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Theater Alliance’s World Becomes Flesh by Marc Bamuthi Joseph won five awards out of 10 nominations during the 33rd annual Helen Hayes Awards held on May 15, 2017, held at the Lincoln Theatre and the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. The play’s set was designed by Gallaudet University’s Ethan Sinnott, an associate professor in the Department of Art, Communication and Theater.
Among the awards Flesh won was the Outstanding Production of a Play, awarded to a winner from a smaller non-equity theatre company in the D.C. area. Flesh also won the awards for Outstanding Director, Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Lighting Design, and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play.
Earlier this year, Sinnott designed the set for Mosaic Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed production of Hooded, Or Being Black for Dummies, which will return for a special encore remount in the summer of 2018. Mosaic Theatre Company won the John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company.
Roberto E. Wirth, E-’74 & H-’09, passed away on June 5 in Rome, Italy. Mr. Wirth was owner and managing director of the Hotel Hassler in Rome, one of the most prestigious family-owned hotels in the world, and owned several other hotels and resorts throughout Italy. He was a strong advocate for deaf people in...
Alumnus Timel Benton has signed a contract with the Bay Area Panthers of the Indoor Football League (IFL). Benton, who graduated last month, is the first Gallaudet Bison to sign a professional football contract since Tony Tatum signed on with the Utah Blaze in the now-disbanded Arena Football League (AFL) in May 2013. Benton was...
James Caverly, ’11, who plays Theo Dimas in Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, will play Professor Harold Hill in the Olney Theatre Center’s summer production of Meredith Willson’s Tony-winning musical The Music Man, which opens tonight and runs through July 23. The show’s official opening is on Thursday, June 23. Sandra Mae Frank, ’13,...
B. Mutisya Nzyuko, ’16
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