Marianne L. Ambrose
Sign Language Entertainer
“Marianne of Waikiki “is a creative dynamic Artist who uses puppetry and American Sign Language to entertain hearing-impaired audiences. She holds a Bachelor of Science BS in Communication Disorders/ Audiology from Central Michigan University and enrolled in the Interpreters Training Program from Lansing Community College. For five years, she was a Case Manager for Deaf and mentally ill adults and taught sign language classes.
In 2007, Marianne moved to Honolulu and developed a unique genre of Sign Language Puppet Theatre Musicals. Her ” Rabbit Acts of Kindness” show brings the important message of non-violence , no bullying and acceptance to the youth of Hawaii. She works with Folkmanis line of puppets which feature her signature ” Da Kind Signing Puppets.” Marianne’s playful nature can awaken the inner child in all ages. She currently offers monthly puppetry events at the Waikiki Aquarium to entertain and educate children and adults about marine life and ocean issues. Her project ” Underwater Acts of Kindness” combines music, puppetry and a powerful story to raise awareness about cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. In addition, the goal of this project is to build a beautiful aquarium as a lasting gift to the children of St. Jude’s Hospital. Marianne has dealt with her own hearing challenge, which resulted from a car accident. She has since recovered and is more passionate than ever about bringing her ” Acts of Kindness” and Divine Messages of PEACE, LOVE , HAPPINESS and THANKS to audiences across the globe.
She lives aboard a sailboat around the Hawaiian Islands where she finds inspiration from the ocean waters that surround her. As a Sign Language interpreter for decades, Marianne donates her services to the Unity Church of Hawaii and to Mr. Scott ( a Deaf healer with his white Pomeranian service dog named ” Woofy”. ( Woofy Service Dog Productions.) She is a Reiki Master, an Angel Intuitive , Metaphysician and Practitioner of Divine Light Transmission through Sukyo Mahikari.