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

Logo for Ground floor theatre. Three large rectangles stacked onto of each other, each one is smaller than the other. The smallest on top has a grey frame, with white text inside "Ground". The middle has a tan frame with tan text inside "Floor". The bottom is the largest, with a blue frame, and blue text "Theatre".
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Logo: two shapes that look like orange slices. One is orange and one is green. The intersect with each other. Below that is the black text B. Iden Payne Awards.
Logo. An artsy belt buckle shaped logo that has a black background and a teal trim. Inside the logo has the text ATX Theatre. The ATX is large and teal. Theatre is smaller and white. Above and below the text is a teal star that has a single light blue line on its right and left.

Deaf Austin Theatre is a proud affiliate of ATX Theatre, uniting Austin theatre makers and audiences to expand Austin’s economic and cultural vitality, cultivate access to live theatre, and foster community.


DAT & GFT are excited to announce our upcoming production of The Last Five Years!
All productions are pay what you can and all performances will be in ASL and English.
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Check out DAT’s Production Manager, @sandy21mae!!!


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