June 15 to July 25, 2020

Theatre Immersion Program

Theatre Immersion Program

Where: Online via Zoom Video Conferencing and Google Classroom.
Cost: FREE

About The Program

The National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD) Theatre Immersion Program (TIP) is designed to enhance the theater skills of Deaf and hard of hearing high school students. Due to the coronavirus crisis, TIP will be hosted as an online program over a month and a half via an online classroom with video meetings.

Expert Deaf theatre professionals will provide lessons on the following areas: comedic acting, dramatic acting, ASL songs, dance, improvisation, ASL translation, auditioning, marketing yourself, playwriting, technical theatre, make-up and more. During the program, students participate in impromptu performances and create ASL stories.

The NTD Theater Immersion Program is supported by the the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Fund at the Hartford Foundation and the State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Office of the Arts.

Space at TIP is limited and invitees will be selected from among a pool of applicants of diverse strengths and backgrounds.


  • Comedic Acting
  • Dramatic Acting
  • ASL Songs
  • Dance
  • Improvisation
  • ASL Translation
  • Auditioning
  • Marketing Yourself
  • Playwriting
  • Technical Theatre
  • Make-up

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  • Acting classes
  • Script development
  • ASL Storytelling
  • Creative Studio
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Facilitated Learning/Training Sessions

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Theatre Immersion Program Objectives:

Goal #1

Cultivate the next generation of aspiring #DeafTalent in theatre and the performing arts.

Goal #2

Create opportunities for students to creatively collaborate with their peers and build their critical thinking and innovation.

Goal #3

Build soft skills in students and gain their confidence in public speaking/performing.

Theater Immersion Program

Event Details

When: June 15 to July 25, 2020

Where: Online via Zoom Video Conferencing and Google Classroom.

For more information please contact the NTD TIP Director Brian Cheslik at brian@ntd.org.


The application deadline passed on May 30, 2020.

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National Theatre of the Deaf
Elstad Annex
800 Florida Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002

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