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October 31, 2006

Deaf actor Ty Giordano joins ODC/Dance in partnership with DEAF Media

From: ODC/Dance - Oct 31, 2006

Media Advisory: Saturday, November 25, 2 pm

Media contact: Shannon Atlas, ODC/Dance
Cell: 650-269-0052;

Who: Deaf actor Ty Giordano (Big River and The Family Stone) joins ODC/Dance in partnership with DEAF Media, as Guest Artist providing an American Sign Language narration of The Velveteen Rabbit

What: Special American Sign Language narrated event for one matinee performance of ODC/Dance’s 20th anniversary production of The Velveteen Rabbit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

When: Saturday, November 25, 2:00 pm

Where: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard at Third Street, San Francisco
$15 for side balcony seats
$30 for side orchestra/balcony center
$40 for center orchestra
Family discounts available

Tickets are only available through the Yerba Buena Box Office (Phone: 415-978-2787) or purchase online at

Group discounts for 10 or more people are available by calling Linda Graham at (415) 346-7805.

About Ty Giordano
One of Hollywood’s most successful deaf actors, Mr. Giordano’s recent major motion pictures include: "A Lot Like Love" with Ashton Kutcher and "The Family Stone" starring Diane Keaton and Sarah Jessica Parker. This summer Mr. Giordano will perform in an American Sign Language narration of Taming of the Shrew by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Boston.

Originally from Connecticut, Tyrone Giordano was born into a deaf family with a hearing brother.  He began his acting career at Arena Stage and Bethesda Academy for the Performing Arts in the D.C. area. After graduating with a degree in English from Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C., Giordano joined the original production of "Big River" at Deaf West Theatre as Huck Finn.  He reprised the role for the subsequent productions of "Big River" that went onto the Mark Taper Forum and at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway.  Giordano was nominated for the 2004 Drama Desk award for Best Actor, and the show won a 2004 Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre.

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