Popular Deaf Storyteller Performing at Schoharie Crossing


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Peter Cook Internationally known deaf performance artist Peter Cook will be at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site on Sunday, August 13 at 6 pm.

His performance entitled, “A Feast for Your Eyes: ASL Storytelling” will take place outdoors in front of the Schoharie Crossing Visitor Center, or indoors in case of rain. The event is free.

Peter Cook is an artist whose work incorporates American Sign Language, pantomime, storytelling, acting and movement. He performs with his entire body using sign language as an interpreter translates into English.

Cook is the chairperson of ASL-English Interpretation at Columbia College, Chicago. He is the recipient of numerous performance, teaching and academic awards. For 30 years he has traveled the world leading workshops on ASL, poetry, and storytelling.

The Not Just for Kids Storytelling series continues throughout August and into September.  The following artists will be part of the series: Michael Reno Harrell, Aug. 20, Joe Bruchac, Aug. 27 and Becky Holder, Sept. 10.

Saratoga Arts made this program possible with a Community Arts Grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The program is also supported by Stewart’s Shops, L’Ultimo Restaurant, MaryJane’s Market, the Garden Bug and Karen’s Produce.

For more information about these events and more, call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, or email SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov.

Photo: Peter Cook, courtesy Columbia College, Chicago.

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