Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin will be the featured presenter at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf at 7 p.m. on Dec. 5 in Panara Theatre, Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall, 1 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester as part of the college’s Edmund Lyon Memorial Lectureship Series.
Matlin will present on the topic of addiction and recovery, based on her 2009 book “I’ll Scream Later.” Her talk is one of several events celebrating the 40th anniversary of RIT/NTID’s Substance and Alcohol Intervention Services for the Deaf. A Q&A session will follow Matlin’s remarks.

Matlin won the Academy Award for Best Actress for “Children of a Lesser God” in 1987, and to date is the only deaf performer to have won an Academy Award. She has appeared in many popular television series such as “Dancing with the Stars,” “Switched at Birth,” “Quantico” and “The L Word.”

RIT/NTID’s Substance and Alcohol Intervention Services for the Deaf provides drug and alcohol information, education, prevention, intervention and referral services to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community residing in the Greater Rochester area and to deaf and hard-of-hearing students at RIT/NTID.
Tickets for Matlin’s presentation are $5 and can be purchased through the RIT Box Office. The event is not recommended for children 13 and younger.