A night at the improv: “Whose ASL Is It?”

“A Night of Improv With Trix: Whose ASL Is It?’” will be presented Saturday, May 1, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium at Linfield College.

Based on the TV show “Whose line is it anyway?,” the program is staged using American Sign Language (ASL), with no practice, no preparation, using different ideas from the audience, and using people from the audience. Presented by Patricia (Trix) Bruce, the program is free, open to the public and sponsored by the Linfield College ASL Club, Multicultural Programs and the Associated Students of Linfield College. ASL interpreters will be present.

Bruce is from Seattle, Wash., and is known nationwide as both a workshop presenter and an ASL performer. She is popular as a teacher of ASL storytelling and ASL interpretation and impresses audiences at all levels of ASL skill, from novices to fluent experts.

Bruce has been profoundly deaf since she was 6 months old. She went through oral, mainstreaming, deaf classes, and online educational programs. She has been involved in the performing arts since 1980. After completing her college program, she became involved with interpreter training. Her main area of study has been ASL Linguistics with a focus on ASL Performance. She is an approved sponsor for the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Certificate Maintenance Program, and has developed a popular website, www.trixbruce.com.

For more information, contact Sallie Katter, 503-949-1032, skatter@linfield.edu.