StreetLeverage is excited to announce its partnership with the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) to open the Friday night, May 2nd, session of StreetLeverage – Live 2014 to the broader Austin Deaf and Interpreter Communities. StreetLeverage and TSD will be hosting ASL Slam with Douglas Ridloff in the historic TSD R.L. Davis Auditorium at 7:30p. ASL Slam is a night of fun and improvisation that will liberate the closeted ASL storyteller, rapper, poet, and/or comedian in all of us. Bring your piggy-banks! StreetLeverage will be encouraging and collecting donations to raise money for the TSD Drama Dept.
Ridloff is the curator of ASL SLAM, a monthly ASL poetry/storytelling event. While the event operates on an “open-stage” basis, Ridloff adds to the event by curating a lineup of Deaf ASL artists, both national and international. This cultural celebration has led to the creation of S4nses, a production company that aims to create a permanent collection of the visual vernacular. Productions include ASL Knock Out and Hot Deafrobics with Fiona.
Ridloff lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.