Digital: Sorry I Missed Your Show: Brandon Kazen-Maddox

Dec. 8, 2021, 7:00 pm8:30 pm EST

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This event features an ASL interpreted conversation with Brandon Kazen-Maddox and Alexandria Wailes discussing ASL Dance Theatre, working with the Deaf community, the role of a Director of ASL, and the relationship between dance, theater, ASL and music.

ABOUT BRANDON KAZEN-MADDOX

Brandon Kazen-Maddox is a Grandchild of Deaf Adults (GODA) and third-generation native signer of American Sign Language (ASL) who identifies as a Queer, Nonbinary, Black Indigenous Person of Color. Brandon grew up in Washington State and moved to San Francisco, CA, in 2010 to pursue a career as a professional circus acrobat. For 7 years, Brandon honed their circus and dance training through various collaborations in theatre, film and opera. In 2017, Brandon moved to New York City and, in May 2019, graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with an MFA in Dance and New Technology. Brandon currently works as a professional ASL interpreter, choreographer, director and editor both in New York City and remotely. Alongside fellow co-founders and members of Up Until Now Collective, a newly-established non-profit organization focused on radical empathy and inclusion, Brandon collaborates with and provides opportunities for Deaf artists who share a passion for bringing artistic works of ASL Dance Theater to the stage, screen and beyond. Within their commitment to creating work for and with the Deaf community, Brandon also highlights and empowers BIPOC and LGBTQAI+ artists, providing opportunities for artists of all backgrounds and abilities.

ABOUT ALEXANDRIA WAILES

Alexandria Wailes received a 2020 Obie for Sustained Excellence as an Artist and Advocate. Her career spans Broadway, Off Broadway, TV, and film as an actor, director, choreographer, and director of ASL. She works mostly in NYC and LA and has performed internationally in Japan, Senegal, India, Romania, and Sydney, Australia.
Through Sorry I Missed Your Show, our screening and discussion series, diverse artists offer in-depth insight into their creative process.

Through Sorry I Missed Your Show, our screening and discussion series, diverse artists offer in-depth insight into their creative process.

All Fall 2021 Season events will be held online via Zoom. Gibney’s Box Office can be reached via email. For ticketing inquiries or requests, please email Marketing & Audience Services Manager, Kimiko Tanabe, at boxoffice@gibneydance.org.

Gibney encourages people with disabilities to attend online offerings, and we welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible. This event features live ASL interpreters and live captioning. If you have any questions or additional access needs, please email us at constanza@gibneydance.org or call us at 212-677-8560 (voice only) at least 24 hours in advance of the event you plan to attend.

Image Description: Collage of two photos: Photo (left) Brandon Kazen-Maddox, a gender-non conforming, caramel-skinned artist runs their hands through their dark brown locs as they look into the eye of the camera. Brandon has dark brown-hazel eyes with dark, full lashes, pink lips and a goatee. They are dressed in a red, black, gold and plaid turtleneck with long sleeves and are in a studio with white walls and a bright studio light shining behind them into the camera. Brandon’s shadow is cast upon the wall behind them. Photo (right) A light-skinned mixed race woman with dark shoulder-length hair, different colored eyes, bright raspberry colored lipstick in a ruffled dark blue sleeveless top against a grey backdrop.

Photo (left) of Brandon Kazen-Maddox by Travis Magee. Photo (right) of Alexandria Wailes by Jeremy Folmer.