(Re)casting Shakespeare in Canada: A Symposium “Intersectional approaches to staging Shakespeare” - School of the Arts, Media, Performance, and DesignYork University
Toronto, ON
(April 2023)
All Together Now: Creating Access in TYAASSITEJ Canada
(February 2023)
Deaf Arts, Activism and Inclusion PanelistRice and Beans Theatre
(February 2023)
“The Future of Activism in the Arts - Nordic Talks Harbourfront Centre Toronto, Ontario
(November 2022)
“From the audience to the stage: Theater opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing children” Digital webinar PresenterTeater Manu
Stiftelsen Dam project
(March 2022)
“Adapting Shakespeare” - one of the panel guests for the Digital Meighen ForumStratford’s STRATFEST@HOME
(August 2021)
“The Importance of Intersectionality in Theatre and Beyond” zoom interviewIntermission Magazine
Toronto, Ontario
(July 2021)
“Invincible” Guest Speaker for E.C. Drury School for the Deaf Class of 2021 virtual graduationMilton, Ontario
(June 2021)
“Total Communication versus Bilingual Education” - zoom presenter for Lithuanian Educational Centre for the Deaf and Hard of HearingVilnius, Lithuania
(May 2021)
“My work as a Deaf artist and Intersectionality” - zoom presenterEuropean Deaf Drama Camp II
(January 2021)
“Yale Drama Guest Lecture: Hamlet” - zoom meeting with Nicole Brewer’s drama group DRAM 633 01 (FA20)Anti-Racist Theatre
(December 2020)
“Gallaudet University Theatre - Deaf Artists Backstage: Dawn Jani Birley" - recorded live interview on zoomGallaudet University
(October 2020)
“Ask an ASL Actor” panelist - live and interactive panel on the eBoss Canada Facebook page hosted by Kerry-Lee Finkle and Marla MannToronto, Ontario
(May 2020)
“My life work as a professional Deaf actor tackling intersectional theatre.” Special guest for a pilot program by the Deaf Association of Slovenia - hosted live via ZOOM bridged to Facebook for the international public that was interpreted into 13 different sign languagesLjubljana, Slovenia (May 2020)
The sign language from the perspective of Deafhood and the challenges in pedagogy.” - 2nd International Day of the Mother Tongue - AGFH Kiel e.V.Kiel, Germany
(February 2020)
"All About Languages” lecturer - Finlandssvenska Interpreting AssociationHelsinki, Finland
(October 2019)
Master of Ceremony with John Maucere for Clin d’Oeil Festival’s opening and closing ceremoniesReims, France
(July 2019)
School visit at the Woodroffe High School Deaf Program on behalf of Prince HamletOttawa, Canada
(March 2019)
School visit at the Northern Secondary School Deaf Program on behalf of Prince HamletToronto, Canada
(February 2019)
Prince Hamlet: In Conversation with Ravi Jain and Dawn Jani Birley” HartHouse Lecture/Talk event in cooperation with Whynot Theatre, CanadianStage, and University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance StudiesToronto, Canada
(February 2019)
"Knowledge is power, but sign language is my superpower…” Keynote Speaker for the Industry Series at the Push15 FestivalVancouver, Canada
(January 2019)
Panelist for the “Critical Ideas: Arts + Access” as a part of Ideas Series events at Push15 FestivalVancouver, Canada
(January 2019)