White Space Poetry Project

Same Page. Same Stage.

An award-winning film, poetry anthology, and community celebrating collaborations between hearing and deaf artists around the world.

 

RED CARPET FILM & POETRY RELEASE EVENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 WHITE SPACE POETRY PROJECT

RED CARPET FILM & POETRY RELEASE EVENT

UNITES WORK OF DEAF AND HEARING PERFORMERS 

Same Page | Same Stage Star-studded Live Poetry Performance & Screening

 

Within the mainstream art world there exists a thriving community that most do not acknowledge or realize even exists.  Should they fully open their eyes, they will realize they are missing out on a rich diversity of work from deaf artists.  Bridging that gap is the long awaited release of the award-winning short film, White Space, starring Ryan Lane (ABC Family Switched at Birth, Veronica Mars) written and directed by Maya Washington, screening internationally at film festivals, within both hearing and deaf communities and the White Space Poetry Anthology featuring the work of deaf and hearing poets of White Space Poetry Project.

"We believe that deaf and hearing artists can commingle on the page as well as the stage and big screen," says Washington. The talented cast of the film and White Space Poetry Anthology poets will be on hand to perform and mingle with fans at the red carpet event hosted by White Space Poetry Project and Boardwalk 11 (10433 National Blvd. Los Angeles, CA) Saturday August 30th, 2014 with a private red carpet reception at 2pm and live public performance and screening at 3pm. Contact creative@whitespacepoetryproject.com to RSVP for talent/press attendance.

Notable talents in the Deaf Community include actor Ryan Lane (Switched at Birth, Veronica Mars) actor/comedian CJ Jones (See What I’m Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary, Lincoln Heights, Cold Case) and actress/poet Zendrea Mitchell (2010 DEAFestival LA Award Winner); Poets Tanya Alexander (Tomb Raider, Material Girls) and Ant Black (Top Ten and Top Twenty at the National Poetry Slam) with writer/director Maya Washington (Black Reel Award Nominee, ‘Best Short’ Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival & Hollywood Black Film Festival). Accomplished stage actor Lester Purry (Othello, Two Trains Running) will host the evening as MC with award-winning members of the spoken word, literary, and performance communities in Los Angeles including poet Ashaki. M Jackson (VONA, Cave Canem, WriteGirl).

 Red Carpet/Press RSVP to creative@whitespacepoetryproject.com

Website: www.whitespacepoetryproject.com

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