News Release
November 3, 2011


FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT PROF. GEOFFREY SHEEHAN AT 203-332-5270

CULTURE OF THE DEAF FOCUS OF 11/17 HCC PERFORMANCE

BRIDGEPORT – The Culture of the Deaf will be spotlighted Thursday, Nov. 17 when sign language storyteller Eileen Dulen-Jennings makes a two-part appearance at Housatonic Community College.

At 11:30 a.m., Dulen-Jennings will conduct a workshop with HCC Theater Arts students in which she and the students will develop a performance piece. At 6: 30 p.m., the piece developed in the workshop will be performed and Dulen-Jennings will give a solo performance.  Both events will be held in the Performing Arts Center in Lafayette Hall.

The events, which are free and open to the public, are being held as part of the college’s Third Thursday Cultural Celebration series. During most months in the academic year, a performing artist representing a specific culture comes to the college on the third Thursday to develop and perform a piece with Theater Arts students and give a solo performance.  

The college is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1) in downtown Bridgeport, a block from the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard. For more information, contact Prof. Geoffrey Sheehan at 203-332-5270.

Housatonic Community College provides an affordable and accessible education through two-year degrees, transfer preparation, and certificate programs, as well as a wide variety of continuing education and personal/professional enrichment seminars and workshops.  In addition, HCC offers employee and occupational training for businesses, municipalities, government agencies, and professional associations to help develop the educated and skilled workforce required to meet regional business and industry needs.  HCC is nationally recognized as an “Achieving the Dream” institution.  To learn more, visit the college’s website at: www.hcc.commnet.edu <http://www.hcc.commnet.edu> .

HCC is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards off I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1), a block from the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard. Free parking is available in the Housatonic garage.