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This edition: Production: "Big River" (Summer 2003)

Episode Details

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.

Guest List

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