IT’S BEEN A MINUTE ! DID YOU MISS US?! WE MISSED YOU! URBAN JAZZ DANCE COMPANY IS THRILLED TO BRING BACK OUR FIRST #DEAFWOKE EPISODE OF 2023!
JOIN US FOR A RESILIENT RETURN WITH BROADWAY ACTRESS TRESHELLE EDMOND! TRESHELLE WILL SHARE HER #DEAFWOKE STORY. ASL-ENGLISH VOICE INTERPRETATION AND ENGLISH CAPTIONS PROVIDED. scroll down for more information!!
DEAF-LEAD CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH HOSTED BY ANTOINE HUNTER, PURPLE FIRE CROW
PRESENTED BY URBAN JAZZ DANCE COMPANY AND ZACCHO DANCE THEATE’S BLACK FUTURES ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM
FREE!Event and Free Food HEARING & DEAF WELCOME! FREE FOOD!
PERFORMING ARTISTS: FRED BEAM & SUNSHINE 2.0 • HAROLD FOXX • ASHLEA B HAYES • NOAH JAMES III • URBAN JAZZ DANCE COMPANY And
AFRO-HAITIAN WORKSHOP WITH SHAWN ROBERTS
IN person: 1777 YOSEMITE AVE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94124 ON line : HTTPS://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/C/URBANJAZZDANCECOMPANY
Deaf-Led Black History Month event hosted by Antoine Hunter Purple Fire Crow. FREE! event& Free Food | HEARING & DEAF WELCOME!
Flyer features photos of artists:
Antoine Hunter,Purple Fire Crow:
Urban Jazz Dance Company: Four Urban Jazz Dance Company Dancers pose in long flowing dresses.
Fred Beam: An African-American male appears in his medium-long black locs with a black thin goatee; he wears black pants and a sports workout jacket and smiles at the camera looking happy.
Ashlea Hayes:Close up shot of Ashlea, light skinned black woman, wearing a black, long sleeved dress. She has hoop earrings on and a hoop nose ring and pink lips. Background: “pineapple” gold inspired wall and green leaves on either side of the shot
Harold Foxx: Harold Foxx is a Black man with cheek length dreadlocks. He is standing in a doorway wearing a white shirt and looking into the camera intently.
Noah James III: Headshot of Noah James III. Noah is Black with a shaved head and goatee. Noah is looking into the camera with a serious expression.
Shawn M.Roberts: Shawn is Black with shoulder length dreadlocks. He is looking into the camera while dancing. He is wearing an orange color top and pants with gold stripe accents.
Black text on a lavender background reads:
Saturday, February 11, 2023 Deaf-lead Celebration of Black History Month Hosted by Antoine Hunter, Purple Fire Crow Presented by Urban Jazz Dance Company and Zaccho Dance Theate’s Black Futures Artist in Residence Program
Performing Artists: Fred Beam & Sunshine 2.0 • Harold Foxx • Ashlea B Hayes • Noah James III • Urban Jazz Dance Company
Afro-Haitian Workshop with Shawn Roberts
https://www.youtube.com/c/UrbanJazzDanceCompany | 1777 Yosemite Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124
Sponsored by: UC Berkeley • Zaccho Dance Theatre of Black Futures Artist in Residence Program • funded by the City of San Francisco’s Dream Keeper Initiative • Fiscally Sponsored by Intersection for the Arts
Logos for closed captioning, sign language interpretation, Urban Jazz Dance Company, Disability Future, Zaccho Dance Theatre, and the Dream Keeper Initiative are featured.
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Him/HiM Fred Michael Beam is the outreach coordinator for Sunshine 2.0. He is an experienced performer with acting credits that include Nicholas in “By the Music of the Spheres” at the Goodman Theater, Harry in “Harry the Dirty Dog” at the Bethesda Academy of Performing Arts; Witness in “Miracle Workers” and Stranger in “Mad Dancer” at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.; “Fall Out Shelter,” “The Dirt Maker” and “The Underachiever” at the Kennedy Center; the title character in “Othello” at Gallaudet University; and Steve in “A Streetcar Named Desire” at SignRise Cultural Arts in Washington, D.C. He also performs in his one-man shows, “Fred Michael Beam: Sign Me a Story” and “Black, Deaf Male: Who Am I?,” which toured nationwide. He was a member of “I Didn't Hear That Color,” the first black deaf play ever produced. His television and film credits include “If You Could Hear My Own Tune,” “The West Wing,” “Secret Dream,” “Little Lonely Monster,” “Deaf Mosaic” and “The New Captain Kangaroo,” for which he won the 2000 Media Access Award.
Ashlea Haye (PERFORMER)
She/her Ashlea Hayewas born and raised in Compton, CA. She was bitten by the acting bug in 2009, stemming from her love of storytelling as a child. In 2011, she joined the SAG-AFTRA union and has been honing her craft ever since. Ashlea has been active in the Deaf community for 27 years. She has been involved in several community organizations, all with the goal of empowering the Deaf community as well as educating the Hearing community about Deaf Culture. When she isn't volunteering her time to the community, or working on a new production, she is teaching ASL at Fusion Academy and El Camino College. Recently saw in "Law and Order" Show it's Hot!!
[ID: Close up shot of Ashlea, light skinned black woman, wearing a black, long sleeved dress. She has hoop earrings on and a hoop nose ring and pink lips. Background: “pineapple” gold inspired wall and green leaves on either side of the shot]
Harold Foxx (PERFORMER)
Him/his Harold Eugene Catron Jr, better known by his stage name Harold Foxx, is a writer, comedian, filmmaker, and actor who happens to be Deaf. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Harold went on to play football for Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. while also earning his B.A. degree. He resides in Los Angeles, California, and created “The Harold Foxx Show,” an online series of comedic video sketches currently available on various social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram.
Best known for his stand-up comedy, Harold has performed at iconic venues such as the Laugh Factory and Flappers Comedy Club, as well as in major cities across the nation including Washington D.C., Albuquerque, Baltimore, Detroit, St. Louis, Los Angeles, and Jamaica. Most notably, Harold has performed at Busboys & Poets, the National Black Deaf Advocates Conference, Theatre of Note (Hollywood), and the National Association of the Deaf. Harold also recently performed in the Palm Springs International Virtual Comedy Festival 2020. Harold was selected for a competitive fellowship for the 2021 RespectAbility Lab for Entertainment Professionals with Disabilities. Currently, Harold is training with The Groundlings, an improvisation and sketch comedy theatre & school based in Los Angeles, California. Harold is proud to be serving as Associate Producer on Orange Kite Productions’ feature documentary Being Michele. The film is about a deaf woman with autism who survived incarceration and abuse and now uses her artwork to depict the trauma she survived and heal her past. Harold also serves as an Art Education Teaching Artist for Deaf West Theatre and was Post Production intern for a comedy and romantic feature film Something from Tiffany’s by Amazon Studios.
Noah David James III (PERFORMER)
He/him/his Noah David James III is a deaf/ hard of hearing artist from San Francisco, California. He has performed and toured with Push Dance Company, Dimensions Dance Theatre and the CSUEB Dance Ensemble. He has worked with Urban Jazz Dance Company, Laura Ellis, Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble, Anne Bluethenthal & ABD Productions. Noah highlights his contributions as a stage manager and assistant for the Black Choreographers Festival and other Bay Area theatre arts organizations. His artistic voice has grown and flourished into curating performances, poetry and a thriving podcast. INOAHPLACE encourages and uplifts sickle cell, chronic, and mental health warriors to continue to pursue life! His book, The Gift of Pain: Bookmarks of a #SickleCellWarrior Vol.1 is available now on Amazon. Inspired by his own journey, Noah serves as a life coach and chronic pain advocate within various communities across the world. In addition to being an Artistic Director, Noah is a Medical Support Assistant for the Veteran Affairs Hospital. He is a featured poet on HelloPoetry and a freelance photographer in his spare time.
Urban Jazz Dance Company
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 | 11 AM PST/ 2 PM EST
It’s been a minute ! Did you miss us?! We missed you! Urban Jazz Dance Company is thrilled to bring back our first #DeafWoke episode of 2023!
Join us for a resilient return with Broadway actress Treshelle Edmond! Treshelle will share her #DeafWoke story. ASL-English voice interpretation and English captions provided.
#DeafWoke is a virtual consciousness-raising engaging online talk show, led by Black and Indigenous Deaf host Mr. Antoine Hunter PurpleFireCrow.
Founded as a response to isolation and misinformation experienced during CoVID-19, #DeafWoke provides access to the Deaf BIPOC life stories, critical coverage of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, education, Arts, social justice and analysis of CoVID-19-related news for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing, Late-Deafened and Black Hearing communities.
Guest Bio: Treshelle Edmond was diagnosed with having a severe to profound hearing loss in both ears when she was around 18 months old. She made her Broadway debut in Deaf West Theater’s Spring Awakening Revival; Mark Medoff’s Children of a Lesser God Revival; Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girl Revival as an Understudy. Off-Broadway: ‘The Colored Museum’, ‘Another Kind of Silence’, ‘What Came After’. Television/film: House M.D., Glee, Master of None (Season 2); Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. Treshelle Edmond is known for her National Anthem at the 49th Super Bowl Game.
The host: Bay Area native, Antoine Hunter also known as Purple Fire Crow is an award-winning Internationally-known African-American, Indigenous, Deaf, Disabled, choreographer, dancer, actor, instructor, speaker, Producer and Deaf advocate. He creates opportunities for Disabled, Deaf and hearing artists and produces Deaf-friendly events, and founded the Urban Jazz Dance Company and Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival.
OUR MISSION IS TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR STORIES TO BE HEARD BY PROVIDING THE #DEAFWOKE PLATFORM TO UPLIFT BIPOC DEAF AND DISABLED ARTISTS VOICES AND TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ARTS AND LARGER SOCIETY, INCREASING AWARENESS AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF AUDISM, ABLEISM, AND RACISM--THIS INCLUDES DEAFDISABLED STORIES AS A FORCE FOR CULTURAL CHANGE AND COLLECTIVE LIBERATION. THERE IS ALSO A SPACE TO TALK ABOUT ECONOMICS, PARENTHOOD, AND EDUCATION.
ALL EPISODES WILL BE PRODUCED WITH ASL INTERPRETERS AND CAPTIONING WELCOMING EVERYONE TO THE CONVERSATION. FOR DA HEARING AND DEAF! IT’S INSPIRING, IT’S FUNNY, IT’S BEAUTIFUL WITH THE UGLY, IT’S THINGS PEOPLE DON’T REALLY TALK ABOUT, IT’S UNHEARD OF, IT DEAF WOKE!
[Image Description: Facebook event cover for #DeafWoke with Treshelle Edmond. Photos of Treshelle and host, Mr. Antoine Hunter Purple Fire Crow, are featured:
Treshelle: headshot is a tightly cropped photo of Treshelle’s face, from the shoulders up. A black deaf female smize with her light into the lens and shows her deep brown eyes and light pink sparkly lips with her left gold nose ring.
Mr. Hunter: An African-American and Indigenous person with dark chocolate skin from his mother. He has almond shaped eyes with long lashes. He has long black dreadlocks tied in a low braid and a full beard. Antoine is wearing a dark v-neck shirt and smiling.
Saturday, February 11 | 11 AM PST/ 2 PM EST
Treshelle Edmond was diagnosed with having a severe to profound hearing loss in both ears when she was around 18 months old. She made her Broadway debut in Deaf West Theater’s Spring Awakening Revival; Mark Medoff’s Children of a Lesser God Revival; Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girl Revival as an Understudy. Off-Broadway: ‘The Colored Museum’, ‘Another Kind of Silence’, ‘What Came After’. Television/film: House M.D., Glee, Master of None (Season 2); Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. Treshelle Edmond is known for her National Anthem at the 49th Super Bowl Game. Treshelle will share her #DeafWoke journey. --
Logos for Facebook Live, YouTube, Urban Jazz Dance Company, Treshelle, sign language interpretation, and closed captioning are shown.
Urban Jazz Dance Company Logo: Antoine Hunter PurpleFireCrow, dances in passe releve, one arm stretched up, the other bent in L shape, head facing L shape. Text, UJDC, is italicized and in red color overlay right beside the pose. Antoine is wearing short red dance shorts.
Treshelle’s Logo: Treshelle spelled out in black and gold cursive script. The T is crowned with a decorative lotus-like design