SOLDIERS WITHOUT GUNS
IN RESIDENCE: May 22 – June 5, 2023
This residency is being used for pure development time. Creating the spine of the story with Amelia Hensley and select artists. More information about this show coming soon.
This is a heartwarming and empowering story that sheds light on the contributions of deaf people to the war effort and the challenges they faced during that time. It’s a story of perseverance, determination, and friendship. This play will leave audiences inspired and with a greater understanding of the deaf community’s struggles and triumphs during World War 2.
Playwright | Amelia Hensley
Broadway: Spring Awakening (Deaf West). Off Broadway:
I Was Most Alive with You (Playwrights Horizons). NYC: Sylvia (NYDT), Dancing Girl
(She NYC Arts), Stepchild (IRT Theater), Rape of Lucretia (New Camerata Opera).
Seattle: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (12th Ave Arts), Skin (Deaf Spotlight). LA: Spring
Awakening (Deaf West), Our Town (Pasadena Playhouse) Romeo and Juliet (Sontag
Greek Theatre). DC: The Lady Becomes Him, (Faction of Fools), Peepshow (Dog &
Pony DC), Noises Off (Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival).
IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village, IRT’s mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York State Legislature; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council; A.R.T./New York’s NYC Small Theatres Fund made possible with support from the Howard Gilman Foundation & support for ASL interpretation provided in part through funding from Access A.R.T./New York.
ACCESS: ***IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility. Please reach out to Kori Rushton if you have any accessibility questions or concerns, firstname.lastname@example.org ***