Chris Dodd

Chris Dodd

Location: Edmonton, AB
Method of contact: [email protected]
Rates: Sliding scale, please email for quote.
Available work methods: In-person, remote
Language: American Sign Language, English

Chris Dodd is an Edmonton based Deaf performing artist, playwright, accessibility advocate and Governor General Innovation Award finalist. He is the founder and artistic director of SOUND OFF, Canada’s national theatre festival dedicated to the Deaf performing arts. He has an excellent understanding of the challenges faced by those with disabilities and he has worked for the University of Alberta for more than 20 years as an Adaptive Technologist, helping individuals with wide range of disabilities solve their challenges through technology. He works across Canada as a consultant for accessibility and Deaf and Disability Arts. Chris holds a degree from the University of Alberta’s Drama program. He is the recipient of the Guy Laliberté Prize for innovation and creative leadership by the Canada Council of the Arts.

Areas of expertise (as it relates to RP):

  • Relaxing performances
  • Accommodations for Deaf audiences and performers
  • Interpreting services
  • Accessibility consultation

Services provided (as it relates to RP):

  • Relaxed performance training
  • Event accessibility training
  • Inclusion for Deaf audiences and artists
  • Accessibility Consultation