Thursday, February 23, 2012

SIGNin’ in the Street

The Disneyland Resort is hosting what its calling a "celebration of creativity in the deaf community." SIGNin’ in the Street will take place March 17 and 18 at Disney's California theme part. The cast of ABC Familiy's Switched at Birth will take part in a panel discussion and sign autographs (including Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Constance Marie, Lea Thompson, D.W. Moffett, Lucas Grabeel, Sean Berdy and Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin). Two unseen episodes of the show will be screened during the weekend. The film about ultimate fighter Matt Hamill called The Hammer will also be shown along with the documentary See What I’m Saying. Stars from those films will be available to answer questions and to perform live. Deaf West Theater will preview the groups upcoming show and offer guests workshops about ASL and acting. Drum Café, TL Forsberg, Beethoven’s Nightmare, and comic CJ Jones will perform as well. Disney is creating merchandise especially for the event featuring American Sign Language.