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DJ Kurs

DJ Kurs is the Artistic Director of Deaf West Theatre, a position he has served in since 2012. He shepherded the production of Spring Awakening from its beginnings in a 99-seat theatre in Los Angeles to its recent revival on Broadway. Prior to his current position, he served as an Artistic Associate and ASL Master at Deaf West Theatre. He is also a freelance producer and filmmaker.

Deaf Theatre Action Planning Session
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Event

Deaf Theatre Action Planning Session

Subtitle

at Emerson College in Boston, MA

15-17 March 2019
Emerson College, Jackie Liebergott Black Box in the Paramount Theatre
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EXTENDED TO 16 SEPTEMBER
Essay

EXTENDED TO 16 SEPTEMBER

Accepting Applications for the Deaf Theatre Action Planning Session

31 July 2018

The Deaf Theatre Action Planning Session, a convening for deaf theatremakers taking place on 15-17 March 2019, is accepting applications for convening participants.

The Time #DeafTalent Willed Reality
Essay

The Time #DeafTalent Willed Reality

8 April 2016

Leah Katz-Hernandez, Receptionist of the United States (ROTUS), writes about the power of having Deaf characters represented in narratives.

American Sign Language in Theatre and Its Impact or, Why We Need More Deaf Actors Onstage
Essay

American Sign Language in Theatre and Its Impact or, Why We Need More Deaf Actors Onstage

5 April 2016

Series curator DJ Kurs writes about the history of ASL and Deaf actors.

Deaf Theatre
Series

Deaf Theatre

A series discussing the state of deaf theatre and deaf representation.