During odd years, Deaf Spotlight will present a theatrical production or a festival featuring works written by Deaf playwrights. Deaf Spotlight will hire Deaf directors and Deaf cast to bring the story onto the stage. Not only that, the technical and backstage crew will be hired to support the production.
We held the first biennial Short Play Festival in February 2019 in partnership with ACTLab at the ACT Theatre. In previous years, we produced three full theatrical productions since its inception: Broken Spokes, God of Carnage, and SKIN. Deaf Spotlight held the first biennial short play festival from February 14-17, 2019 in partnership with ACTLab at the ACT Theatre.
During even years, Deaf Spotlight hosts the Seattle Deaf Film Festival. We believe in cultivating a vibrant community of emerging and experienced Deaf filmmakers, actors, and producers. All filmmakers from the Deaf community are welcome to participate.
We will host the 5th annual SDFF in April 2020 at Northwest Film Forum. During the three-day festival, the community will have the opportunity to see various short and feature films from different countries, in sign language with English subtitles.
Deaf Spotlight offers an annual week-long day camp. The camp is for youth ages 8-13 who are Deaf, Hard of hearing, or Children of Deaf Adults (CODAs). Deaf artists will provide a hands-on exploration of a rich variety of artistic mediums in a well-supervised and Deaf-friendly environment.
Deaf Spotlight hosts an annual group and/or solo art exhibitions featuring Pacific Northwest Deaf artists and their works.