New York Deaf Theatre


About the Organization

The New York Deaf Theatre, LTD (NYDT) was established in 1979 by a group of Deaf actors and theatre artists who wanted to create opportunities for the production of a dramatic art form that was not found elsewhere in New York City: plays in American Sign Language (ASL). A not-for-profit, professional theatre organization, NYDT is the longest running company of its kind in the greater New York City area and the third oldest Deaf Theatre company in America. The company is governed by an active Board of Directors, the majority of whom are Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and hard of hearing; and large corps of volunteers who help with their energy, donations and leadership. The company is proud of its successes, and is looking forward to continuing its mission to provide quality theatre productions, performances and services to both Deaf and hearing audiences in the years to come.


138 South Oxford Street, Suite 4F,

Brooklyn, NY 11217 (between Hanson Pl & Atlantic Ave)



About the Program

Over the years, hundreds of NYDT-supporters have joined us as volunteers. They are a vital part of every production. While knowing ASL is preferred, if you don't, we still encourage you to contact us and we will find the perfect place for you!

Which departments?
Ushering, Assisting our production team backstage, Working in the box office or merchandise booth, Helping to greet people, Fundraising committee, Assisting at events, Office volunteers

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Unpaid; college credit

When it runs?



When to apply?

How to apply?

Fill out application here on website 




Social Media

Facebook, Instagram, YouTube: @NYDeafTheatre; Twitter: @NYDTheatre