Musician, poet, and stutterer JJJJJerome Ellis offers a performance that celebrates stuttering, and disabled speech more broadly, as a vital way of being. Through music, literature, performance, and video he researches relationships among blackness, disabled speech, divinity, nature, sound, and time.
About JJJJJerome Ellis
JJJJJerome Ellis is an animal, stutterer, and artist. He was raised by Jamaican and Grenadian immigrants in Tidewater, VA, where he prays, gardens, and dreams of building a sonic bath house. His body of work includes contemplative soundscapes using saxophone, flute, dulcimer, electronics, and vocals. He also scores for plays and podcasts, produces albums combining spoken word with ambient and jazz textures. Ellis also explores theatrics involving live music and storytelling as well as music-video-poems that seek to transfigure historical archives.
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- This performance is presented with ASL Interpretation.
- This performance will be presented with live Audio Description. Audio Description equipment is limited and should be reserved in advance to avoid disappointment. Audio Description introductory notes will be given 10 minutes before the performance. Please arrive 20 minutes before showtime to pick up your receiver and earpiece.
- Headphone-based assistive hearing devices are available in the Harbourfront Centre Theatre. Equipment is limited and should be reserved in advance.
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- The Harbourfront Centre Theatre has wheelchair accessible seating. Please note: the ramp leading up to the HCT is 33” wide. The doorways to the single-stall washrooms in this building are 28.5” wide.
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