October 17, 2023
Renovations to NTID performing arts spaces increase capacity and accessibility
Renovations to NTID’s Department of Performing Arts have concluded, expanding the spaces for more accessibility and multi-purpose capacity. Panara Theater will begin hosting events in the spring.
September 29, 2023
NTID Performing Arts and RIT School of Performing Arts present ‘Thy Name is Woman’ Nov. 9-12
Thy Name is Woman, an immersive and site-specific adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, will be presented by NTID’s Department of Performing Arts and the School of Performing Arts. Shows are 7 p.m. Nov. 9-11 and 2 p.m. Nov. 11-12.
June 6, 2023
RIT/NTID and School of Performing Arts present 2023-2024 theatrical season
The 2023-2024 theatrical season featuring a partnership between RIT’s School of Performing Arts and NTID's Department of Performing Arts will include a celebration of Deaf rap and hip hop, an adaptation of Hamlet, a multimedia dance production, and several immersive theatrical performances, among others.
March 29, 2023
RIT/NTID kicks off NEA Big Read project April 1
In Ilya Kaminsky’s Deaf Republic, villagers’ deafness becomes an act of revolt against a totalitarian government, and their use of sign language unites them as a community. These themes, along with others throughout the book, resonate with the contemporary experience of deafness in the United States.
August 31, 2022
Renovations to NTID performing arts spaces close theater this fall
Major renovations this fall at RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf will impact several areas of Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall.
May 17, 2022
Performing and Fine Arts Schools Bring People with Disabilities to the Forefront
INSIGHT into Diversity features NTID's Robert F. Panara Theatre and performing arts program.
December 15, 2021
Podcast: Making the Performing Arts Inclusive and Accessible
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 54: Jill Bradbury, chair of the Department of Performing Arts in RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and Andy Head, assistant professor in the Department of Performing Arts in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, discuss what the recent collaboration between the theater departments of NTID and CLA will mean, including more inclusive and accessible theater experiences for audience members with varying disabilities.
November 17, 2021
Live theater returns to RIT with ‘Angels in America: Millennium Approaches’
Productions at RIT and NTID have been accessible for decades to deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members. But this weekend’s production of Angels in America: Millennium Approaches in Lyndon Baines Johnson Hall will provide even more accessibility for blind and low-vision audience members.
July 30, 2021
Shakespeare in Sign
Humanities, the magazine of The National Endowment for the Humanities, features Jill Bradbury, chair, NTID Department for Performing Arts.
June 23, 2021
RIT/NTID names Jill Bradbury chair of performing arts department
The Department of Performing Arts at NTID has named Jill Bradbury as chairperson and professor. Prior to her role, Bradbury was a member of the English department faculty at Gallaudet University. She also taught at RIT/NTID in both the Department of Liberal Studies and Department of Cultural and Creative Studies.