FARMINGTON — The Mt. Blue Campus American Sign Language students will host the third M.A.D. (Mt. Blue ASL Day) Experience from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 8.

The event will feature students and special guest JJ Jones, a mime.

High school students will perform the first half of the show. They are working on special projects to add to the evening performance. These projects include songs, poems and storytelling acts in ASL, as well as a group performance. The group performance will help educate the community on how ASL is not a universal language by comparing it to four other world sign languages: Arabic, New Zealand, French and Irish.

The students work all year practicing and learning to improve their ASL skills to become more accurate in conveying their own interpretation of the song, poem, or story they choose to perform. The students are in control of the entire student portion of the show, including stage set-up, lighting, curtains, programs, the sound system and master of ceremonies, both in English and ASL.

The event is in the Bjorn Auditorium at Mt. Blue High School. Admission costs $5 at the door.

FMI: www.nad.org/issues/american-sign-language/what-is-asl.


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