Inclusive Programming for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities
Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 1:30 pm
With Kate LoConti Alcocer and Cassie Cameron / Irish Classical Theatre
Irish Classical Theatre Company will present on ways of remaining relevant in the Arts and Cultural sector during the pandemic, as seen with their historic digital production of Sea Marks, as well as identifying this time of change as an opportunity for action. ICTC’s inclusion initiative of 2020 is to provide equal access to the theatre for those identifying as Deaf or Hard of Hearing by providing Captioning and American Sign Language (ASL) services; also to increase public awareness of access for people with hearing loss, moving the general public and Arts Community towards greater inclusion.
Irish Classical Theatre Company
The Irish Classical Theatre Company is a performing arts theatre located in Buffalo, NY at The Andrews Theatre, Western New York’s only true theatre-in-the-round. ICTC’s purpose is to masterfully present the greatest works of dramatic literature: Irish plays, International classics, and modern plays of exceptional merit while notably contributing to the community, and making its programming widely accessible.
Kate LoConti Alcocer
Executive Artistic Director
A native of WNY, Ms. LoConti Alcocer has performed internationally in London, Venezuela, and Spain, nationally, with Chicago’s Goodman Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and NYC’s Classic Stage Company. Locally, Kate is a voice-over artist, and has performed with nearly a dozen theatre companies. Her longest relationship is with Irish Classical Theatre Company, where she began performing twenty years ago. She has garnered the Katharine Cornell Award (After Miss Julie), and the ARTIE for Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outside Mullingar). She debuted as an ICTC director with Hamlet. A graduate from Columbia University’s MFA Acting Program, Kate has worked for over two decades as a theatre educator. Kate recently completed her tenure at Niagara County Community College as Theatre Arts Program Coordinator, before becoming ICTC’s Executive Artistic Director in July 2020. Kate happily resides in WNY with her husband, actor and educator Anthony Alcocer, and son Santiago, their greatest production to date.
Director of Development
Cassie joined the ICTC organization in 2019 and is responsible for planning, implementing, and overseeing a diverse fundraising program that ensures the success and sustainability of the organization. Cassie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Studies from Niagara University.