At right, Naomi Ekperigin í05, a member of the National Theatre of
the Deaf of West Hartford, Conn. conducts a lecture-demonstration as
part of the Center for the Artís World Family Arts Series Feb. 25 in
World Music Hall. During the lecture she invited members of the audience
to participate and learn sign language.
narrates and translates as her deaf actors, Chris and Pinky, perform
using American Sign Language. The National Theatre of the Deaf
performances have received one Grammy nomination and one Tony Award.
Ekperigin asks Jared, pictured in center,
how he would sign the word "tree."
Wesleyan students Jesse Young '06 and Kaneza
Schaal '06 act an impromptu performance on driving a car using only
facial expressions and gestures during the Theatre of the Deaf
demonstration. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)