In a tribute to the Gallaudet University Dance Company’s 40th Anniversary, Celebration of Deaf Dance is moving testimonial to the achievements of these collegiate dancers. Gil Eastman, a founding member of the company, hosts this celebration, and introduces past and present dancers and directors who reveal the trade secrets of their collective success.
Using symbols and myths drawn from the struggles between the world of the deaf and the world of the hearing, this nonverbal, gestural play fascinates audiences regardless of their knowledge of deafness or sign language. An original production of the Gallaudet Theater Arts Department.
A group of young elementary students question Bernard Bragg about his life and work. Together, they attempt mime.
This three-act play takes place in a typical Deaf club that can be found in any American city. Deaf clubs are the principal meeting places and forums of Deaf people and, in most cases, are the only places where Deaf people can socialize. The play’s characters are representative of the people one meets at the average club.
A drama in three acts about a deaf-blind man, living on his own for the first time, and his relationships with his hearing mother and a young woman. Adapted from Butterflies are Free by Leonard Gershe.
A series of skits examining various aspects of being deaf and shows how creative signing can be.
Adapted from the play by Bernard Bragg. The story of the growing relationship of two deaf people, one from a primarily oral background and the other from a sign language background.
Provides entertaining insights into the world of the deaf through skits, a circus side show and a sign language sing-along performed by the National Theater of the Deaf.