"... In this production it seems more like a ballet and an opera. American Sign Language (ASL) is such a style, but I think we’re attempting to make it all seem within the world of the play as opposed to the concert version.”
"While I’ve never been privileged to see [Al Pacino and Robert Duvall] in the role, I’d put money on the competitive excellence of Troy Kotsur, a signing performer whose sizzling portrayal dominates the current Deaf West production at Cal State L.A.’s State Playhouse."
"It's madness. But we're going to try and pull it off," said Stephen Rothman, the director of the production, during a recent rehearsal. "I'm using sign language as a form of physicality. They are literally fighting with their words."