Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening is the subject of an hour-long episode of Broadway Backstory, a podcast hosted by theatre aficionado and author, Patrick Hinds. One year after the closing of the groundbreaking Broadway run of Spring Awakening, Hinds weaves together details from several interviews to offer a unique look into the development of the award-winning production. The result is a fresh and insightful account of the development of the production, which includes the perspectives of Duncan Sheik (Composer), DJ Kurs (Artistic Director, Deaf West Theatre), Michael Arden (Director), Andy Mientus (Hänschen), Krysta Rodriguez (Ilse), Daniel N. Durant (Moritz), and Alex Boniello (Voice of Moritz).
From the podcast …
“… an historic moment for Deaf people …”
— Daniel N. Durant
Durant appeared in the TerpTheatre/Oakland University production of Police Deaf Near Far in 2012.
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Danny McDougall, PhD, CSC — “Dr. Danny” — owns and manages TerpTheatre. Since 1986, he has interpreted in hundreds of plays, musicals and other performances on stage – most in the shadowed style. He teaches and lectures on the theory and practice of theatre interpreting. Danny is the chair of Sign Language Studies at Madonna University, and holds a PhD in Translation and Interpretation from Heriot-Watt University – where his dissertation explored the relationship between space and meaning during interpreted theatre performances.