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.
We are known for our uncompromising quality
and unmatched track record. On Broadway
and beyond, we are at the forefront of
We are the rare intersection where Deaf
and hearing artists come together, creating
a unique space where human connection
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.
We were built from the ground up more than
thirty years ago with accessibility at the forefront.
We create jobs and launch careers for
Deaf performers, creatives, production teams,
We are committed to radical change and
creating equity for all in the entertainment
industry and beyond.
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
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.
"I Dare You"
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.
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.