The National Theatre of the Deaf has announced six performances of the Little Theatre of the Deaf company's family-oriented production Stories In My Pocket Too during the month of August 2012 at Hygienic Art Park in New London, CT. These performances are funded in part by a grant from The City of New London Water Authority Community Fund and a generous contribution by Hygienic Art.
"We are so happy to be part of the New London Cultural Arts scene," said Ms. Beekman, "This is our first collaborative partnership with Hygienic Art and to receive this funding from the community fund is so exciting and a wonderful welcome for NTD."
Stories In My Pocket Too is an original theatrical piece developed by NTD Executive Director, Betty Beekman and features the Little Theatre of the Deaf Acting Company; Joey Caverly, Christina Cogswell and Christina Stevens.
Each performance of Stories In My Pocket Too is approximately 45 minutes in length and will be performed simultaneously in ASL and the spoken word. In the program, the family audiences will be engaged in seeing and hearing stories and improvisations derived from original material, literature and social awareness that will entertain as well as expand their familiarity with Deaf Culture.
Performance Schedule for Stories In My Pocket Too at Hygienic Art Park.
Sunday, August 19 – 10 am & 1 pm
Tuesday, August 21 – 10 am & 1 pm
Sunday, August 26 – 10 am & 1 pm
The performances are free to the public. The Hygienic Art Park is located at 79 Bank Street in Downtown New London, Connecticut.
Hygienic Art is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to creating an enriching cultural experience in the city of New London Connecticut. Performances at the Hygienic Art Park will allow NTD to bring this worthwhile and entertaining program to the greatest number of children and family audiences. For more information please call Hygienic Art at 860-443-8001 or log on to hygienic.org.
Additional funding for NTD is provided by the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Connecticut Office of the Arts, Crown Foundation, Hartford Performs, The Katherine Lindsay Howell Fund, The Frederick Loewe Foundation, Mead Witter Foundation, NewAlliance Foundation and Edward T. & Anne E. Roberts Foundation, The Dorothy Strelsin Foundation, Spiritus Gladius Foundation, State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information about NTD/LTD log on to www.ntd.org. To contact the NTD offices call 860-574-9063, VP (video phone) 860-607-1338 (Images available upon request.)