CT-based National Theatre of the Deaf has appointed Jerry Goehring as new managing director for the company. Goehring is replacing Jon Joslow, who held the position for the past two years. In addition to founding his own production company in 1990 to develop new musicals for the American theatre, in 1992, Goehring and his wife Patty founded ACME, a performing arts company dedicated to bringing musicals to inner city pre-schoolers, first graders and second graders.
Goehring joins Artistic Director, Will Rhys in heading the 32 year-old National Theatre of the Deaf, known for a performance style which integrates spoken words and sign language.
-- By Sean McGrath