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“DEAF WEST THEATRE” PROGRAM

WHAT Theatre company where productions are presented in both American Sign Language and spoken English for both deaf and hearing audiences.
WHYSo that deaf audiences can enjoy professional theater in American Sign Language and hearing audiences may enjoy productions in spoken English as well as Sign Language.
WHERE Deaf West Theatre.
Los Angeles Area.
North Hollywood, California, USA.


Program Description


"In 'Deaf West Theater' productions, spoken English and American Sign Language (ASL) are interwoven for both hearing and deaf cultures into a 'third language' creating a unique theatrical event. The seamless ballet of signing, movement, and spoken or sung English that emerges, makes great works of theater fully accessible for deaf and hard of hearing individuals.
Behind the scenes, there are professional deaf and hearing actors, directors, designers and technicians."

-deafwest.org

"Deaf West Theater" is recognized as the premier sign language theater in the United States producing plays and musicals ranging from contemporary masterpieces and original works all the way to the classics.

"Deaf West Theater" has won several theater awards, been nominated for a Tony Award and performed on Broadway.

Theater professionals from the hearing world work with deaf and hard of hearing actors. The company offers an annual season of productions and a professional training program for deaf and hard of hearing artists along with educational theater outreach workshops in schools.

Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Weingart Foundation and the S. Mark Taper Foundation. source:deafwest.org

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