Past Productions

DAT Murder Mystery

Written & Directed by TK Sylvester

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Deaf Austin Theatre switched to producing virtual theatre. We released an original five part weekly murder mystery series about a group of college friends who reunite years later, only to become subject to a murderous revenge plot from someone they had wronged in the past.

All videos are currently on our Youtube Channel!

3 Staged Readings

A virtual play reading featuring three original plays written by Deaf playwrights.

Nothing by Nikolya Sereda
Starring: Sandra Mae Frank, Don Miller, Kalie Kubes

Zoomitis by Raymond Luczak
Starring: JoAnn Benfield, Bellamie Bachleda, Brian Cheslik, Charlie Ainsworth

Civil Engagement by James Caverly
Starring: Heba Toulan, Andrew Daly, Ames Biskupiak

Love, Loss, And What I Wore

Written by Nora & Delia Ephron

Directed by Mallory Malzkuhn & Kalie Kubes

An evening of love, laughter, tears, and strolling down memory lane as we explore the power of clothes. A well-worn old piece of clothing can activate your sense memory with just a touch or the aroma of a familiar scent.

Love, Loss and What I Wore is a collection of monologues and ensemble pieces about women reflecting on memories of favorite clothing items, their mothers, prom dresses, finding the right bra, successful and not so successful marriages, only wearing black, to name a few. This amazing play is based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman.

Deaf Austin Theatre (DAT) and Deaf SHARE are collaborating to produce this one-night fundraiser event to support the operations of Deaf SHARE.

Next to Normal

Music by Tom Kitt
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

Directed by Brian Cheslik & Lisa Scheps

Musical Directors: Adam Roberts & Dr Ellie Jarret Shattles

Choreography by Kelsey Oliver

Next To Normal explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness.

Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling bipolar disorder for 16 years.

Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart.

Deaf Austin Theatre has teamed up with Ground Floor Theatre for this production of Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey’s Pulitzer prize winning show and will be fully deaf inclusive. Each character will be played by 2 cast members – one deaf, one hearing.

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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.

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