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DAT Short Play Festival

Presented by Deaf Austin Theatre at Online/Virtual Space

Apr 30 2021
May 15 2021
DAT Short Play Festival

Deaf Austin Theatre is proud to host our first ever Short Play Festival. Come check out the newest works by 6 amazing Deaf playwrights. All performances will be in ASL, but voiceovers and captions are provided.

Deaf Austin Theatre is proud to host our first ever Short Play Festival. This event will showcase six new short plays written by Deaf playwrights. The theme for this year’s festival is “elevator,” so all shows are set in an elevator.

Come check out the newest works by 6 amazing Deaf playwrights. All performances will be in American Sign Language. Voice overs and captions will be provided.

This will be a virtual event starting April 30th- May 15th, premiering six new short plays written by Deaf

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$30- 2 night live streamed premiere event on April 30th and May 1st, with the post show q & a with the directors and playwrights. This event starts at 7pm CT both nights.

$15- for on-demand access to watch the plays only. No q&a. You can watch these anytime from May 2 12:00am until May 15 11:59pm.

Contact: 737-201-3707


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The event will start off with a 2 night premier live streamed event. (April 30th & May 1st at 7pm CT) which will feature three of the six shows for this years festival. Each night we will have a Q&A with the writers and directors of that nights pieces. The live streamed event will be hosted by Sandra Mae Frank and Brian Andrew Cheslik.

Then all of the shows will be available for on- demand streaming from May 2nd through May 15th.

The live streamed events will be voice interpreted. And the 6 plays will be voice interpreted and captioned.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.


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