Raw Footage from the first time these 3 ASL performers worked together and in a fun tribute to the hundreds of interpreters attending the Original CruisEUs to Alaska. Cook, Wann, and Saunders became the Interpreter’s Nightmare!
For booking solo or group work – Keith@KeithWann.com
Known for his stand-up comedy and rapid popularity through the viral You Tube ASL video parody rendition of Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby” in 2006, Wann has been performing for over 20 years. As a hearing child of Deaf adults, Wann is an original breakthrough performing ASL artist and has been featured in several short films with ASL, currently stars in a popular ASL Children’s book iTunes APP, and has done several commercials for Pepsi, appeared in Law and Order, and travels all over the country performing almost every weekend. Check out his videos, over 250 on youtube, and laugh your ASL off!
Wann’s title as one of the most sought after and beloved performers in the ASL community, has grown into an industry and cultural household name. Combining side splitting adult humor, with heartfelt real life stories from his Coda childhood and teenage life, has become his comedic trademark among the ASL Community. Respected in the industry as an ASL advocate, Keith has reached across the cultural divide between deaf and hearing worlds through humor, to bridge misconceptions and cultural gaps.
After changing careers from interpreting to personal development, Keith and his wife Emilia joined LegalShield as independent associates and now travel all over the nation providing affordable access to the legal system and focusing on providing personal development to the ASL Community. For more information on their business check out www.CheckYourRights.net
Peter S. Cook is an Internationally reputed Deaf performing artist whose works incorporates American Sign Language, pantomime, storytelling, acting, and movement.
Peter has traveled extensively around the country and aboard with Flying Words Project to promote ASL Literature with Kenny Lerner since 1986. Peter has appeared in Live from Off Center’s “Words on Mouth” (PBS) and ” United States of Poetry” (PBS) produced by Emmy winner Bob Holman. Peter teaches at Columbia College where he received the 1997 Excellence in Teaching award. In 1998, Peter set up a video production called PC Production and now based in Chicago.
Peter was featured nationally in festivals such as the Jonesboro National Storytelling Festival, Oklahoma City Winter Tales, Illinois Storytelling Festival, Indiana Hoosier Storytelling Festival, Eugene Oregon Multi-Cultural Festival, and The Deaf Way II and the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Peter was invited to the White House to join the National Book Festival in 2003. Internationally, Peter has worked with Deaf storytellers/poets in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Japan.
Peter lives in Chicago and teaches in ASL-English Interpretation Department at Columbia College. He loves to tell stories to his son.
Crom Saunders grew up in Northern California, and graduated from California State University, Sacramentowith a M.A. in Creative Writing. In addition to several appearances in full productions, improv events, The Encyclopedia Show, and performing with the ASL Comedy Tour circuit, Crom has his own one-man show, “Cromania!”, which tours internationally, featuring skits incorporating over 40 different characters, comedy, improv, and storytelling, often in American Sign Language, but also in other sign languages. Crom also has interpreted dozens of plays, from children’s theatre to musicals and has taughtdozens of ASL linguistics and theatrical workshops across the nation. He currently teaches at the ITP program featured at Columbia College, Chicago, and is working on launching a nationally touring ASL Improv show. Crom has also been gaining recognition online with his Clogs, his unique vlogs which have been viewed by thousands of people on YouTube and Facebook. Check out some of his work on http://thecromsaunders.com,http://writercrom.blogspot.com, or search “Crom Saunders” on YouTube.
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