NATIONAL THEATRE OF THE DEAF INC

Inclusive theatre since 1965

aka NTD, NTD-National   |   Washington, DC   |  www.ntd.org

Mission

To present theatrical work of the highest quality in American Sign Language and spoken English. In support of this mission, NTD: • entertains, educates, and enlightens the general public, building bridges, opening their eyes and ears to Deaf culture; • seeks, trains, and employs deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing artists; • offers its work to culturally diverse and inclusive audiences through performances, workshops, training, and community outreach activities which facilitate involvement with our methods of work.

Notes from the nonprofit

The National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD) established in 1965 with the support of the U.S. Department of Education, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit tax-exempt professional theatre company. NTD has performed in 50 states and toured 7 continents, including 33 countries around the world. It is generally recognized as the first professional theatre company to integrate American Sign Language and spoken English. NTD seeks out, trains, and employs deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing artists, providing a model for collaboration and harmony between diverse peoples and languages. This company provides outreach through performances, workshops, and residencies, providing viable life-long learning activities and appreciation of all peoples, languages, and cultures, including ASL and the Deaf community.

Ruling year info

1982

Board Chair

Mr. Tyrone Giordano

Main address

Elstad Annex 800 Florida Ave. NE

Washington, DC 20002 USA

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EIN

06-1051786

NTEE code info

Performing Arts (A60)

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

National Theatre Immersion Program

The Theatre Immersion Program provides accessible theatre training for Deaf and hard of hearing high school students. The program aims to encourage Deaf and hard of hearing people to pursue theatre in college, professional training programs, and careers. For information about the 2020 online Theatre Immersion Program, visit https://ntd.org/celebrating-a-successful-virtual-ntd-tip-program-with-aspiring-theatre-deaf-high-school-youth/

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
People with hearing impairments

Where we work

Awards

Tony Award 1977

American Theatre Wing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To produce theatrically challenging work of the highest quality, drawing from as wide a range of the world's literature as possible; to perform these original works in a style that links American Sign Language with the spoken word; to seek, train and employ deaf artists; to offer our work to as culturally diverse and inclusive an audience as possible; to provide community outreach activities that will educate and enlighten the general public, opening their eyes and ears to deaf culture and building linkages that facilitate involvement in our methods of work.

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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Financials

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NATIONAL THEATRE OF THE DEAF INC

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Tyrone Giordano

Gallaudet University

Term: 2020 - 2023

James Pedersen

Jill Bradbury

Gallaudet University

Harvey Corson

Warren Snipes

Natasha Ofili

April Jackson

Richard Costes

Communication Services for the Deaf

Alexandria Wailes

Joseph Santini

Gallaudet University

Ryan Maliszweski

Mozzeria

Ethan Sinnott

Gallaudet University

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/27/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/27/2021

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.