Friday, July 11, 2008
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DEAF IMAGES UNVEILS NEW PLATFORM FOR 2008
LAURENT CLERC HIMSELF SHOW
ST. LOUIS, July 11, 2008 - DEAF IMAGES, a digital video production and multimedia company founded by Paul Kiel, today revealed its new platform for the next few years starting today. Deaf Images is presenting LAURENT CLERC HIMSELF SHOW using multimedia. The show will bring Laurent Clerc alive and educate the audience about his life experiences as a deaf man from France from the late 18th century to new life in the early 19th Century New World. He was known as "Apostle to the Deaf People of the New World."
Experience a live encounter with first Deaf teacher and advocate Laurent Clerc as actor Paul Kiel brings his one-man show to deaf community this Fall.
In this show, Kiel recreates Laurent Clerc of 19th century. Laurent Clerc was famous for promoting and using ASL (American Sign Language). He was a great teacher and leader. He was highly respected for his advocacy for Deaf community in the New World.
All in Clerc's signing and writings, Kiel explores Clerc's life in France, his experiences in the New World, his meetings with Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, his trip on the ship to America, his exploration of Deaf community of the 19th century, his experiences with hearing people and advocacy for schools and programs for Deaf to grow and how he felt about his works nearing the end of his life.
"I am excited to start this program of educating the community about the life and times of our great deaf leader, Laurent Clerc." Paul Kiel, Deaf Images Founder and Owner, "I look forward to perform as Clerc to enable the public to understand the beginnings of American Sign Language and how it evolved to today."
Tickets and Reservations -
First show to debut - St. Louis - Date and place TBA
Other places will be announced on website soon.
This show is available for non-profit organizations, schools, churches, and clubs to raise funds in a very entertaining and enjoyable way.
Deaf Images is producing traveling stage shows for theaters, universities, churches, and schools.
To book a show, click here to: book show please