Hearing or deaf, everyone will enjoy Patricia (Trix) Bruce’s performance of “A Handmade Treasury of Deaf Folktales.”
The heart and soul of deaf culture is passed from generation to generation through sign language, poetry and humor. Bruce will weave all of these together during her April 14 performance from 6:30 – 8 p.m. The free show will be held at Scott Community College’s Student Life Center, 500 Belmont Road, Bettendorf (enter through doors five or six.)
Those who are a part of the deaf community are sure to find things they can relate to in Bruce’s performance. Those who are not will gain a wonderful insight into the community. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Bruce, who is deaf, is an extraordinary performing artist with a spirited audience-participation entertainment style. Drawing on her background in American Sign Language (ASL) Linguistics and a life of travel and adventure, she excels in hilarious true-to-life storytelling and impromptu, interactive ASL artistry.
Bruce got her start in performing arts during her freshman year of high school when she won the role of Helen Keller in her school’s production. For more than 20 years since then she has performed across the country including participation in the summer program hosted by the National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD) and at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID).
As a deaf poet and actress, her performances draw heavily on her life experiences. Her one-woman show has been a long-standing success. Her main area of study has been in ASL Linguistics with a focus on ASL Performance. She is an approved sponsor for the Registry Interpreter for the Deaf (RID) Certificate Maintenance Program.
Bruce’s performance is sponsored by Scott Community College’s American Sign Language department and its students. For more information about the program go online to eicc.edu/signlanguage
For questions about Bruce’s performance, call Diane Roebuck at 563-441-4024.