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March 20, 2003

5/10 Thomas K. Holcomb In Performance at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF

From: D.E.A.F. Media, Inc. - 20 Mar 2003

In Association With The Yerba Buena Center For The Arts

D.E.A.F. Media, Inc. Presents


A comic evening with...THOMAS K. HOLCOMB (see more about the performer below)

This one man show is performed in American Sign Language with voice

WHEN: Saturday, May 10, 2003 8 p.m.

WHERE: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - Forum
701 Mission Street
San Francisco (E-A-S-Y BART access)

TICKETS: $14. General/ $10.00 Seniors, Students, Center Members

Tickets may be purchased in advance. Ticket office hours for walk-up
sales: Tues. - Sun. 11 - 6. Phone sales daily 11 - 6; $3.00 service
charge per order (regardless of number of tickets) To charge by phone (415)
978-2787 voice or via CRS; By Fax: 415.978.5210, 24 hours a day. No service
fees for tickets purchased in person.

Further info:
Yerba Buena Center (415) 978-2787 voice or or
D.E.A.F. Media, Inc. (510) 841-0165 TTY, (510) 841-0163 voice or

LOCATION/TRANSPORTATION: The center is just 4 blocks from Union Square. It
is a short walk from the BART/Muni POWELL and MONTGOMERY stations. The
Center is close to Moscone Convention Center. It is on Third St. between
Mission and Howard. (in the same block as the Sony Metreon).

There are several garages and lots in the area for parking. The largest
one is the Downtown 5th and Mission Garage which is close by. (between 4th
and 5th along Mission St)

THOMAS K. HOLCOMB is well known for his dynamic presentation style which he
uses to bring together deaf and hearing cultures. His most recent
production, a videotape entitled "See What I Mean: Differences between Deaf
and Hearing Cultures," has received widespread acclaim for its humorous yet
effective portrayal of the deaf experience. In addition, his book, "Deaf
Culture, Our Way" (co-authored with his brother Sam and father, the late
Roy Holcomb), illustrates the unique experiences of deaf people living in
the mainstream. This mosaic of life in the Deaf community is considered a
classic in Deaf literature.

He was recently honored with the Stephen M. Ryan Teacher of the Year Award
from the American Sign Language Teacher Association and was recognized by
DCARA with CEO's Award of Appreciation for his contributions to the deaf
community in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dr. Holcomb is a professor at Ohlone College in the Deaf Center where he
teaches courses related to Deaf Culture. He has also taught at San Jose
State University and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the
Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York.


D.E.A.F. Media, Inc., 2600 Tenth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

What is D.E.A.F. Media, Inc.?
D.E.A.F. Media, Inc. was established in 1974 as a Deaf arts and education
non-profit corporation dedicated to the advocacy and development of
cultural, educational and professional opportunities for the Deaf
community. And, through the arts, D.E.A.F. Media promotes the awareness
and acceptance of Deaf people by the general public. These goals are
accomplished with a commitment to excellence through Deaf centered cultural
events, school projects, television, and community partnerships with Bay
Area cultural institutions. D.E.A.F. Media also provides information and
referral, consultancy and technical assistance in the field of deafness,
particularly with regard to the arts and communication.