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.  

Our Mission

Deaf Austin Theatre creates memorable theatrical experiences through American Sign Language that enrich and mesmerize the Austin community.

Our Vision

Deaf Austin Theatre strives to create a world where theatre is accessible to everyone.

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Core Values


Artistic Excellence

We come together to create an atmosphere that empowers artists to do their finest work. 

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

We firmly believe embracing diversity is the key to keep our work relevant and vital. Everyone’s voice (signs) will be seen and valued. 


We strive to build partnerships to support our industry, our artists, our audiences, and our communities.


We believe that theatre should be accessible to everyone, regardless of your disability and/or ability.


Community Partners

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DAT’s The Interrogation/By the Numbers written by @ajkwailes directed by @AnneTomasetti has been chosen as a TOP 5 FINALISTS in the Broadway on Demand Short Film Festival! It will be streamed on The EMMY Platform!
#DAT #ATXTheatre #DeafAustinTheatre #EmmyOTT #BwayOnDemand


We are proud to be part of this upcoming production of The Laramie Project from @DeafATXTheatre More details to come! https://deafaustintheatre.org/the-laramie-project/

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A whole new Experience

About Us

Deaf Austin Theatre (DAT) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, whose purpose is to enrich, inspire, educate, create and entertain the Austin community by producing live theatre experiences in American Sign Language (ASL), theatre workshops and acting camps.

Support us

Your donation allows Deaf Austin Theatre to provide the community with high quality performances and programs in American Sign Language for all ages.

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We thank you for your support!

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