Deaf Play Creators Festival
directed by Aaron Kelstone
NTID Performing Arts will spotlight 4 emerging Deaf playwrights chosen from the eighteen 10-minute plays presented in 2021 at the Chicago, Illinois/Columbia College MAP-Deaf Theatre Festival. Each of the four Deaf playwright’s 10-minute plays were produced by Deaf Spotlight, Deaf Austin Theater, New York Deaf Theatre, and Northern Lights Collective (Canada). The eighteen ten-minute plays will be judged and the top four plays representing each of the four producing groups will be expanded into 1-act or longer length by the NTID Theatre Department. Working with a dedicated team of actors, directors, dramaturgs, and other theatre professionals each of the 10-minute plays will be developed through the remainder of 2021. These four plays created by Deaf playwrights will be showcased during the 2022 Deaf Theatre Festival hosted by the NTID Performing Arts Department in February 25-27,2022.