RSD Welcomes Rosa Lee Timm 03/22/13
On Friday, March 22, 2013, Rochester School for the Deaf welcomed Rosa Lee Timm. Her visit to RSD and workshop on "The Art of Storytelling" coincided with the schools'' 4th Annual Patrick A. Graybill Storytelling Festival. Rosa Lee is a deaf performing artist and Art Director of KISSFIST magazine. Rosa Lee currently lives in Worcester, Mass. She was born deaf in 1976 in a small country town in California. She grew up in a very close-knit, religious, bi-racial, Deaf family whose first language was American Sign Language. With the constant support of her family and the Deaf community around her, her deafness created no communication or social barriers to her throughout her childhood. Rosa Lee attended a state school for the Deaf for her high school years and she graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Social Work. It was at the Rochester Institute of Technology where she discovered her love for acting. She founded and acted in an acting troupe named Dangerous Signs. She stars in a one-woman show, "The Rosa Lee Show," that she produces, and she has acted in ASL Films, including "Versa Effect." She is married to musician/interpreter Damon Timm and they have one son. On Thursday, March 21, Rosa Lee was the featured presenter for the Edmund Lyon Memorial Lectureship Series and follow-up workshop on Friday, March 22. Both events were held at Rosa Lee's alma mater RIT. RSD is a co-sponsor of the Edmund Lyon Memorial Lectureship Series.
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