BINGO! Humor and communication to highlight Jan. 11 event

Portraits of program participants by photographer Brian Tietz will be on display at fundraiser to benefit the Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - Dec. 11, 2019 - PRLog -- The challenges and triumphs of deaf culture will be the subject of a comedy performance by Selena Minogue and Casavina, two drag queens who make up the deaf duo Deafies in Drag, at an event to be held Jan. 11, 2020 in Fort Myers.

In addition to nearly a quarter of a million social media followers, the duo takes their acclaimed comedy sketch show around the world to address deaf struggles, language barriers and deaf life. All parts of the show will be professionally interpreted for both deaf and hearing patrons to be sure that every individual is successfully accommodated.

Proceeds from the event benefit Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center, which provides a wide range of services to the deaf and hard of hearing community, including education, advocacy and community involvement in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Glades and DeSoto counties.

Portraits of deaf, hard of hearing, children of deaf adults and sign language interpreters making signs that describe their experiences with deaf life will also be on display. The photography was donated by Fort Myers photographer Brian Tietz.

"With this event, we hope to continue building financial support for our mission to improve the quality of life in Southwest Florida for deaf and hard of hearing citizens," said Alicia Miller, executive director of the Sally J. Pimentel Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center.

The event with limited seating, drag queen bingo, a VIP meet-and-greet, and a photo booth is expected to sell out and will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 11, 2020 at the Collaboratory, 2031 Jackson Street in Fort Myers. An after party will be sponsored and hosted at Millennial Brewing Company after the show from 9 to 11 p.m.

All tickets include beer from Millennial Brewing, wine, and food from Glory Days Grill. Individual tickets are $50 for the show, $60 for the show and bingo, and VIP tickets are $70 and include an exclusive meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with Selena and Casavina. To purchase tickets, visit For information on sponsorships, call 239-461-0334 voice phone, 239-247-5821 video phone, or visit

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