The Performing Arts Program produces three shows a year, including a fall play, a winter dance concert, and a spring play that is often directed by a student. Students take on all kinds of roles—on stage, back stage, and in the theater box office. Alumni have gone on to appear in professional theater and Hollywood productions as well as performed the national anthem at a Super Bowl. Students take on production roles that match their interests: directing and assistant directing, set design, costume design, ASL translation of scripts, choreography, and light design. These experiences provide students with creative challenges that foster critical thinking and planning skills, all while building self-esteem and lasting friendships. Performances take place in MSSD’s Theatre Malz, a 400-seat auditorium that is often packed with parents, fellow students, teachers and students from visiting schools, and community members. Catch our next show!
Theatre Malz is based at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) on the campus of Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002