IRT - Interpreted Theater - Interpreted Theater - STEPCHILD

06/01/2019 7:00 pm


IRT Theater


In this sweeping musical tale, Orella is born deaf at the brink of the Italian Renaissance. Her journey takes her through a childhood of poverty, an adolescence in hiding, and a young adulthood at an asylum for the “cursed”. However, her drive to learn and her courage to communicate with Sign Language unites a broken kingdom, and Orella is ultimately crowned the world’s first proud Deaf queen.

It is believed that American Sign Language (ASL) is the THIRD  most commonly used language in the United States. However, the long, grim and extraordinary path towards modern Deaf culture is hardly common knowledge.  Through the eyes of a Deaf heroine, this underrepresented historical topic is given a Gothic folktale spin in this sweeping  story of empowerment.

IRT Theater will present a work- in- progress presentation of this original piece, focusing on the complex and magical fusion of  theater, music and ASL.

Wed. May 29th, 2019  7pm
Thurs. May 30  2019  2pm & 7pm
Friday May 31, 2019 2pm
Sat. June 1, 2019. 7pm
Sun June 2nd 2019 7pm


At IRT:154 Christopher st. NYC #3B (third floor)

Sign Language Interpreting for theatre goers who are Deaf and use American Sign Language as their primary means of communication.