Spring Awakening Gets the Broadway Backstory Treatment

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Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening is the subject of an hour-long episode of Broadway Backstory, a podcast hosted by theatre aficionado and author, Patrick Hinds.  One year after the closing of the groundbreaking Broadway run of Spring Awakening, Hinds weaves together details from several interviews to offer a unique look into the development of the […]

I Am Proud!

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TerpTheatre alumnus, Daniel Durant, currently stars in Deaf West Theatre’s Broadway revival of Spring Awakening. The production — and it’s cast — are getting well-deserved attention for their efforts. In a recent Q &A with The New York Times, Durant reflects on being Deaf … and being raised by two Moms. “Being raised by two moms […]

Spring Awakening Going to Broadway!

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Spring Awakening Previews: Sept 8 – 26, 2015 Performances: Sept 27, 2015 – Jan 9, 2016 The Brooks Atkinson Theatre 256 W 47th St New York, NY 10036 Click to View Article Why I’m Producing SA on Broadway Radically Reconceived Broadway SA … EW: SA Returns … In Sign Language See Video of Moving Re-Invention […]

Daniel Durant Celebrates Award and Off-Broadway Debut of Spring Awakening

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Daniel Durant has a lot to celebrate. LA’s Best Male Actor In A Musical Visitors to BroadwayWorld.com have crowned Durant LA’s 2014 Best Male Leading Actor in a Musical (local production) for his role in Deaf West Theatre’s production of Spring Awakening – the first such award for a Deaf actor in a musical. Durant earned 21% of […]

Spring Coming To Deaf West – Give ‘Em A Kick!

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Deaf West Theatre has announced its next production, Spring Awakening, and has launched a Kickstarter Campaign to raise $25,000 in financial support. The production brings together an impressive creative team and huge cast of twenty three Deaf and hearing actors – including Daniel Durant who starred in the TerpTheatre/Oakland University 2012 production of Police Deaf Near Far […]

Poster Image of "Flowers For Algernon" at Deaf West Theatre

Flowers For Algernon

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Poignant, funny and thought-provoking, Flowers for Algernon is the story of Charlie Gordon, a willing subject of an extraordinary experiment, and the strange interweaving of his life with Algernon, a mouse whose intelligence has been increased threefold by a daring new procedure.

Putting It Together: ASL and Voice Actors Bring Lines To Life

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Essentially, Police Deaf Near Far is a bi-lingual, bi-modal play.  All lines performed in American Sign Language – a visual/spatial language – are also performed in spoken English by voice actors assigned to specific characters.  All lines performed in spoken English are performed by TerpTheatre’s shadow interpreters. The result is a merging of sight and […]

Translating Roberta

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Anna Wyatt and Gillian Cooper will be acting the role of Roberta for Police Deaf Near Far. We took an opportunity to sit down with them last week, just before Daniel Durant and Garrett Zuercher arrived, and talk to them about learning sign language for the show. During the pre-production planning period for Police Deaf […]

Actors Daniel Durant and Garrett Zuercher Join The Cast!

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September 9 & 10, 2012 Finally!  The cast of Police Deaf Near Far is complete.  On Sunday, professional Deaf actors, Daniel Durant and Garrett Zuercher arrived in Detroit.  Daniel flew in from Los Angels, and Garrett flew in from New York City.  After dinner with the director of the production – Karen Sheridan – and […]