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Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL

1. What is Deaf West Theatre?

2. Where is the Deaf West Theatre located?

3. What are your hours of operations?

4. How do I contact you?

5. I have a comment/suggestion. Who do I contact?

6. What can I do to help?


TICKETING

7. Where can I buy tickets?

8. How can I pay for my tickets?

9. Where and when can I pick up my tickets from Will Call?

10. How many tickets do I have to purchase to qualify for group rates?


PERFORMANCES

11. What is a "preview" and what is the "regular run"?

12. How many shows do you do a year?

13. Can I bring food into the theatre?

14. Are photography or recording devices allowed?

15. Are you close to a Metro stop?

16. Where is the best parking?

17. Are program books available?

18. Does Deaf West have publications in which to advertise?

*Questions regarding the national tour of Big River can be found here.

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GENERAL

1. What is Deaf West Theatre?

Founded in 1991, Deaf West Theatre has become a cultural institution serving as a model for deaf theatre worldwide. It is noted for being the first professional resident Sign Language Theatre in the western half of the United States. Deaf West Theatre productions, actors and directors have won more than 80 theater awards for artistic merit.

Under the artistic direction of its founder, Ed Waterstreet, the company’s art-deco complex in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood includes a 49-seat theatre and accompanying offices. The theater is within a ten-minute drive of many major film production studios including Disney, Warner Bros., and NBC/Universal.

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2. Where is the Deaf West theatre located?

The theater is located at 5112 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood , CA 91601.

The adminstrative office is located at 5114 Lankershim Blvd. (next to the theater).

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3. What are your hours of operation?

Our administrative office is generally open between 10am to 5pm Monday through Friday. But when no productions are being shown, these hours may be shortened.

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4. How do I contact you?

Visit our Contact Us page.

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5. I have a comment/suggestion. Who do I contact?

You can call the administrative office at 818-762-2998 voice or email us at info@deafwest.org . Your comments will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

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6. What can I do to help?

There are many ways to help Deaf West Theatre. You can donote your time, money or item/services.

- View several ways to financially contribue on our Contributions page.

- Fill out a volunteer application form so we can better match your skills and interests..

 

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TICKETS

7. Where can I buy tickets?

View ticket Information on our Tickets page.

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8. How can I pay for my tickets?

View ticket Information on our Tickets page.

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9. Where and when can I pick up my tickets from Will Call?

Tickets can be picked up at the theater one hour prior to showtime.

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10. How many tickets do I have to purchase to qualify for group rates?

Groups of 10 or more people qualify for the group rates. Some restrictions apply.

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PERFORMANCES

11. What is a "preview" and what is the "regular run"?

A preview performance is a show in the first week(s) of the run of a production. It is the full show (not excerpts), but it is before the production has been reviewed by critics and is the first time our performers have run the play in front of a paying audience. We offer these performances at a slightly discounted rate. The "regular run" is the opening night (i.e. media night) through the end of the run of the play. These tickets are priced slightly higher than previews.

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12. How many shows do you do a year?

While we do not have a typical season schedule, Deaf West Theatre usually offers one to three productions each year.

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13. Can I bring food into the theater?

In order to keep our theater clean, we do not permit food or beverages in the theater. Concessions are sold in the theatre lobby prior to the show and during intermission.

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14. Are photography or recording devices allowed?

For safety and legal requirements for our cast and crew, no photography or recording devices are permitted during a production.

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15. Are you close to a Metro stop?

Deaf West Theatre is located approximately two blocks south the Red Line – North Hollywood stop (and the Orange bus line).

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16. Where is the best parking?

Unfortunately, there is only street parking so please allow ample to find parking and to walk to the theater. Much of the area has metered parking so please read all street signs. Theater doors open 15 minutes prior to each show. Late seating is discouraged.

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17. Are program books available?

Programs are provided for all performances except previews.

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18. Does Deaf West have publications in which to advertise?

Adverstising is available for annual newsletters and program books. Rates are posted two months prior to each production. Contact our office for more information.

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Links

NATIONAL

Gallaudet University - leads the world in undergraduate and graduate programs for deaf, hard of hearing and hearing students

National Association of the Deaf - promotes the welfare of deaf and hard of hearing people in education, economic security, social equality, and just rights and privileges as citizens.

National Technical Institute for the Deaf - world's first and largest technological college for students who are deaf or hard of hearing

LOCAL - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness - promotes the social, recreational, cultural, educational, and vocational welfare of its deaf and hard of hearing constituents.

National Center on Deafness provides communication access, leadership opportunities, scholarships, academic advisement, tutoring, and direct communication classes for approximately 200 students who are deaf and hard of hearing each year.

SOCIAL

Caldeaf.com is a calendar of events for Deaf California.

OhSoEz - provides the listings of deaf community and interpreter related events throughout the nation.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE

ASL Online - American Sign Language (ASL) browser where you can look up video of thousands of ASL signs and learn interesting things about them.

ASL Pro - created to be a free resource for the classroom teacher but can be accessed to view various dictionaries and ASL tools

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5112 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, California 91601 | Voice 818.762.2998 | VP 818.287.7784| Fax 818.762.2981 | Email info@deafwest.org