Background of various neon colors: Pink, purple, blue with yellow shapes all over. At the top is the DAT logo, a black square with a white frame. inside the frame is a white bat, DAT, Deaf Austin Theatre. Across the top, the text reads Deaf Austin Theatre presents. In the middle, large print DAT FIRST FRIDAYS. Under that it says, every month, a different theme. Join us for monthly virtual entertainment by Deaf Artists from all over! 1st Friday every month 7pm-8:30pm CST. Tickets $20. Across the bottom is a black outline of Downtown Austin with bats flying out.

Monthly Virtual theatre Production

DAT 1st Fridays

Deaf Austin Theatre is proud to release our DAT 1st Fridays series, a monthly variety show held virtually on the first Friday of every month. As a part of our Intersectional Voices series, several months throughout the year will feature Deaf artists from underrepresented and/or marginalized populations. During these months, 50% of ticket sales will be donated to an organization that supports that population.

1st Friday Every Monday @ 7pm CT

Tickets $20

 

Tickets on sale now for June 4th- Deaf Queer Voices!

a teal background with. flowers. a large purple circle that is filled with white. Instead is a shadow outline of a fabulous Mervin in a hat, with his arms crossed looking saucy at the camera. On his shoulder is a heart that is build into the shadow outline of his body. Inside the heart it has the text Mervin P O'Bryant Foundation

50% of the proceeds for June’s Deaf Queer Voices event will be donated to the Mervin P O’Bryant Foundation.

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.

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