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September 7, 2005

An exciting event in Tucson, AZ

From: SWC of ASL Studies - Sep 7, 2005

SOUTHWEST CENTER OF ASL STUDIES is excited to announce a fun evening of entertainment on October 22, 2005.
The John "Leno" Maucere Show in Tucson, Arizona

When: Saturday, October 22, 2005 at 7 pm

Where: Berger Performing Arts Center- PAC

Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

1200 W. Speedway Blvd - West Parking

Prices: $15.00 per adult

$12.00 per student with I.D. and children

At the Door $20.00

Tickets can be purchased with a money order made payable to SWC of ASL Studies. Send to P.O. Box 12184, Tucson, AZ 85732. Your tickets will be held at the door if we receive your money order by Thursday, Oct 20th. Tickets can also be purchased at PCC West ASL lab, or from Kathy and Lisa. For more ticket informatin contact Lisa or Kathy.

10 percent of all proceeds will be donated to Deaf Community victims of Hurricane Katrina

Contacts: Kathy Fraychineaud at

Lisa Furr at

We will respond to your questions about tickets and show information. You may also check the website,

Sponsored by: Southwest Center of ASL Studies and Community Outreach Program for the Deaf

John Maucere is the title star of the newly created performance, The John "Leno" Maucere Show, a DEAFYWOOD spin-off. A Hollywood native, John graduated from California School for the Deaf, Riverside and attended Gallaudet where he was one of the rally leaders who led Gallaudet through the 1988 DPN Movement. His performance was recognized in the published book titled "The Week the World Heard About Gallaudet." This sparked his lifelong passion for inspiring and believing that deaf people can do anything.

John broke through Hollywood stereotypes and became the first deaf actor in ABC's Talent Development Program attended by the likes of Tom Hanks and Arsenio Hall. From there, John appeared on several television series, most notably in NBC's "Law and Order" and "Brand New Life," USA Network's "Pacific Blue," ABC's "Parker Kane," and in the new show "10-8."

In 1991, John appeared on the cover of DEAF LIFE magazine recognizing his efforts in the entertainment industry. He toured with the National Theatre of the Deaf from 1992-1994, starring in OPHELIA as King Claus. In 1994, John returned to Hollywood, and was seen on stage in Deaf West's OF MICE AND MEN. During that time, he returned to school, this time at California State University, Northridge where he graduated with honors in 1995 with a BA degree in Deaf Studies.

John was awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Fine Arts by the National Center on Deafness for his extraordinary contribution to the theatric arts. In 1996, John founded DEAFYWOOD Production Company, in which DEAFYWOOD performed in over 29 states, delivering inspiring messages to the deaf and hearing community on the importance of preserving deaf culture, language, folklore and heritage.

In 2001, John became the creator of "A World of Our Own", a film production of DEAFYWOOD, in which John starred along with Bernard Bragg. "A World of Our Own" has been shown at film festivals, most recently at the Chicago Institute for the Moving Image (CIMI) Festival and at Deaf Way II.

Currently, John is performing his one-man stand up comedy at local clubs such as HA HA Café in Hollywood, and at the famed Ice House in Pasadena. John is also being seen in Dawn Sign Press' Number Signs and the newly released Signing Naturally III videos.