BUILDING careACTOR PRODUCTION


Building careACTOR logo color Building careACTOR:  A ONE-OF-A-KIND PRODUCTION

Recognized by the ARIZONA COMMISSION OF THE ARTS for innovation in programming!
CHARACTER BUILDING experiences teach life lessons, strengthening certain good or useful traits in a person’s character especially self-reliance, endurance and courage.When someone CARES, they show feeling and exhibit concern and empathy for others.

 UNITES DEAF OR BLIND ACTORS WITH THOSE THAT CAN SEE/HEAR TO PERFORM A FULL-LENGTH MUSICAL PRODUCTION

CREATES A RICH ENVIRONMENT FOR PERSONAL GROWTH AND COMMUNITY BUILDING

FIRST PRODUCTION OF IT’S KIND IN THE US!

AE Big River - Olivia and Sabina dressed identically - both play the role of Tom Sawyer (KFW photographer)

The songs and dialogue of the production are concurrently sung/spoken and signed.  Accordingly, some roles are double cast with ASL signers and hearing speakers/singers.

                                                    All actors receive training in acting, singing, and stagecraft as well as  disability awareness and skills training.

         All actors learn the basics of ASL and perform many group songs while  singing/signing simultaneously

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Since the production is performed in two languages, the script must be transcribed from English to ASL with the help of a Sign Master. For the blind, a braille transcriber converts the script and musical lyrics into braille. Audio software, screen magnifiers and other tools are used to aid blind and low vision students during rehearsals.

The artistic process calls for creativity “above and beyond the call of duty” to produce a show that will engage and inspire the audience while providing a top quality experience for ALL actors.

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Discrimination and negative attitudes come from a general lack of information and misunderstanding. By objectively recognizing differences and focusing on abilities, the Building careACTOR production teaches and models good character and empathy for others. Students break down the social barriers, learning important life lessons and passing those messages on to their audiences.

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Past Productions:

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Shrek the Musical

April 2016

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Disney’s Beauty & the Beast

April 2015

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BIG RIVER: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

April 2014