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Luane Haggerty

Principal Lecturer
NTID Department for Performing Arts
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

585-475-7993
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Luane Haggerty

Principal Lecturer
NTID Department for Performing Arts
National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Education

BA, City University of New York at Hunter College; MA, Goddard College; Ph.D., Antioch University

585-475-7993

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Currently Teaching

PRFN-218
1 - 3 Credits
This course applies technical, performing, script analysis, stage management, and other skills to an actual theatrical production. Students contract with a department mentor for responsibilities and the appropriate credit expectations. In addition to production responsibilities, students are expected to complete reading and writing assignments connected to the production. This course is repeatable for credit.
PRFN-111
3 Credits
This course expands students’ understanding of the use of physical space through creative movement strategies. These are supplemented by images, gesture, and sign representation of story elements. Techniques developed from visual theatre practices are studied. Through active participation, students learn the language of movement, mime and visual theatre. Ensemble work based on performance standards, character creation, and theme development is emphasized.
PRFN-110
3 Credits
This course introduces students to the actor's craft, process, and technique. Major performance methods are introduced in both physical approaches to acting (Grotowski, Delsarte, Alexander technique, multi-cultural methods from African Griot to Japanese Noh) and psychological approaches (Stanislavsky, Meisner, Hagan, Strasberg). Strategies for script analysis, translation, memorization, stage combat, mask, and mime prepare the student for Acting II.
PRFN-100
3 Credits
This course will examine the characteristics and elements of theatre and the performing arts, emphasizing the principles and conventions that guided theatre productions through history. The course examines the ways that theatre influences and is influenced by cultures and by individual life experience. Particular attention is paid to the development of scripts, visual theatre, theatre vocabulary, and the emergence of Deaf and multicultural theatre.
PRFL-130
3 Credits
An introduction to theatre as a performing art. Students develop skills in reading, analysis and evaluation through an examination of theatre’s forms, constituent elements, and its cultural, stylistic and historical development.

In the News

  • July 27, 2020

    woman playing violin.

    Performing Arts to continue this fall at RIT

    The show must go on – even if it means virtually. While performing arts offerings at RIT may look and feel differently from how they normally operate, RIT is committed to making sure they are available in a healthy and safe manner.

  • February 14, 2020

    students rehearsing fight scene for a play.

    RIT/NTID’s ‘Dial M for Murder’ runs Feb. 28-March 1

    The Alfred Hitchcock classic Dial M for Murder has a new twist as NTID Performing Arts translates the play into American Sign Language, making it accessible to deaf audiences. Deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members can also experience cutting-edge closed-captioning technology using smartglasses developed by Vuzix Corp.

Select Scholarship

Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Director, Luane Davis Haggerty, Ph.D. -. Fences. By August Wilson. 11-14 Apr. 2019. Panara Theater, Rochester, NY. Performance.
Director, Luane Davis Haggerty, Ph.D. -. "Fill Up The Jails" King Speech Performance. By Dr. Martin Luther King, et al. 28 Feb. 2019. RIT MAGIC Studios, Rochester, NY. Performance.
Director, Luane Davis Haggerty, Ph.D. -. Dangerous Signs. By Langston Hughes. 7 Mar. 2019. Gordon Field House, Rochester, NY. Performance.
Teacher, Luane Davis Haggerty, Ph.D. - Director,. Performative Communication. Jul. 2019. Interborough Repertory Theater (IRT), New York. Performance.
Director, Luane Davis Haggerty, Ph.D. -. Man of La Mancha. By Mitch Leigh, Joe Darion, and Dale Wasserman. 26-31 May 2019. Multi-Use Cultural Community Center (MuCCC), Rochester, NY. Performance.
Ph.D., Luane Davis Haggerty,. Director. By Ray Luczak. 14-18 Feb. 2018. NTID Panara theater, Rochester. Performance.
Ph.D., Luane Davis Haggerty,. Director/Translator. By Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. 1-3 Jun. 2018. Geva Theater Fielding Stage, Rochester NY. Performance.
Ph.D., Luane Davis Haggerty,. Director, translator, writer, performer. By Malik Paris and Danica Zielinski. 21 Sep. 2018. The Little Theater #5, Rochester NY. Performance.
Haggerty, Luane Davis. Director. 5-19 Jul. 2014. Highland Park Bowl Theater John Dunbar Memorial Pavilion, Rochester. Performance.
Haggerty, Luane Davis. Director. 22-5 Sep. 2014. NTID 1510 Theater Lab, Rochester. Performance.
Cox, Dangerous Signs, Carrie Fertig, Matthew. Echos of Languages Unheard. Director. Luane Davis Haggerty Ph.D.. 24 & 25 Dec. 2013. Rochester's Multi-Use Community Cultural Center (MuCCC), Rochester, NY. Performance.
Cox, Matthew. Sound ExChange, Dangerous Signs. By Luane Davis Haggerty Ph.D and Matthew Cox. 14 Apr. 2013. Artisan Works, Rochester, NY. Performance.
Haggerty, Luane Davis. Dangerous Signs. Feb. 2013. Interborough Repertory Theater (IRT), Manhattan, NY. Performance.
Haggerty, Luane Davis. Deaf Poetry Jam. 14 Feb. 2013. NTID Dyer Art Gallery, Rochester, NY. Performance.
Haggerty, Luane Davis. Playing with Language. By Luane Davis Haggerty Ph.D. Jan. 2013. Strong Museum of Play, Rochester, NY. Performance.
Haggerty, Luane Davis. Dangerous Signs. By Luane Davis Haggerty Ph.D. 21 & 27 Dec. 2013. The Little Theater - Rochester Fringe Festival, Rochester, NY. Performance.
Haggerty, Luane Davis. Celebration of William "Dummy" Hoy. 9 Oct. 2013. Panara Theater NTID, Rochester, NY. Performance.
Haggerty, Luane Davis. The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow. By Aaron Weir Kelstone. 27-30 Oct. 2011. NTID Panara Theater, Rochester. Performance.
Published Conference Proceedings
Ph.D., Luane Davis Haggerty,. "Adjusting the Margins." Proceedings of the rameless Symposium. Ed. Elizabeth Simms. Rochester, NY: Frameless Labs, Web.
Invited Article/Publication
Ph.D., Luane Davis Haggerty,. "To Dream the Possible Dream." Linked In. (2019). Web.
Uninvited Presentations
Ph.D., Luane Davis Haggerty,. "Power of the Visual, Deaf Theater." Annual Conference. Theater COmmunication Group (TCG). St. Louis, MO. 15 Jun. 2018. Poster Session.
Haggerty, Luane Davis. "A Midsummer Night's Dream: Bi-cultural performance." Who's Who in American Theater. News Digest. New York, New York. 10 Aug. 2014. Guest Lecture.
Invited Paper
Haggerty, Luane Davis. "Deaf Leadership Style In Theater Found Day By Day." International Leadership Association Field Notes. (2016). Web.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Haggerty, Luane Davis. "Dangerous Signs: Tales From The Dark Side." Rochester Fringe Theater Festival. RIT. Rochester, New York. 19 & 26 Dec. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Haggerty, Luane Davis. "Del-Sign in the Performance of a Community Production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"." Rochester Literary Society. Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Rochester, New York. 5 Jun. 2014. Guest Lecture.
Haggerty, Luane Davis, et al. "Dangerous Signs." 2013 ASl Rally. BOCES, Southern Tier Indepence Center. Syracuse, NY. 18 Apr. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Haggerty, Luane Davis. "Off The Page and Into Our Hands - Using Personal Devices in the Classroom." C.A.I.D. NTID. Rochester, NY. 20 Jun. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Haggerty, Luane Davis. "Call Me! Using Iphones in the Classroom." Edtech Conference. Ithaca College. Ithaca, NY. 19 Apr. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Haggerty, Luane Davis, et al. "Poetry Against Bullying : Dangerous Signs." American Sign Language Rally. BOCES, Lyons School District. Lyons, NY. 30 Sep. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Haggerty, Luane and Peter Haggerty. "VICE (Visually Integrated Concepts in English)." CAIS Conference. CAIS. Dallas, TX. 31 Jan. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Haggerty, Luane. "Off the Page and Into Our Hands." Ithaca College Educational Technology Day: Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium. Ithaca College. Ithaca, NY. 31 Jan. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Haggerty, Luane. "Faculty Research Needs." NTID National Advisory Group Meeting. NTID Faculty Leadership Program. Rochester, NY. 31 Jan. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Journal Paper
Haggerty, Luane Davis. "Dangerous Signs: A Case Study in Deaf Leadership Styles." International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science 2. (2013): 125-156. Web.
Full Length Book
Haggerty, Luane Davis. Off the Page and Onto the Stage: Acting II Textbook. 1 ed. : Lulu Press, 2011. Print.