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Telephone Film at Theater for the New City — August 15th at 7 PM

The next screening of the Telephone Film will be taking place IN-PERSON at the Theater for the New City in Manhattan on Tuesday, August 15th at 7 PM  (Eastern Time)

As a member of the wider Dark Room Ballet community, we would like to invite you to this IN-PERSON screening hosted by the Theater for the New City, which describes the event as follows:

Telephone Film is a disability arts film project bringing awareness to audio description for dance, an art form that allows blind and visually impaired people to be fully included in the joy of artistic expression.

Telephone showcases audio description as an art form in its own right, while also providing an immersive sensory experience for audience members of all sight levels. 

The screendance documentary is the first of its kind, featuring diverse disabled and non-disabled artists who have come together to prove that: dance is visceral, not merely visual.

Join us at Theater for the New City to experience the forty-five minute film, followed by a talkback with the co-directors, Dark Room Ballet Founder Krishna Washburn (who will join virtually) and choreographer/filmmaker Heather Shaw.

Both co-directors will answer your questions and share about the filmmaking process, the future of anti-ableism in the arts, and more!

The film includes audio description, American Sign Language and open captions. ASL Interpretation will also be included in the Q & A portion of the event.

To attend this IN-PERSON film screening:

Tickets are $20 each (plus a $3 convenience fee)

Once you purchase a ticket online, you will receive a confirmation from the Theater for the New City, as well as access to the Telephone FilmGoer Guide online.

Buy tickets at the link:

Please note:

  • This event will begin at 7:00 PM (Eastern/New York Time) in-person at Theater for the New City in Manhattan.

  • If you need accessibility assistance with ticket purchases, let us know and we will do our best to help.

    • For other questions regarding the event or the Theater for the New City, contact them directly by phone at: (212) 254-1109

  • If you cannot attend this screening, there will be future screening events that you will be able to join! 

More information on future screenings will be available in the coming weeks and months, and we will keep you updated as it becomes available.

Thanks for your support of Dark Room Ballet and the Telephone Film!