand-up comedy and a fun thing called duo signing. Their voiced performance provides the link between Deafhood and the rest of the world. You just have to come and see for yourself.