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Open Stage/ Screen/ Mic

Open Stage/ Screen/ Mic

Performances, offerings, artworks shared by, for us

Our Zooms are unmuted, our mics are open, and our hearts and bodyminds are receptive. We give the floor online and in person to you–to those of us who wish to share, those of us who have been dying to say something, those of us who are dying because we said something–those of us who have been living moment to moment without the audiences and responses and applause and vibes we know are out there. We give the floor to those of us whose community is, at present, a future dream and a past memory. We ask that your offerings be in the spirit of community even as we might be figuring out what that word even means. We know that there is beauty and vulnerability and care in trying something out for the first time–even when you’ve done it before–and we hope that you’ll feel our intentions (and our shared vulnerability!) in trying this whole thing out for the first time with you.

Interested in sharing? Show up online or in person and we will do our best to give you the stage, moving between offerings URL and IRL. Depending upon the number of people wanting to share, time limits may be implemented. Our MC/hosts will help field interest from IRL and URL audiences. Access workers will provide audio and image description, and any description provided by artists is welcome.

Advance open stage/screen/mic submissions are appreciated but not required. Works in by June 16th @5 PM EST will help our Access Teams prepare. So far we have a gorgeous line up featuring short works by Agustine Zegers, Kearra Amaya Gopee, Alx Velozo, and Geelia Ronkina. We’re so excited for more! To add your work to the queue please send audio, visual, textual, or other material with your name and the subject line JUNE 21 OPEN MIC to Or sign up the day of.

If you are in the UK the time for this event is 22:30-23:30 GMT +1


Audio Description

Audio Description is when visual information is described by someone speaking. Sometimes this is provided by a specialist audio describer and sometimes speakers will self-describe for the benefit of anyone unable to see them. Each event may have a slightly different version of Audio Description: For some events, an audio describer will be assigned to […] more

Image Description

Someone will describe images being shown  e.g. photos of an artwork, powerpoint slide image etc.

ASL Interpretation

Interpretation provided in American Sign Language.

Their role is to facilitate effective communication by simultaneously interpreting spoken English into a signed language and vice-versa to ensure all Deaf and hearing parties can understand each other.

An ASL interpreter is fluent in two or more languages and works in real time, usually simultaneously interpreting the language that is both signed and spoken by each party.

Live CART Captioning

Live CART Captions are the verbatim transcription by a captioner of dialogue into text form as it is spoken live. At an in-person event, the text normally appears on a screen beside or behind the speaker.  When provided during online events the live captions appear along the bottom of the screen, or via a separate video channel depending on the type of service used.

If you have any questions or access requests please email



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