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Kent Trumbull Theatre secures grant from Youngstown Foundation

Posted Sep. 11, 2013

The Youngstown Foundation has awarded a $2000 grant to the Kent Trumbull Theatre for its upcoming production of “Deaf Snow White,” which will take the stage for six showings in December.

The award came as the result of a grant proposal authored by Kent State University at Trumbull professors, Gary Ciuba, Ph.D. and Carol Robinson, Ph.D., and was written to support a series of “unique theatrical activities” in order to bring together D/deaf and hearing audiences, with the centerpiece of the overall project being the “Snow White” production.

The play is written and directed by Iosif Schneiderman, a Deaf theatre artist whose work has been seen at Gallaudet University – a federally chartered university for the education of the deaf and hard of hearing located in Washington, D.C. – and who appeared on Broadway in the DeafWest production of “Big River.”

Produced by the Kent Trumbull Theatre, “Deaf Snow White” will involve both D/deaf and hearing performers and blend voice, mime, gesture, and American Sign Language. Additional related activities may include a workshop, a lecture, and possibly a documentary.

“Deaf Snow White” will take the Kent Trumbull Theatre stage on Dec. 6-7 & 13-14 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 8 & 15 at 3 p.m.

For more information, call 330-675-8887 or email trumbullboxoffice@kent.edu.

To learn more about The Youngstown Foundation, visit youngstownfoundation.org.