Sign Fest

“Sign Fest 2024”

February 28-March 1, 2024

The eighth annual Sign Fest will be held on the campus of Casper College from February 28 – March 1, 2024. Over 230 students from Casper College, Kelly Walsh, Natrona County High School, and Dean Morgan Middle School will participate using ASL and immersing themselves in deafness and its’ culture.

There are also three community events which you are invited to attend.


2024 Schedule


“Fear, Funny, None – A Journey of Art, Humor, and Identity”
with Matt Daigle
Wednesday, February 28th – 6:30 p.m.
Gateway Building – Room 225.

Matt Daigle, our Sign Fest 2024 featured artist, will be speaking of his journey as an artist who is both deaf and blind. Born Deaf and raised in a hearing family, Matt went through a mainstreamed education winding up with a BA (Cum Laude) in Advertising Design from Northern State University. Cartoons are only a portion of Matt’s artistic endeavors. He also works as an illustrator (children’s books) and a graphic designer. This presentation is free and open to all. An interpreter will be provided for our hearing guests.


“That Deaf Guy-Make and Take Workshop”
with Matt Daigle
Friday, March 1, 2024 – 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
Visual Arts Building – Room 104

Participants will be lead through several cartooning techniques and create their own art with Matt’s direction. All of the materials for this workshop will be provided free of charge thanks to a generous grant from the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). Reservations are requested for this workshop and can be made by contacting Gail Schenfisch, at . This presentation is free and open to the all. An interpreter will be provided for our hearing guests.

RSVP requested so we have enough materials for all.


“Visual Vernacular in Wyoming”
with VV Underground
Friday, March 1, 2024 – 6:30 p.m.
Wheeler Auditorium- Music Building

Casper College Sign Fest 2024 will feature a dynamic group of 3 nationally recognized deaf educator/performers. VV Underground consisting of Justin Perez, Joel Ortiz and Lisa McBee will perform with visual vernacular which is a unique physical theater technique, with elements of poetry and mime, primarily performed by deaf artists. This event is free and open to the public. An interpreter will be provided for our hearing guests.


Sign Fest is an annual event sponsored by the Casper College Foundation, the Board of Cooperative Educational Services, the Natrona County Recreation Joint Powers Board, and Casper College Activities. For more information about Sign Fest or the ASL Studies degree at Casper College, please contact Gail Schenfisch,< or (307) 268-2588.

Learning a new language affords students the opportunity to know there is more in the world than what they see in their own backyard. Language acquisition helps students to become global citizens and be more compassionate toward their fellow human beings.