NTD has developed a series of workshops for students and the general public which help answer those questions. Current workshop offerings include Lecture / Demonstration, Creative Drama, and Creativity with Sign Language. All NTD workshops are conducted in American Sign Language accompanied by the spoken word. In most cases, a hearing NTD cast member will provide the interpreting for the workshop. However, on rare occasions, NTD may request in advance that the organization hosting the workshop provide a sign language interpreter.

Lecture / Demonstration Workshop: This workshop answers the questions Who are we? What do we do? and How do we do it? This is intended for audiences of all ages and sign language abilities, it is an animated and informative look at the concept and history of the National Theatre of the Deaf. Cast members provide demonstrations the unique style of visual theatre (a style created by NTD) and of techniques used in developing our performances.

Creative Drama Workshop: Intended for students, this workshop consists of theatrical exercises designed to stimulate creativity, imagination, and theatrical inventiveness using our visual theatre techniques. As part of the workshop's agenda, students are led in role-playing exercises and other activities which creatively focus on cooperation, trust, and problem solving.

Creativity with Sign Language Workshop:  Intended for Deaf performers, theatre sign language interpreters, interpreting students, sign language students, and actors, this workshop trains participants on dealing with the challenges presented by theatricalized American Sign Language and on working with visual theatre techniques. To get the most from each workshop as a learning experience, booking organizations are strongly encouraged to assemble workshop groups of similar sign language abilities (e.g. all fluent or all beginning signers). 


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