ANITA SMALL

Cross-Cultural Consultant

Biography

SOULPEPPER 2019: August: Osage County.

FOR SOULPEPPER: Cross-Cultural Consultant: The Royale, Idomeneus, Innocence Lost.

OTHER THEATRE: Stratford, Opera Atelier, Theatre Passe Muraille & Cahoots Cross-Cultural Consultant, engaging Deaf performing artists and audiences.

OTHER: Director, Cross Cultural Development and Research. Founder/Owner of Small Language Connections; Co-Founder and past Co-Director of the DEAF CULTURE CENTRE, Canada. Dr. Small, sociolinguist/educator/researcher, works with theatres, museums and educational institutions engaging diverse communities. THEATRE CREDITS: Stratford, Soulpepper, Opera Atelier, Theatre Passe Muraille & Cahoots. Co-producer deafplanet.com TV series/website (United Nations World Summit Award). She has obtained over eleven million dollars in innovative cultural program grants and mentored/co-authored the Canada Council for the Arts grants for The Black Drum production, mentorship and touring. Cross-appointed to Hogeschool Utrecht University, Netherlands researching Deaf performing arts, she is author, Deaf Artists and Theatres Toolkit (DATT), content manager and co-author of numerous Signed Music research publications and documentary. She has provided cultural mediation and training for 30 years and is recipient of the Kathy Dolby Award, singular national award from the Canadian Deaf community given to a hearing individual.

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