Communication has always been a bit of a challenge for Patricia Carr, an audiologist at the University of South Florida’s Hearing Clinic who is also hearing impaired.
With masks now being required at indoor businesses in St. Petersburg and Tampa, Carr and others with hearing impairments are dealing with the loss of one of their most valuable tools for nonverbal communication – facial expressions.
If The Catalyst Sessions was a 1980s network TV series, some marketing genius might have tagged Friday’s installment a “Very Special Episode.”
For anyone with an interest in how theater responds to a crisis – in this case the current collective rage over the systemic racism in the United States – David M. Jenkins’ impassioned dialogue was, to use another old prime-time descriptor, “Must-See TV.”
It’s June 20, as in 6-20, and TheStudio@620 is celebrating a birthday today. At exactly 6:20 p.m. (it’s also summer solstice, the longest day of the year).
Because the building (at 620 1st Avenue South) is closed up COVID-tight, executive director Bob Devin Jones is taking the party outside. The “Sweet 16 Celebration” (so named because the community arts space was founded 16 years ago) takes place today in Lassing Park, 14 green acres on the bay at 1402 Beach Drive SE.
It’s all right there in the WorkLodge mission statement: “To create professional, campus environments that inspire, empower, and enable our members to do work that changes not just their lives, but the lives of our local communities and beyond.”