Theatres: Deaf Theatres
Deaf Spotlight Presents
P.O. BOX 20191
Seattle, WA 98102
Contact: Ryan Schlecht, Artistic Director
Founded in 2011, Deaf Spotlight is a non-profit organization serving the Deaf community, fostering artistic and cultural awareness and experience in a variety of areas including cinema, literature, visual arts and performing arts. Deaf Spotlight inspires, encourages, and showcases creative works of, by, and for Deaf people in the Pacific Northwest through events that celebrate Deaf culture and American Sign Language.
Begun in 2013 and continuing every odd year, Deaf Spotlight Presents will produce a theatrical show or a festival featuring works written by Deaf playwrights. Deaf Spotlight will hire Deaf directors and Deaf cast to bring the story onto the stage. Not only that, the technical and backstage crew (Deaf and/or people who are fluent in ASL) will be hired to support the production.
(See also in Ch. 1: Non-Union Pfressional Theatre, Fringe Theatre, and New Play Festivals. Other companies: International List of Deaf Theatres, National Theatre of the Deaf.)