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Harold Foxx

RespectAbility Entertainment Professionals Lab, Summer 2021

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Harold Foxx

Harold Foxx is an American theatre, film, television comedian, writer, producer, director, filmmaker, and actor who happens to be Deaf. He launched “The Harold Foxx Show,” an online entertainment brand featuring comedy skits which has gained over 80,000 followers on various social media platforms.

He is best known for his stand-up comedy, which he has performed across the nation in D.C., Maryland, Michigan, St.Louis, Los Angeles, Jamaica, and most notably at Busboys & Poets, the National Black Deaf Advocates conference, Theatre of Note (Hollywood), the National Association of the Deaf, Laugh Factory, and Flappers Comedy Club. Harold has been involved in numerous film, television, and stage productions as “The Actor Whisperer,” “For My Woman,” “Audism Unveiled,” Deaf West Theatre and Pasadena Playhouse’s “Our Town”, Playwrights Horizons’ “I Was Most Alive With You” (NYC Off-Broadway Production), National Theatre of the Deaf 2020 Online Playwrights Convening, and He also wrote, produced, directed, and acted in “Smell The Nature” for 2021 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge. Currently, Harold is training with The Groundlings, an improvisation and sketch comedy theatre & school based in Los Angeles.

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After an extensive search and interview process, 30 individuals were invited to participate in RespectAbility’s Summer 2021 Lab for Entertainment Professionals. This 8-week, 24-session virtual summer Lab series for people interested in – and with experience in – development, production and post-production, including careers as writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, animators and other production roles, will take place June 22 – August 12, 2021. Participants include diverse people with physical, cognitive, sensory, mental health and other disabilities. This Lab is a recipient of The Roddenberry Foundation Impact Award. Learn more:

This program, which continues building the talent pipeline of young professionals with disabilities looking to work behind the scenes, is made possible with support by:

  • Platinum Sponsors: Murray/Reese Foundation, The Harnisch Foundation, Pop Culture Collaborative, Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company
  • Gold Sponsors: A&E and Final Draft
  • Silver Sponsors: NBCUniversal and ViacomCBS

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Eric Ascher

Eric Ascher is the Communications Associate for RespectAbility. He is responsible for supporting RespectAbility’s Vice President, Communications in developing and implementing advocacy efforts and communications of various types. Ascher manages RespectAbility’s social media channels, website and emails; organizes and develops webinars; and supervises Communications Fellows.

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