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September 6, 2005

'TOYS THEATER' to 'Enchant' in Albuquerque on Saturday, September 17th

From: TOYS Theater - Sep 6, 2005

For Immediate Release
xeAxe International & TOYS Theater
P.O. Box 245526, Brooklyn, NY 11224 ~
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Contacts:Luke Walker, President, New Mexico Association of the Deaf,
Bram Weiser, Media Relations, (212) 677-0368 (v),


Internationally-renowned Deaf Russian Troupe to Offer its Unique, Interactive Performance Experience to Hundreds More of All Ages and Cultures

NEW YORK (September 6, 2005) - xeAxe International is pleased to announce that TOYS Theater will be making a return visit to The Land of Enchantment with a performance in Albuquerque which is being sponsored by the New Mexico Association of the Deaf (NMAD), so grab the opportunity to get your tickets now for a performance suitable for all ages and cultures!

WHEN: Saturday, September 17th at 7:00 PM

WHERE: KiMo Theater (423 Central Avenue, NW, Albuquerque, NM)

PRICES: $25.00 for adults; $20.00 for students with ID, and for seniors; $15.00 children under 12 years old. Children under the age of 3 years old will receive tickets at no charge.

PLACES OF PURCHASE (cash, check or money order payable to NMAD are accepted; $5.00-per-ticket discount for purchases here by September 15th):
* New Mexico Commission for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Persons (NMCDHH); 2500 Louisiana Blvd., Suite 400; Albuquerque; 505-881-8824 v/tty;
* Community Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD); 10601 Lomas, NE, Suite 112; Albuquerque; 505-255-7636 v/tty;
* New Mexico's Deaf Cultural Center @ COPD; 10601 Lomas, NE, Suite 115; Albuquerque; 505-255-7636 v/tty;; (Ask for Diego Gonzales and/or e-mail him at
* New Mexico School for the Deaf (NMSD); Delgado Hall; 1060 Cerrillos Road; Santa Fe; 505-476-6300 v/tty;

* KiMo Theater box office: 505-768-3544 v
* Ticketmaster: 505-883-7800 v;

* Luke Walker, NMAD President; 305 Villeros Street; Santa Fe, NM 87501-1424;

Mr. Walker said, "The response from New Mexicans after their earlier Santa Fe show was so outstanding that I knew we had to bring them back, this time to Albuquerque, and answer that public demand! We're so thrilled they're coming here in September, and are expecting many of their fans to come out for such a spellbinding show!"

Currently on tour around North America, TOYS Theater's performances are accessible family entertainment, and audience participation is one of their hallmarks. Everyone who comes to this show will be encouraged to interact with the performers during the show, to stay afterward to meet the cast and take pictures.

In addition to performances such as this one, TOYS Theater also often presents workshops in those same communities, enabling area residents to get the complete "TOYS Theater" experience. Please e-mail for more information about scheduling dates for workshops and performances all over America.

TOYS Theater is also looking for volunteers to help with promoting shows in their hometowns. If you are interested, then we'd love to have you on our team! Please either e-mail us at, or meet us online using AIM: TOYStheater or MarinaFanshteyn. Please contact us, also, if you'd like to join the TOYS Theater e-mail list and learn about our upcoming shows as they're announced.

In addition, if a company you know of wants to talk with us about joining our impressive and growing roster of TOYS Theater Sponsors, please e-mail us at

See you in Albuquerque on September 17th!

About TOYS Theater

TOYS Theater is an internationally-acclaimed group that was first formed in 1985 in St. Petersburg (formerly Leningrad), Russia. The ensemble has used mime and gesture stories enhanced by rhythms to delight Deaf and Hearing audiences in such locations as Finland, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, and Poland. They have also performed at the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Convention 2000 in Virginia; the Russian Cultural Centre (affiliated with the Russian Embassy), the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the recent "Deaf Way II" Conference, all in Washington, D.C.; and many other performances around North America as part of their current tour.

The four performers, Vassily Solonitsky, Ludmila Romanovskaya, Alexander Filimonov, and Ilya Goltsov, and the Director, Oleg Golovushkin, who are all Deaf themselves, use the universal language of humor to entertain their audiences and provide glimpses into Russian and Deaf cultures. More information about TOYS Theater is now available at or by sending them an e-mail to

About xeAxe International

xeAxe International, a multi-faceted company, promotes the advancement, transfer and sharing of knowledge among communities around the world-relying primarily on A-to-ZEBRA Programs: A-to-Z Consultation, Education, Business, Recreation and Arts-by providing information that will help increase awareness of cultural uniqueness and diversity. More information about xeAxe International will also be available shortly at their Web site:, which will be relaunched very soon with many exciting new features.

About our Sponsors

The New Mexico Association of the Deaf (NMAD), a non-profit state association operating independently of federal, state, and local governments, serves as an advocate for more than 250,000 deaf and hard-of-hearing people living in New Mexico.

The New Mexico Commission for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Persons (NMCDHH) creates awareness of, and provides advocacy and ensure equal accessibility for Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard-of-Hearing persons in the State of New Mexico. NMCDHH stands committed to advocate for all deaf, deaf-blind, and hard-of-hearing persons equitably, acknowledging the individual's preferred mode of communication and educational methods. They are also committed to promote and maintain highly qualified interpreters throughout the state.

The Community Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD), an agency of Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, is a not-for-profit agency that provides a variety of services to the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities in the Albuquerque area. COPD collaborates with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) to provide vocational and case management services, and run the state-wide interpreter referral program while also providing American Sign Language Classes to the public.

The Deaf Cultural Center (DCC) at COPD (thanks for being our ushers!) is a facility that supports and celebrates the Culture, Language and Arts of the New Mexico Deaf Community. The DCC sponsors Community Meetings, fundraisers, Sign Language classes, and captioned movie nights during the year to benefit and support New Mexico's diverse hearing-loss community.

The New Mexico School for the Deaf (NMSD), established in 1887, is the only land grant school for the Deaf in the country. NMSD provides comprehensive and accessible educational and support services to deaf and hard-of-hearing children between the ages of birth to 22 from all over New Mexico.
Students from New Mexico attend free of charge.

Last, but not least, thanks to The New Mexico Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (NMRID) for providing interpreting services for the evening! We couldn't have done it without any of you!

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