Theatrical Seasons


Concord Floral
October 24-27, 2024
Sklarsky Glass Box Theater

Peter and the Starcatcher
November 15-17, 2024
Panara Theatre 

Unstageably Fresh Gynt
December 5-8, 2024
Sklarsky Glass Box Theater

A Chorus Line
March 27-39, 2025
Sklarsky Glass Box Theater

The Cracked Nut
April 4-6, 2025
Panara Theatre

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Thy Name is Woman

November 9-12, 2023

Ada and the Engine

April 4-7, 2024

The Machine

April 11-14, 2024

Broadway Bake Off

April 27, 2024 at Imagine RIT



November 10-13, 2022

Ordinary Days

March 30-April 2, 2023

Deaf Republic

April 14-16, 2023


Angels in America

November 19-21, 2021 (in-person performances)
January 28-30, 2022 (online performances)

Deaf Play Creators Festival

February 25-27, 2022

Men On Boats

March 25-27, 2022

In the Heights

April 15-17, 2022



October 30, 2020

Spoon River Anthology

November 13-15, 2020


February 26-28, 2021


I and You

October 25-27, 2019

People of the Third Eye

November 8,15, 16, 17, 2019

Dial M for Murder

February 28-March 1, 2020


March 27-29, 2020



April 2019


November/December 2018



Past Workshops

Take charge of the space in which you perform! Working with objects and boundaries, participants will gain a grounded understanding of movement principles and the laws that govern a live theatre space. Omen Sade is an actor and physical theatre creator based in New York City. He has studied classical theatre in London, commedia dell'arte in Italy and Holland, and completed graduate level physical theatre training at the celebrated École Jacques Lecoq in Paris.

Improv Workshop
 with Megan Mack

Sponsored by the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival

In this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of improvisation, including "yes, and", teamwork, and making character and scenic choices in the moment. You will play theatre games and perform short scenes, while learning how to "get out of your head" and trust your instincts. Not only is improv fun, but it is a tool for life: it can make you a better listener, public speaker, and creative thinker. Megan Mack is an improviser, sketch comedy writer, and television and radio producer. She is a graduate of the Conservatory and Writing Programs at The Second City Training Centre in Toronto. She performs with two sketch comedy and improv troupes—Thank You Kiss and Canary in a Coal Mine.

Hip Hop Dance Workshop
Sponsored by the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival

“Cricket” teaches at dance festivals worldwide including: the famous Bates Dance Festival in Maine, and the international SDK (Street Dance Kamp) in Europe; he has performed as a featured dancer in tv commercials, the successful Disney movie “Step Up 2 the Streets,” and music videos for recording artists such as Boyz II Men, KRS-1, Will Smith, Eve, Avril Lavigne, Fall Out Boy, Chris Brown; and was host of MTV Japan’s “Dreamers” television show.

PUSH Physical Theatre Workshop
Sponsored by the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival

Intense athleticism, gravity-defying acrobatics, and soulful artistry are the trademarks of award-winning, genre-defining PUSH Physical Theatre. Founded in Rochester, NY in 2000 by husband-and-wife team, Darren and Heather Stevenson, out of a desire to “push” the boundaries of conventional theatre, PUSH has since earned an international reputation as one of the U.S.’s leading physical theatre companies.

Season Selection Committee

The Joint Collaboration Committee was formed in 2018 to spearhead the growing mutual endeavors in performing arts made by the RIT College of Liberal Arts Theatre Arts Program and the NTID Department of Performing Arts. The committee is comprised of seven seats to be filled by five faculty and staff members from the programs as well as two students who are engaged in the performing arts at RIT and NTID.

Three primary initiatives drive the committee's work:

  1. season selection
  2. outreach events such as workshops and open houses
  3. curricular goals

For season selection, the committee meets bi-weekly starting in September to begin soliciting production proposals from the entire RIT/NTID Community. Proposals are welcome from all students, faculty, and staff. Throughout the winter, the committee evaluates incoming production proposals and then announces the upcoming theatre season in early February.

To see the rubric used for scoring proposals or if you have any questions, email Andy Head at