The Deaf Movement and Musical Theater

The Deaf Movement and Musical Theater

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The Deaf Movement and Musical Theater - A Special Panel presented by The 5th Avenue Theatre and The Seattle Public Library featuring Joshua Castille (Quasimodo), Ryan Schlecht (ASL Master), and Deaf Spotlight. Since its invention, American musical theater has been defined by the penchant of its characters to express themselves through song and singing. Yet since the 2004 production of Big River on Broadway, deaf actors and the use of American Sign Language have found an increasingly significant place in the world of musical theater. How did these two seemingly exclusive worlds come together? And what does this intersection have to teach us about the nature of music, language, theater, and storytelling?
Join us for a discussion featuring local artists, arts advocates, and performers involved in The 5th Avenue Theatre's upcoming production of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame.'
Publisher: Seattle : The Seattle Public Library, 2018
Branch Call Number: SPL PODCAST
Characteristics: 1 audio file (1:05:48) : digital, mp3 (64 kbps)
audio file,MP3,30.15MB,64 kbps,rda


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ACT’s production of ROMEO + JULIET is American Sign Language (ASL) integrated and features deaf actors, including Joshua Castille as Romeo. This podcast recording of an event at The Seattle Public Library includes Castille and others in a panel discussion on deaf actors and the use of American Si... Read More »

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