Thursday, October 20, 2016
Incredible Journey of a World Adventurist featuring CJ Jones
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Hors d'Oeuvres, Wine & Dessert Reception
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Presentation in the RSD Auditorium
This event will be presented in American Sign Language with English interpretation and real-time captioning.
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Click here to watch an interview with CJ Jones from 2014.
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Deaf comedian CJ Jones will use his "World Adventurist" stage performance to lift our hearts and encourage us to find joy and humor in unexpected places. His one-man tour de force combines his voice, American Sign Language and mime to explore the peaks and valleys of life through an unforgettable presentation guaranteed to be a hoot!
In addition to being a comedian, CJ is a motivational speaker, actor, writer, producer, musician, and CEO. He is known for his featured role in the 2009 documentary See What I’m Saying, which showed how he and other talented Deaf entertainers overcame great challenges to celebrate success.
He has appeared on numerous TV shows, everything from Cold Case to Sesame Street. In 2001, CJ founded Sign World TV to help broaden the opportunities for Deaf people in entertainment. He recently wrapped up filming "Baby Driver," co-starring with Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Lily James and Kevin Spacey. It will be released worldwide in March, 2017.
CJ’s visit to Rochester will kick-off RSD’s 140th Anniversary Celebration.