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Monique “MoMo” Holt

Monique Holt is an actress, director, translator, storyteller and acting instructor. Her specialty is translating and performing Shakespeare in American Sign Language (ASL.) Directing credits for film include Always a Bridesmaid? (Feeney/Holt Film Productions); Grisha by Ben Stamper (Russian Sign Language and French Sign Language.) Directing credits for stage include Titus (visual gestural communication without using spoken English nor signed ASL), Movement of the Soul: Story of Laurent Clerc and Thomas Gallaudet, (American Sign Language, French Sign Language, Methodological Sign Language), The Mystery of Irma Vep Cloud 9, Urinetown, the Musical, The Dea/hood Monologues, UNcontentED Love and desiREgret. Monique served as the Director of Artistic Sign Language at the prestigious Oregon Shakespeare Festival for Cymbeline, The Heart Of Robin Hood, Richard Ill, Into The Woods, The Merry Wives Of Windsor and the Odyssey. Acting credits include Richard Ill at Shakespeare in the Park in New York, I Was Most Alive With You by Craig Lucas. Monique served as the script consultant for Skin by Crystal Green and Safe Place With You by Cesar Baquererizo. She is one of co-facilitators for Theatre Communications Group for 2016-2018. She holds a BFA in Acting from TSOA/NYU and a MFA in Theatre from Towson University.

Hilari Scarl

Hilari is an award-winning writer/director/producer chosen by Steven Spielberg out of 12,000 filmmakers to appear his television show ON THE LOT. Her first feature film SEE WHAT I’M SAYING: THE DEAF ENTERTAINERS DOCUMENTARY received Critics’ Pick in the New York Times, dozens of awards and was screened in 800 cities in 19 countries. Hilari consulted for Amazon Studios on SOUND OF METAL, winning Variety’s Social Impact Marketing Award. Hilari became fluent in American Sign Language after total immersion on tour with the National Theater of the Deaf. She is the founder of The Young Players Ensemble working with teens in communities around the world to create original theater productions based on their lives. She has lead workshops and panels for Universal Studios, Walt Disney Imagineering, the Sundance Art House Convergence and Women in Film. She was a participant in the PGA’s Power of Diversity Workshop, a board member of the Alliance of Women Directors and has consulted for Google, Anheiser-Busch, Nike and Sprint. Hilari taught screenwriting for three months in Beijing for Relativity and was hired to write an original feature film for a Deaf actor in India.