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

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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. 

 

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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. 

 

PROJECT

HIGHLIGHTS

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APPLE TV+

"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.

 

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CAPITOL RECORDS

Calum Scott
"Biblical"

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. 

 

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DISNEY

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.

 

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NBC

Zoey's Extraordinary
Playlist

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist lives on in our memory, and our staging of the hit  "Fight Song" (without spoken lyrics) has reached cult status.

 

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ATLANTIC RECORDS

Kelly Clarkson's
"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.” 

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CABIN 24 RECORDS

Ingrid Michaelson
"Hell No"

 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. 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA