This edition: Production: "Big River" (Summer 2003)Tweet
Original tape date: September 18, 2003.
Director Jeff Calhoun, actor Phyllis Frelich, actor Tyrone Giordano, producer Todd Haimes, actor Daniel Jenkins and producer Bill O'Brien explain how Deaf West Theatre Company, a sign language theatre company, decided to put on the musical "Big River"; why that is not a bad idea, as many initially thought; the integration of signing into the choreography of the show; and how 2 actors, one hearing and one deaf, shared each of the principal roles.
Jeff Calhoun Director
Theodore Chapin Moderator
Stephanie Feyne Sign Language Interpreter
Phyllis Frelich Actress
Tyrone Giordano Actor
Todd Haimes Producer
Daniel Jenkins Actor
Bill O'Brien Producer
Isabelle Stevenson Host, American Theater Wing