RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf Presents “Theatre in the Sky”




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Renowned actor, director and playwright Bernard Bragg will bring his one-man performance, “Theatre in the Sky,” to Panara Theatre at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf for one performance at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2007.

Part of a 10-city national tour benefiting the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), “Theatre in the Sky” is a humorous and warm-hearted look back at Bragg’s experiences traveling the world. Bragg’s former teacher and mentor was Robert Panara, first deaf faculty member at RIT for whom the RIT/NTID theatre is named.

Perhaps best known as the founder of the acclaimed National Theatre of the Deaf, Bragg’s early career began in the 1950s as the first deaf person to ever host a television program. His performances are enjoyed by hearing and deaf audiences alike.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students with ID. A ‘meet the star’ reception, sponsored by New York Relay, will be held in the Dyer Arts Center, across from Panara Theatre, following the performance. Bragg’s performance is sponsored by the National Association of the Deaf, World Federation of the Deaf, DawnSignPress, Sprint Relay and TS Writing Services.

For more information or to order tickets, contact 585-475-6251 or ntidtix@rit.edu.

Editor’s Note: Interviews with Bernard Bragg may be arranged by contacting Jim Orr, NTID Performing Arts Department, at 585-475-6251 or jmo5601@rit.edu.