FCC Hosts Well-Reputed Deaf Performance Artist Peter S. Cook
The Fresno City College Speakers Forum welcomes Deaf performance artist Peter S. Cook at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 30 in the FCC Theatre. Cook’s works incorporate American Sign Language, pantomime, storytelling, acting and movement. He has traveled extensively around the country and abroad with Flying Words Project to promote ASL Literature and Kenny Lerner since 1986. Cook has appeared in “Live From Off Center” (PBS) and “United States of Poetry” (PBS), both of which were produced by Emmy-award winner Bob Holman.
Cook was born in West Virginia and attended a Pennsylvania school for deaf. He did not learn sign language until he was 19. Cook went to college in New York and later established a theater company, Nature of the Beast. He has an MA in storytelling from East Tennessee State University and a BFA in Graphic Design from Rochester Institute of Technology. Cook is currently the associate chair of professor in the Department of ASL-English Interpretation at Columbia College in Chicago.
Cook’s visual creativity, storytelling and poetry is appealing to both and deaf audiences! The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the Public Information Office at (559) 489-2218 or www.fresnocitycollege.edu.