The youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar, Matlin’s acting career recently achieved another milestone as her 2021 film CODA swept every category it was nominated in at the 2022 Academy Awards. A longtime advocate for deaf rights, Matlin continues to break down barriers for herself and others through her acting, awareness, and writing. As she has so aptly stated, “The only thing I can’t do is hear. The rest is there for the taking.”
Richard Costes will join Marlee in conversation. A deaf artist of color, Costes has worked as a director, playwright, and accessibility consultant throughout Chicago. He is a 2019 recipient of a 3Arts award for his work throughout the city. He was a member of the 2019 Deaf Theatre Action Planning Session, and is a member of DisabilityLead, the 3Arts Artist Council, and currently sits on the board of the National Theatre of the Deaf.
This program will be offered in ASL and translated through an interpreter.
This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
Additional funding provided by the Downers Grove Public Library Foundation. DGPLF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing extraordinary enhancements to the library beyond traditional expense and taxpayer support.
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