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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.@zachtheatre will partner with @DeafATXTheatre on the production, which will be performed simultaneously in English and American Sign Language https://bit.ly/ASLcinderellaZACH

Having @ArianaDeBose part of the queer community is honestly one of the greatest gifts the universe has ever given us. That opening Tony performance was perfect. #TonyAwards2022

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