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Dangerous Signs

Dangerous Signs

Category: Literary Arts


Dangerous Signs is a performance group that employs Deaf and Hearing student actors from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Through the use of American Sign Language (ASL), spoken English, music and dance, the performers present the beauty of Deaf, Hearing and diverse cultures through poetry, stories and songs. All performances are accessible to Deaf and Hearing audiences, and engage attendees in ASL learning moments, Q&A about ways to overcome adversity in diverse cultures, and educate the Hearing community about Deaf culture. Performers are led by Luane Davis Haggerty, Ph.D., Principal Lecturer in the Department of Cultural and Creative Studies at RIT/NTID.


Grades K-Adult
Length 45 minutes
Cost $860 for Single Performance (6-8 performers)

Technical Requirements

Please provide sound system and microphones if possible; general lighting; and a cleared and clean performance space approximately 20 feet x 20 feet. Thank you!



Overview of Programs

Dangerous Signs Performance
Dynamic performances engage student audiences through the use of American Sign Language (ASL) paired with speaking is naturally engaging because most students have had no exposure to the Deaf community. Dangerous Signs offers not only a theatrical experience, but teaches awareness and tolerance for differently abled communities and shares messages of unity. Students will leave a performance with a greater appreciation of how we are all more alike than different and learn some basic ASL in participatory performance moments with the actors. The group can modify performances to include special focus for school requests such as anti-bullying, poetry, Holidays, sports, and much more. (K-Adult)