Atlanta, GA…Thursday, March 18, 2021…SHOWAbility, a 501c3 non-profit formerly known as ABEL 2, working to become change agents leveraging arts and entertainment as the vehicle that brings visibility and awareness to the abilities within the disability community, continues its monthly Artistic Masterclass Series with a virtual masterclass on improv in March, as they celebrate of Disability Awareness Month. Led by deaf filmmaker and actor, Martha Anger, the “Improv Masterclass for Deaf and All Abilities,” will feature acting keys and techniques for an inclusive audience of participants interested in learning affecting improv acting techniques.
Anger, who has been working both behind the scenes and in front of the camera as part of the film/tv Industry in various for more than 11 years, also works as part of, the deaf news network Sign1news as a multimedia journalist, editor and anchor. In sharing her expertise and experience as a deaf woman and actor, Anger says she hopes to be able to share the skill and uniqueness of talent and approach involved and eradicate the misconception that people with disabilities are somehow less able to do anything anyone else can do.
“The art of improvisational acting is unique in that once you see a performance, there will never be another performance exactly like it ever done again…it is different every time and it is also spontaneous and fun and” says Anger. “In this Masterclass created for but not limited to people who are deaf, we want to help participants to not only discover their abilities and uniqueness in the process and feel confident in pursuing and achieving any of their dreams,” she said.
The masterclass will go through the basics of improv along with the skills, techniques and the processes that will allow anyone, regardless of their improv skill level to improve and feel confident to go to the next level in pursuit of their acting career.
“We are so excited and feel especially blessed to have been able to secure a number of talented and seasoned professionals like Martha Anger, Twanda Black and others who will be leading classes from various areas of entertainments, arts, media and marketing, who are sharing valuable information to benefit the growth of performing artists with and without disabilities,” says Myrna Clayton, founder/executive director of SHOWAbility. “These artistic virtual masterclasses serve as a platform for advocacy, education empowerment and entertainment for performing artists with disabilities, but anyone interested – every ability – is welcome to attend and learn from the expertise being offered. The skills are applicable and even more relevant in the improv world,” she said.
The SHOWAbility “Improv Masterclass for Deaf and All Abilities” will take place on Sunday, March 28 beginning at 4:00PM. To register, go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/inclusive-arts-improv-acting-for-the-deaf-hard-of-hearing-and-all-tickets-143860421393. For more information about SHOWAbility, go to Showability.org.
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