National Theatre of the Deaf

National Theatre of the Deaf – PRODUCTIONS

All 50-minute programs are coupled with the ever popular and energetic Your Game, which is acclaimed for its interaction with the audience.

Don't miss the opportunity to book these great shows.


 

 
Two by Twain

 


Two by Twain


Two by Twain is a visit to the antics of the McWilliamses at home and on vacation. Join Mark Twain’s infamous couple, Mortimer and Evangeline, as they face the comedy of superstitions in Mrs. McWilliams and the Lightning. In The Experience of the McWilliamses, watch how a child’s simple cough can turn the whole household topsy-turvy. We, too, have a bit of the McWilliams in our own relationships, and create calamity out of the calm! (Adults and Family)

CONTACT: Betty Beekman, Director
860-574-9063 (tel), 860-607-1334 (VP)
or email: tour@ntd.org.


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It's in the Bag

 


It's in the bag


What's in the bag? Discover a mystery story, fables, tangram puzzles, improvisations, and much more! Starting with Knowing the Ropes, NTD challenges our actors to crate shapes, twists and turns with ropes to teach signs. Have fun with the National Theatre of the Deaf as we combine visually exciting American Sign Language with the Spoken Word to create a performance that will be seen, heard, and long-remembered! (All ages)

CONTACT: Betty Beekman, Director
860-574-9063 (tel), 860-607-1334 (VP)
or email: tour@ntd.org.


Download "It's in the bag" poster [PDF] »


 
The National The Deaf A Show of Hands

 


A Show of Hands


See the National Theatre of the Deaf explore American Sign Language from behind the curtain—literally! Concealed behind a slotted curtain, actors poke their hands out in Hand Puppets to create scenery, tell stories, make jokes, and teach American Sign Language. Following the introduction, enjoy poems, stories, fables, and improvisation that delights all ages!

CONTACT: Betty Beekman, Director
860-574-9063 (tel), 860-607-1334 (VP)
or email: tour@ntd.org.


Download "A Show of Hands" Poster [PDF] »


   
   

General Information on Performances

Typically, NTD performances are 50 to 60 minutes in duration and end with the ever-popular segment Your Game. Your Game is an interactive piece during which the audience is asked for suggestions - for example, of a machine or an animal - which the cast then uses to create hysterical improvisational skits.

All performances require a performance area that is at least 20' wide by 20' deep by 12' high that is clean and well lit and cleared of all furniture and equipment. While a traditional stage is preferred, NTD can be flexible and is able to perform in gymnasiums and large multi-purpose rooms.

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