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.
IN THE NEWS
NEW YORK TIMES
Singing, and Signing, Beethoven's Fidelio in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Philharmonic and
Deaf West Theater are working on an innovative production conceived for both hearing and Deaf operagoers.
NEW YORK TIMES
'CODA' Is Being Developed Into a Musical by Deaf West
The theater plans to work with the Oscar-nominated film’s producers to adapt the story of a teenager torn between helping her deaf family and singing.
"You're All I
Need To Get By"
The challenge: create an accessible music video by expressing the mood and tone of the song through story and camera movement. Working with Apple TV+, we assembled a team of creatives to create such a video with an all-Deaf cast, set to the feature song from Apple's new film, CODA.
We collaborated with Capitol Records on an ASL music video for international singer/songwriter Calum Scott. The intimate video features breathtaking performances by five Deaf artists.
Disney's World Princess Week
We partnered with The Walt Disney Company to bring ASL performances to the official Disney Princess YouTube channel for the first time in the company's history.
"I Dare You"
During the early days of the pandemic, Atlantic Records and Deaf West combined forces to create a community-sourced ASL video for Kelly Clarkson's hit single “I Dare You.”
CABIN 24 RECORDS
After seeing Spring Awakening, Ingrid Michaelson reached out to Deaf West to create an ASL music video for her popular song "Hell No!”, which was also performed live on the Today Show.