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Regional Premiere

Prince Hamlet

A bilingual Why Not Theatre production | Adapted and directed by Ravi Jain | ASL and visual translation by Dawn Jani Birley


“An unconstrained world where genre, ability, and cultural background are immaterial. In a society of growing division, Jain’s Prince Hamlet offers an honest and inclusive reflection of humanity.” —Broadway World

Performed in the spoken word and American Sign Language. Remixed, reimagined, and bilingual Prince Hamlet features a cross-cultural, gender-bent cast (with Christine Horne in the title role) – challenging traditional ideas of who can tell this story. Interweaving Shakespeare’s spoken text with heightened and poetic American Sign Language, this physical theatre production creates a visually stunning retelling for both hearing and Deaf audiences.

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Prince Hamlet

A bilingual Why Not Theatre production

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(ASL) American Sign Language 101
Curious about ASL? Feed your passion, get encouragement, and get engaged as you interact with an expert teacher in a live, in-person class.

Free Introductory Couse to ASL. Available to all audience members.
Entry is free, but a ticket must be claimed.

Wednesday, September 21 at 2pm
Presentation Hall
School of Communication and Media
Montclair State University
60 min. + Q&A

Professor Jennifer Perlis
Instructional Specialist, Linguistics

Professor Jennifer Perlis

Jennifer Perlis, instructional specialist and ASL program coordinator at Montclair State University, received an MA in Teaching American Sign Language (ASL) from the Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Perlis was instrumental in forming the minor in ASL Studies and the ASL interpreting program. She serves as the academic advisor for the Montclair State ASL Club and teaches both level 1 and level 2 ASL courses.



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This season is made possible in part by the Alexander Kasser Theater Endowment Fund, PEAK Patrons, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

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Date: September 23
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Organizer Name: Arts & Cultural Programming