A scene from the American Sign Language production of the musical "Spring Awakening"
The UCLA Disability Studies Minor celebrates its 10-year anniversary with artistic director DJ Kurs, the creative team and cast members of the five-time Tony nominated musical, “Spring Awakening” at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, in the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Schoenberg Hall.
The Broadway musical, “Spring Awakening” was produced by Los Angeles-based Deaf West Theatre, which has been performing theatrical productions for 26 years. Its productions feature deaf and hearing actors working together in a rhythm of movement and American Sign Language as well as spoken English.
UCLA student musicians and singers will join with Broadway and local actors to perform musical numbers from the show. Later, a panel discussion will focus on how ASL is stretching the boundaries of the musical.
The event is free and open to the public. It will be audio-described, real-time captioned and ASL translated.