Anday Vasnick, one of the founding members of the National Theater of the Deaf in the United States and a well known American Deaf actor himself, is coming to Japan.
With a BA in literature from Gallaudet University and an MA in education from Pennsylvania University, he had been teaching English literature and the play for ten years at Gallaudet University.
Vasnick came to Japan as a lecturer at the "Seminar on Theatrical Activities for the Deaf in Japan" in 1981, and made the foundation in the Deaf theatrical field in Japan. He is appearing on not only the stage but also the television and the movie, etc.
The lecture meeting with Vasnick will be held by the following schedules.
1) 'Why is Japanese Sign Language beautiful?'
Date: 10 and 12, December, 2008, Wednesday and Friday, 19:00 21:00
You can come on both the days or either of them.
Admission: 500 yen per one day
Place: Totto Cultural Center (Shibuya Ward, Tokyo)
2) The 1st international exchange and culture lecture meeting
Date: December 14, 2008, Sunday, 13:30-15:00
Place: Nagoya City
Sponsor: Nagoya City Society of the Hearing and Speech Impaired