SETTING THE STANDARD FOR BOLD AND INCLUSIVE ENTERTAINMENT

 

Committed to innovation, collaboration, training, and activism, Deaf West is the artistic bridge between the Deaf and hearing worlds. Founded in Los Angeles in 1991, Deaf West engages artists and audiences in unparalleled theater and media experiences inspired by Deaf culture and the expressive power of sign language, weaving ASL with spoken English to create a seamless ballet of movement and voice.

QUALITY
We are known for our uncompromising quality

and unmatched track record. On Broadway

and beyond, we are at the forefront of

Deaf-centered storytelling.

COMMUNITY
We are the rare intersection where Deaf

and hearing artists come together, creating

a unique space where human connection

transcends language.

REGOGNITION

We are a multi award-winning organization,

and we always strive to pass this success onto

the individual artists and collaborators who

enrich our spaces.

ACCESS

We were built from the ground up more than

thirty years ago with accessibility at the forefront.

ECONOMY

We create jobs and launch careers for

Deaf performers, creatives, production teams,

and administrators.

INDUSTRY CHANGE

We are committed to radical change and

creating equity for all in the entertainment

industry and beyond.

RESOURCES

We are rich with both Deaf and hearing talent,

and the resources necessary to create

multilingual and collaborative climates,

leading to truly inclusive art.

  WE ARE THE GOLD STANDARD  

RECENT

PROJECTS

Deaf West Theatre actors perform ASL on Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (NBC)

Zoey's

Extraordinary

Playlist

 NBC 

We made a guest appearance on the popular NBC show Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, introducing the program's first Deaf character. Working with choreographer Mandy Moore we combined ASL and dance to create a powerful  11- o’clock musical number.

Kelly Clarkson's

"I Dare You"

 ATLANTIC RECORDS 

We partnered with Kelly Clarkson and Atlantic Records to create a community-sourced video of her hit single “I Dare You.” Working within our contacts, we assembled a stable of performers and created an ASL translation that served the spirit of Clarkson's moving lyrics.

Ingrid Michaelson

"Hell No!"

 CABIN 24 RECORDS 

Ingrid Michaelson reached out to us to create an ASL music video for her popular song "Hell No!"  which was also performed live on the Today Show.