Due to popular demand, the National Theatre of the Deaf, the Gallaudet University Theatre and Dance Program, and Connecticut Deaf Theatre are announcing an extended run of Deafenstein, an original play written and directed by Anna Wood-Jacobowitz.
The performances shall continue throughout December 3-5, 2021. The available performances are:
December 3, 1:00 p.m. ET
December 3, 8:00 p.m. ET
December 4, 8:00 p.m. ET
December 5, 8:00 p.m. ET
Deaf sisters Danielle and Gabrielle produce a film inspired by their favorite childhood tale, Frankenstein, but are faced with their division by language and identity. Expecting a story based in truth and history, Gabrielle is shocked when Danielle unveils her dark interpretation of the mad scientist and his creation, the Creature, and his fiancée Mabel. Ultimately, the sisters navigate healing from their community’s traumas, as well as their own.
During the global COVID-19 pandemic, the National Theatre of the Deaf, the Gallaudet University Theatre and Dance Program, and Connecticut Deaf Theatre came together to co-produce a workshop of Deafenstein, written and directed by Anna Wood-Jacobowitz, on the Gallaudet University campus from April 25 to May 31. Learn more about the production’s journey at the NTD website.
Following strict safety protocols, a team of students, faculty, and guest artists were able to rehearse and film several performances of selected scenes from Deafenstein. The original streaming period of the performances ran from October 31to November 15. The extended run will go on until November 21, 2021 before concluding.
Grab this opportunity to join us in the Deafenstein world before streaming closes for good! Tickets are available at gu.live/deafenstein.