LOS ANGELES -- Deaf West Theatre, which had been negotiating to lease a new theatre in North Hollywood, was unable to secure the property and will remain where it is for the first part of 1998. Deaf West Theatre left its old home at the Fountain Theatre in 1993 and moved to its present site at 660 N. Heliotrope Drive in Los Angeles. The company announced its first two plays of the new year: Brilliant Traces, by Cindy Lou Johnson, directed by Tony Award winning actress Phyllis Frelich; and Romeo & Juliet, adapted and directed by Elina deSantos.
Deaf West Theatre is a permanent resident theatre company comprised of deaf, hard of hearing and hearing actors. All performances are presented in American Sign Language with simultaneous spoken English translation.
-- By Willard Manus
Los Angeles Correspondent