Perfoming in the 2012 Green Show Friday, September 21st and Sunday, September 23rd.
Asian Folktales and Shakespeare Sonnets performed in Artistic Sign Language
Ms. Holt is an actress, poet, and storyteller who grew up in Pennsylvania. She first caught the theatrical bug from watching a PBS production of Swan Lake when she was a young child. She finally got her chance to perform as a student at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf in Washington, DC. She earned a B.F.A. in acting from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and followed that with an M.F.A. from Towson University in Maryland. Her training focused on acting, physical movement, and modern dance. Most of her work entails acting in a variety of roles, translating from English texts to ASL (especially Shakespearean plays), creating original poems, adapting Asian folktales, directing plays, instructing students in theater and the acting business, and advocating for Deaf artists. In addition, she is the author of The Night Was so Hungry That it Ate the Moon, a play she wrote because she needed a simple story for her kindergarten students to perform when she was the Artist-In-Residence at Fanwood School for the Deaf.
Monique Holt on Community: My community is a group of all people of all ages who appreciate or are curious about different culture, and poetry from the written books translated into other visual language: a mixture of Artistic, Asian, and American Sign Languages.