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NTD, CDT, and Gallaudet Theatre Arts and Dance Program workshop Deafenstein begins streaming on Halloween

October 28, 2021

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An adapted classic with a deaf twist: the story of Frankenstein transformed. Tickets just went on sale for the streaming of Deafenstein, an original play written and directed by Anna Wood-Jacobowitz, ’21

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 Arts 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. There will be ten performances, from October 31 to November 15.

Be sure to catch a glimpse of the Deafenstein world! Tickets are available at gu.live/deafenstein.

28 October 2021

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