"Storytelling: Becoming the Surrogate" Presented Keith Wann

  • 18 Aug 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom (Virtual)


  • Non VRID Member

Registration is closed

Northern Virginia Community College &

VDOE Educational Interpreter Grant provided by Marla Pollack

in conjunction with VRID present

"Storytelling: Becoming the Surrogate"

Presented by Keith Wann

Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2021

Time: 9:00 am-1:00 pm

0.4 RID PS CEUs Sponsored by VRID

Location: ZOOM

Flyer:  8.18.2021 flyer docx.pdf

Cost:  VRID Members - $30.00

          VRID Non-Members - $40.00

          VDOE Grant Participants - $FREE with code

Registration: If you are a grant participant or student you will be asked to obtain a code to register at no cost: mspollack@fcps.edu

Workshop Description: 

Often as educational interpreters the teacher uses storybooks to history books to teach lessons.  As an interpreter we need to make sure we show these stories as they are meant to be in ASL.

Presenter Biographies: Paula Debes Reece, MA, CI/CT

Keith Wann has been performing since 2002, starting with a Sign Language Improv group, and then in 2004 his solo career quickly took off due to several parody music videos going viral.  He semi-retired his live stage comedy show in 2017 to focus on web/studio projects (www.SignItASL.com).

Combining side splitting physical humor, with heartfelt real life stories from his childhood as a hearing child with Deaf parents, has become his comedic trademark among the ASL Community, and is an original breakthrough performing ASL artist who has been featured in several short films with ASL and currently stars in a popular ASL Children's APP called Signed Stories. He has also done several commercials for Pepsi, appeared in High Maintenance, Quantico, Law and Order, and several short films with Deaf Directors and Actors. 

Currently working with JC Films to find Faith inspired stories within the ASL Community.


Paula Debes Reece                  Marla Pollack

703-232-3192                         571-982-1504

preece@nvcc.edu                     mspollack@fcps.edu

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