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Lewiston, NY - American Sign Language Performer Patricia ‘Trix’ Bruce, who is deaf, brings her one-woman performance to the Castellani Art Museum at Niagara University.
American Sign Language Performer Patricia ‘Trix’ Bruce Coming to Niagara University
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. (April 9, 2018) – There are words and then there is Patricia “Trix” Bruce. She can tell her life’s story without uttering a syllable.
Bruce, who is Deaf, will bring her one-woman show to Niagara University Wednesday, April 11, for performances at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Attendees will have the chance to participate in a Bruce-led workshop that involves exploring special language aspects of ASL as it relates to storytelling.
The shows take place in the Castellani Art Museum and are open to the public at no cost. Both events will be followed by a meet and greet with Bruce.
Voice interpretation will be provided.
Drawing on her background in American Sign Language and a life filled with travel and adventure, Bruce excels in hilarious true-to-life storytelling and impromptu, interactive ASL artistry. Her diverse interests in business and stage performance have paved the way for Bruce’s entrepreneurial success as an instructional presenter and sought-after entertainer.
Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Niagara University offers a full complement of courses in American Sign Language and Deaf studies. The program focuses on the development of conversational sign skills, although students may progress into ASL interpreting programs, Deaf education programs and more.
To learn more about NU’s American Sign Language and Deaf studies program, please email email@example.com or visit http://www.niagara.edu/asl.
Founded by the Vincentian community in 1856, Niagara University is a comprehensive institution, blending the best of a liberal arts and professional education, grounded in our values-based Catholic tradition. Its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Hospitality and Tourism Management offer programs at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral level.
As the first Vincentian university established in the United States, Niagara prepares students for personal and professional success while emphasizing service to the community in honor of St. Vincent de Paul. Niagara’s institutional commitment to service learning has led to its inclusion on the President’s Honor Roll for Community Service every year since its inception in 2006, and its recognition with the Carnegie Foundation’s Classification for Community Engagement.
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