Each season several productions are produced in the Panara Theatre and 1510 Lab Theatre. These productions are presented simultaneously by Deaf actors who sign the lines and hearing actors who speak the lines.
Every aspect of an NTID production is accessible to both Deaf and hearing people: back stage, onstage, or in the house. The following sections will give you an idea of how we produce this unique form of theatre.
2022 - 2023 Theatrical Season
A venue for Deaf playwrights; an interpretation of a Tony Award-winning musical; performance by talented student dancers; and New Yorkers struggling with relationships and identity during the AIDS crisis are all part of a new collaborative season by Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf Performing Arts Department and the College of Liberal Arts.
NTID Performing Arts and RIT College of Liberal Arts are thrilled to announce the new joint theatrical season. The partnership between NTID and the College of Liberal Arts is a long-term collaboration in which strong backgrounds in performance, acting, directing, dance and music converge to create stunning theatrical productions.
The plays and dance performance present a wide array of cultural, political, and social issues.