Metal elevator doors. Photo from inside the elevator. Top Left shows the DAT logo: a black square with a white border. Inside a white bat above the text DAT Deaf Austin Theatre. Top right Text: April 30-May 15, 2021. Center Text: Large White font:  SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL. Bottom left text: Virtual Event. Bottom Right Text: STAY TUNED.

Current theatre Production

DAT Short Play Festival

Join us as we premier six new ten minute plays written by Deaf playwrights from across the US. This virtual event will have a special two night live streamed premier event that includes a Q & A with the writers and directors. After that, each of the six plays will be. available for on-demand streaming.

Monthly

DAT First Fridays

JANUARY: Femme fatale

DAT First 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! 50% of the proceeds for this event will be donated to DEAF Share.
*Voice interpreted for the ASL deprived.

FEBRUARY: DAT After Dark

DAT First 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: Musical March

DAT First Fridays is a monthly event, held virtually on the first Friday of the month, showcasing Deaf artists.

In March, join us for an evening of ASL music, performed by Deaf artists from all over the world.

*Voice interpreted for the ASL deprived.

APRIL: Black Lives Matter

DAT First 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. 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 First 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 First 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. 50% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to a Deaf Queer organization.

*Voice interpreted for the ASL deprived.

JULY: Workshop Theatre

DAT First Fridays is a monthly event, held virtually on the first Friday of the month, showcasing Deaf artists.

In July, DAT will host a virtual workshop of a new project that we are working on. Wanna find out what we are working on? Be sure to come and check it out on the first Friday in July.

*Voice interpreted for the ASL deprived.

AUGUST: Back to school special

DAT First Fridays is a monthly event, held virtually on the first Friday of the month, showcasing Deaf artists.

In August, DAT will prepare for the return back to school. This will feature student performances and a safe place for parents to vent about their kids.

*Voice interpreted for the ASL deprived.

SEPTEMBER: BIPOC Voices

DAT First Fridays is a monthly event, held virtually on the first Friday of the month, showcasing Deaf artists.

In September, DAT will open the floor to amazing BIPOC Deaf artists to perform. 50% of the proceeds from tonights event will be donated to a BIPOC Deaf organization.


*Voice interpreted for the ASL deprived.

OCTOBER: Scary Stories

DAT First 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 First 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. 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 First 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.

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.

ASL Theatre

DAT’s main goal is to provide theatre experiences in ASL that you remember forever.

Workshops

DAT provides workshops for schools, colleges and professional organizations. Some topics include: Acting, Directing, Improv, Theatre Interpreting, Music Interpreting.

Acting Camps

DAT offers structured summer acting camps available for all ages. These can be evening/weekend camps from fall through spring, and weeklong camps in the summer.

Partnerships

DAT is open to partnerships with anyone interested in working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. Contact us and let’s discuss.

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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.

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