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$2,000 from Target awarded to Deaf West Theatre through their annual charitable contributions
(July 26, 2010) Since 1946, Target has given 5% of their income to various organizations in different communities, equaling more than $3 million every week.

Deaf West Theatre honored at the 8th Annual Ivy Bethune Tri-Union Diversity Awards (August 23, 2010) Deaf West Theatre was for recognizing performers and arts organizations who, through their work and activism, have fostered diversity within the entertainment and news media industries and their communities.

Deaf West Theatre among recipients of the New Generations Program (September 10, 2010) Deaf West Theatre is among five theatres and seven individuals selected in the tenth round.

Deaf West Theatre Board Member and Sign Language Linguist Awarded (September 28, 2010) Carol Padden receives one of the 2010 MacArthur Fellows 20-40 Americans awarded John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation who "show exceptional merit and promis for continued and enhanced creative work."

Deaf West Theatre receives the Bulwer Award for Innovative Leadership(November 19, 2009) Received at Second Annual Stars Gala onat the California State University-Northridge/National Center on Deafness (CSUN NCOD).

Deaf West Theatre receives $30,000 from the NEA (December 10, 2009) National Endowment for the Arts announces recipients of recent Arts Excellance Awards.

Deaf West Theatre receives NEA Grant (December 8, 2009) Arts groups large and small were the recipients of nearly $27 million in grants announced today by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Deaf West Theatre receives $25,000 (July 9, 2009) As part of the $50 million federal economic stimulus recovery package through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

Laura Hill named Managing Director name (July 13, 2009) This position was previously held by Bill O’Brien and has remained vacant since his departure to the National Endowment for the Arts in 2007.

DWT Featured in Daily News (January 31, 2008) Ed Waterstreet's dream of Deaf West Theatre is profiled.

Gallaudet University Honors Ed Waterstreet (November 17, 2005) The founder of Deaf West Theatre and the producer of the nationally-acclaimed play "Big River," will be awarded an honorary degree at May 2006 commencement ceremony.

Deaf West Theatre Receives 'Highest Recognition Award' (October 26, 2005) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services choses DWT for its distinguished contributions to improve and enrich the cultural lives of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing individuals, nationwide.

Deaf West Theatre Awarded an “Arts Connect All” Grant (March 31, 2005) VSA arts and MetLife Foundation today announced that they have awarded the Deaf West Theatre an “Arts Connect All” grant.

Deaf West Theatre Marquee (May 14, 2004) The Community Redevelopment Agency of North Hollywood granted Deaf West Theatre a theatre marquee!

S. Mark Taper Foundation Playhouse (2000) Deaf West Theatre (DWT) received a generous grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation to help fund the renovation of DWT’s approximately 2,500 square foot facility.

NoHo Mecca (July 26, 2000) Deaf West Theatre newest kid on the block

Announcing 96-97 Season (1996-1997) Company opens season

Casual Living Magazine (1992) NoHo Arts District.


April 28 - July 29, 2012

Dany Margolis Quote
May 1, 2012
Life After 50
May 1, 2012

Daily News
May 2, 2012

May 3, 2012
L.A. Times
May 3, 2012
L.A. Weekly
May 3, 2012

SoCal Theatre
May 3, 2012

Eye Spy L.A.
May 6, 2011
Live in L.A.
May 6, 2012
Buzzine Arts
May 7, 2012
Stage Happenings
May 8, 2012
L.A. Stage Watch
May 14, 2012
Stage and Cinema
May 15, 2012
Mad Theatrics
May 18, 2012
Los Feliz Ledger
May 31, 2012
May 31, 2012


The Adventures of Pinocchio
February 18 - April 2, 2011

Stage Scene LA
February 25, 2011
North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch
February 25, 2011
February 28, 2011
LA Stage Alliance
February 23, 2011
North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch
March 1, 2011
Daily Bruin (UCLA)
February 22, 2011

March 3, 2011

Daily Sundial (CSUN)
February 17, 2011
LA Weekly GO!
March 3, 2011
Eye Spy LA
March 3, 2011
San Fernando Valley Sun
March 3, 2011
Neon Tommy
March 4, 2011
Stage Happenings
March 7, 2011
Arts Beat LA
March 11, 2011


ASL Story Time

*Feature Story on "Stories By Shel" (April 4, 2009) UCLA's Language Department profiles the latest DWT production and its actors.

Los Angeles Magazine Features Deaf West's ASL Story Time (September 18, 2008) The monthly magazine lists ASL Story Time as one the family-friendly events at the annual North Hollywood Art and Theatre Festival, NoHo Scene on Sunday, October 5, 2008

ASL Story Time listed as one of L.A.'s Hidden Treasures (September 13, 2004) Deaf West's own ASL Story TIme was recently spotlighlighted in L.A. Parent's "Best of L.A. 2004" as a gem in the heart of the thriving NoHo arts district.


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