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The University Magazine

NTID performing arts by the Numbers

500+: The number of students who participate in NTID Theater each year. This includes classes, workshops, tours and productions.

95: Performing Arts students and interns who have gone on to work in professional theater and film, including Broadway, national touring companies, the National Theatre of the Deaf, Garth Fagan Dance, and Deaf West Theatre. Students have also appeared in television commercials and productions.

80: The percentage of NTID Performing Arts students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Theater classes are open to hearing students who also participate as voice actors and stage crew. Many students learn sign language and forge friendships through NTID Theater.

1976: The year Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice’s popular musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was performed on the NTID stage. It was the American premiere of the musical.

200+: Plays and performances produced by NTID Performing Arts in its 40-year history. Several have won awards, such as the 2002 Off-Off-Broadway Review Award for Excellence for The Emperor Jones.

25: Theater classes offered in acting, stagecraft, sign/mime, dance, theater history and translation.

4,000-7,500: Annual audience members at NTID productions in the past 10 years, not counting touring productions.

9: Number of students who received Performing Arts Scholarships for creativity last year.