In this class we will build your vocabularies in American Sign Language (get ready to be able to sign full conversations!) and explore Deaf American culture and history. From learning the ABCs and how to introduce yourself to studying Deaf representation in media, this offering will cover the basics of American Sign Language and American Deaf culture. This is an in-person class.
DICKIE HEARTS is a Deaf, gay, multiracial actor. His TV credits include a recurring role on Netflix’s “Tales of the City” (2019), a supporting role on HBO’s “High Maintenance” (2020), and a guest-starring role on Netflix’s “Grace & Frankie” (2017). Stage credits include his Off-Broadway debut in “Dark Disabled Stories” (2023) at Public Theater, New York Deaf Theatre’s “Maple & Vine,” IRT’s “Stepchild,” “Please Untranslate Me,” and “Trash.” Dickie Hearts continues to push for more Deaf, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC visibility and representation onstage and onscreen. Hearts is a Disability Futures Fellowship ‘22 recipient and is repped by Nicolosi & Co. This is his first Lucille Lortel award nomination.
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