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DAT 1st Fridays: 

Deaf Queer Voices

DAT First Fridays is a monthly event, held virtually on the first Friday of the month, showcasing Deaf artists.

In celebration of Gay Pride, DAT will be hosting a virtual showcase on the first Friday of June that will highlight Deaf Queer performers. 50% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Mervin P. O’Bryant Foundation. (http://www.mpofoundation.org)

Hosted by Mervin Primeaux-O’Bryant and Amelia Hensley

*Voice interpreted for the ASL deprived.

Monthly

DAT 1st Fridays

JANUARY: Femme Fatale

DAT 1st Fridays is a monthly event, held virtually on the first Friday of the month, showcasing Deaf artists.

In January, we celebrate the divine woman! Join us for a showcase of some amazingly talented Deaf women! As a part of our Intersectional Voices series, DAT welcomes Deaf artists that include the identity of woman as a part of their intersections. 50% of the proceeds for this event will be donated to DEAF Share.

*Voice interpreted for the ASL deprived.

FEBRUARY: DAT After Dark

DAT 1st Fridays is a monthly event, held virtually on the first Friday of the month, showcasing Deaf artists.

In February, DAT will turn down the lights as we bring out the adult performances like burlesque, adult skits, and adult comedy. Be sure the kids are in bed!

*Voice interpreted for the ASL deprived.

MARCH: Deaf Voices of MENA

DAT 1st Fridays is a monthly event, held virtually on the first Friday of the month, showcasing Deaf artists.

In March, DAT will showcase a celebration of Deaf artists from the Middle East/ North Africa. As a part of our Intersectional Voices series, DAT welcomes Deaf artists that include middle eastern/North African as a part of their intersections. 50% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to a Middle Eastern Deaf organization.

*Voice interpreted for the ASL deprived.

APRIL: Black Deaf Voices

DAT 1st Fridays is a monthly event, held virtually on the first Friday of the month, showcasing Deaf artists.

In April, DAT will showcase a celebration of Black Deaf artists. As a part of our Intersectional Voices series, DAT welcomes Deaf artists that include Black or African-American as a part of their intersections. 50% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to a Black Deaf organization.

*Voice interpreted for the ASL deprived.

MAY: DAT Short Play Festival

DAT 1st Fridays is a monthly event, held virtually on the first Friday of the month, showcasing Deaf artists.

In May, DAT will premier 6 new plays written by Deaf playwrights and directed by Deaf artists.

*Voice interpreted for the ASL deprived.

JUNE: Deaf Queer Voices

DAT 1st Fridays is a monthly event, held virtually on the first Friday of the month, showcasing Deaf artists.

In celebration of Gay Pride, DAT will be hosting a virtual showcase on the first Friday of June that will highlight Deaf Queer performers. As a part of our Intersectional Voices series, DAT welcomes Deaf artists that include any aspect of LGBTQ+ as a part of their intersections. 50% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Mervin P. O'Bryant Foundation.

 

Hosts: Mervin P. O'Bryant and Amelia Hensley

*Voice interpreted for the ASL deprived.

JULY: Deaf AAPI Voices

DAT 1st Fridays is a monthly event, held virtually on the first Friday of the month, showcasing Deaf artists.

In July, DAT will open the floor to amazing Deaf Asian American and Pacific Islander artists to perform. As a part of our Intersectional Voices series, DAT welcomes Deaf artists that include any combination of Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islander as a part of their intersections. 50% of the proceeds from tonights event will be donated to a AAPI/ Deaf AAPI organization.

Organization TBD

Hosted by Monique Holt and Dickie Hearts

*Voice interpreted for the ASL deprived.

AUGUST: Deaf Latine/A/O/X Voices

DAT 1st Fridays is a monthly event, held virtually on the first Friday of the month, showcasing Deaf artists.

In August, DAT will showcase a celebration of Deaf Latine artists. As a part of our Intersectional Voices series, DAT welcomes Deaf artists that include any form of latine/a/o/x as a part of their intersections. 50% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to a Latine Deaf organization.

*Voice interpreted for the ASL deprived.

SEPTEMBER: Deaf Desi Voices

DAT 1st Fridays is a monthly event, held virtually on the first Friday of the month, showcasing Deaf artists.

In September, DAT will showcase a celebration of Deaf Desi artists. As a part of our Intersectional Voices series, DAT welcomes Deaf artists that include Desi as a part of their intersections. 50% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to a Deaf Desi organization.

*Voice interpreted for the ASL deprived.

*Desi, pronounced as “They- See”, is a loose term for the cultures and products of South Asia and their diaspora, derived from the Ancient Sanskrit देश (deśá or deshi), meaning Land or Country. "Desi" countries include Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

OCTOBER: Scary Stories

DAT 1st Fridays is a monthly event, held virtually on the first Friday of the month, showcasing Deaf artists.

In October, DAT will turn up fright night experience as we celebrate Halloween! Join us for a spooky spectacular!

*Voice interpreted for the ASL deprived.

NOVEMBER: Native American Voices

DAT 1st Fridays is a monthly event, held virtually on the first Friday of the month, showcasing Deaf artists.

In November, DAT welcomes Deaf native Americans sharing stories and performances as we celebrate the original Americans. As a part of our Intersectional Voices series, DAT welcomes Deaf artists that include any form of Native American as a part of their intersections. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to a Deaf Native American organization.

*Voice interpreted for the ASL deprived.

DECEMBER: Home for the Holidays

DAT 1st Fridays is a monthly event, held virtually on the first Friday of the month, showcasing Deaf artists.

In December, DAT will put on the fire, break out the eggnog, hang the stockings and deck the halls as we celebrate the holidays in this 50's style black and white holiday variety show!

*Voice interpreted for the ASL deprived.

About DAT

As a non-profit organization, Deaf Austin Theatre’s purpose is to enrich, inspire, educate, create and entertain the Austin community by using American Sign Language (ASL) within all of our theatrical productions that range from classics to new works. We strive to impact our community, our audience members, and to create an accessible stage for all future artists.

ASL Theatre

DAT’s main goal is to provide theatre experiences in ASL that you remember forever.

Workshops

DAT provides workshops for schools, colleges and professional organizations. Some topics include: Acting, Directing, Improv, Theatre Interpreting, Music Interpreting.

Acting Camps

DAT offers structured summer acting camps available for all ages. These can be evening/weekend camps from fall through spring, and weeklong camps in the summer.

Partnerships

DAT is open to partnerships with anyone interested in working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. Contact us and let’s discuss.

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