As more Deaf actors find space onstage, it’s time to make room for the community behind the scenes: as writers, directors, and producers.
The original Orin Dennis from ‘Children of Lesser God,’ the self-starting Merkin had a rich career as a Deaf theatre innovator, mentor, and raconteur.
The festival will partner with Deaf West Theatre and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
The new play ‘Trash’ is part of IRT Theatre’s efforts to make Deaf stories and artists a part of everyday theatrical storytelling and practice.
Readers take issue with 3 articles from the past few months.
A Deaf educator who receives numerous emails from theatre teachers and directors gives advice on best practices for incorporating Deaf actors and ASL.
The actor discusses his career, the challenge of translating Shakespeare into American Sign Language, and his wish for an all-ASL show on Broadway.
The veteran actor, who’s picking up ASL for Craig Lucas’s new play, recalls working with Horton Foote and laments compressed rehearsal time.
With a global sense of movement and a natural ability to fill space, deaf artists strive to become more visible.