Accessibility at FOLDA 2021

The Festival of Live Digital Art believes in access to content for everyone, and we are committed to providing a variety of access options during the festival, including ASL and Deaf Interpretation, Audio Description and Captioning. In addition to services or content that is accessible to different communities, the festival also includes several accessible events, watch/listen parties, workshops and more. 

For support in booking pay-what-you-can tickets or complimentary accessible tickets email clayton@spiderwebshow.ca

Click here to sign up for FOLDA Access Emails to receive the most up to date access information.

ASL Interpreted Workshops

Livestream 101

The basics of livestreaming performance: equipment, software and planning. 

Live May 26, 2021 – 12:00pm – 1:30pm ET 

Recording available until June 13th, 2021.

ASL Interpretation provided by Deaf Spectrum.

This workshop will be held on Zoom. 

More info 

Contracting in Unprecedented Times

A panel conversation exploring the performing arts sector, creating contracts for work in digital space, and anti-oppressive practices.

Live June 2, 2021 – 6pm – 8pm ET

Recording available until June 13, 2021.

ASL Interpretation provided by Deaf Spectrum.

This workshop will be held in Zoom Webinar.

More Info 

ASL Interpreted Performance

Katharsis

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A love letter to an empty theatre performed by Tracey Nepinak, followed by a live talkback and audience love letters hosted by Adrienne Wong and featuring playwright Yvette Nolan and Director Thomas Morgan Jones.

Live June 9, 2021 – 9:00pm ET 

ASL Interpretation provided by Deaf Spectrum

This ASL Interpreted Performance will be held on Zoom. 

Audio Described Performance Watch/Listen Parties

Join our hosts Christine Malec (Curiosity Club)  and Ashley King (Inside Out Theatre) for the following described performances and discussions:

Speculation¸

Grief, vision loss and silence. The music of Beethoven and John Cage. An immersive story performed by artist and musician Leslie Ting, about her mother’s vision loss and eventual passing. 

Live June 10, 2021 – 7:30pm ET / 6:30 CT / 5:30 MT / 4:30 PT

Frequencies

Best described as one part techno concert, one part autobiographical confessional, audiences are swept into a waking dream with Collier and his keyboards, while exploring his deep connection with family.

Live June 12 – 6:30pm ET / 5:30pm CT / 4:30pm MT / 3:30pm PT

Zoo Motel 

This wildly inventive exploration of the possibilities of live theatre and the magic of cinema explores what connects us, and is broadcast live and online from a small room in a village in South America.

Live June 13 – 6:30pm ET / 5:30pm CT / 4:30pm MT / 3:30pm PT

All watch/listen parties will be held on Zoom. 

Relaxed Performance

Cabin Fever Prototype

Cabin Fever Prototype is composed for an ensemble of voices, domestic sounds and Zoom. Every hour in this durational Prototype performance singers softly share a real pandemic dream collected from around the world, punctuating long dreamlike silences in between.

Download the Visual Story for Cabin Fever for more information.

Captioned Workshops & Artist Talks

All Start Up Workshops and Artist Talks are Live Captioned using Rev Auto-generated Captions, and available on-demand with edited Captions until June 13th. 

More info on the StartUp Workshops

Captioned Performances

Katharsis

A love letter to an empty theatre performed by Tracey Nepinak, followed by a live talkback and audience love letters hosted by Adrienne Wong and featuring playwright Yvette Nolan and Director Thomas Morgan Jones.

Live June 9, 2021 – 9:00pm ET 

Live captions on Zoom by Rev Captions (auto-generated (live talk) and pre-prepared (performance))

Zoo Motel 

This wildly inventive exploration of the possibilities of live theater and the magic of cinema explores what connects us, and is broadcast live and online from a small room in a village in South America.

Live Friday, June 11 at 7:00PM ET

Live Saturday, June 12 at 9:00PM ET

Live Sunday, June 13 at 2:00PM and 7:00PM ET

Live captions on Zoom by Rev Captions (auto-generated)

Caption-Friendly Performance

Good Things to Do

This wondrously immersive experience is a meditation on goodness, generosity, and the struggle to stay tender in a world that asks us to be hard. 

The performance features written content on a screen, with limited audio interface (soundscape of rain, music, water, and a bell to alert you to open your eyes). It is not screen-reader friendly. Participants are also asked to type in some short responses to written questions. 

Live Wednesday, June 9 at 10:00PM EST

Live Thursday, June 10 at 9:00PM EST

Live Friday, June 11 at 8:00PM EST

Live Saturday, June 12 at 2:00PM EST and 10:00PM EST

Live Sunday, June 13 at 4:00PM EST

Financial Accessibility

The Festival of Live Digital Arts believes that art should be experienced by everyone, which is why we keep our ticket pricing low. Performance and workshop tickets start at $5, all in. If this cost is a barrier, we have made 5% of our admissions free to members of the Deaf, disabled or Mad communities. If you identify as being from one of these communities, and need complimentary access, you can request tickets to our accessible performances or events.

Note: We will collect some demographic information from you in exchange for the accessible ticket, to support further programming development and future fundraising efforts to keep Folda financially accessible. 

Click here to request an Accessible Ticket to FOLDA 2021 please complete this form at least 12-hours prior to the event. 

Accessible FOLDA is brought to you by Spiderwebshow Performance in association with Electric Company Theatre.