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no but guys think about how cool an ASL staging of Hamilton would be
  • talk less, smile more
  • Lafayette combining ASL with French Sign Language
  • In “Farmer Refuted” Ham and Seabury go from simply trying to block their audience’s view of each other’s hands to actively slapping each other’s hands down mid-sentence
  • King George doesn’t deign to sign. He has the ensemble sign for him and gets pissed at how with each reprise there seem to be fewer and fewer ensemble members there to translate.
  • everybody’s name signs corresponding with their musical leitmotifs
  • apparently the ASL word for “helpless” can also be used to mean “speechless” in some contexts
  • during “Helpless,” if you look closely, you can see some of Alex and Angelica’s conversation from “Satisfied” being signed in the background
  • LOOK AT HOW BEAUTIFUL THE SIGN FOR “WAIT” IS 
  •  THE GLORY THAT IS “GUNS AND SHIPS” IN ASL
  • everyone breaking apart to sign their own parts in “Non-Stop” in a beautiful visual explosion like I am dying just thinking about this
  • AGGRESSIVE CABINET BATTLE SIGNING
  • “The Room Where It Happens” being all about being shut out of conversations and decisions, there’s some new subtext to “hold your nose and close your eyes” because you can’t sign while holding your nose and you can’t watch others sign while closing your eyes
  • Phillip not being able to complete the “sept huit neuf” with Eliza because his hands are going limp as he dies and Eliza actually screaming
  • Burr’s signing in “Your Obedient Servant” getting more and more angry along with his writing, the syntax of which also changes until “Weehawken. Dawn. Guns. Drawn.” matches up exactly with Burr signing the words–he’s sick and tired of translating every thought into perfect English, he’s tired of signing less and smiling more, he is 100% done with this shit
  • during Ham’s final “I imagine death so much it feels more like a memory,” it’s not just the music that drops out, it’s the English translation. that’s right, y’all, HAMILTON’S FINAL MONOLOGUE IS ONLY IN ASL
  • at the end of it, he sets down his pistol prop and makes the ASL sign for “gun” AND RAISES THAT SIGN INTO THE AIR
  • WHEN ALEXANDER AIMS AT THE SKY, BURR IS STILL HOLDING HIS PISTOL, SO HE CAN’T SIGN HIS “WAIT”–HE HAS TO SCREAM IT WHILE THE ENSEMBLE SIGNS FOR HIM
  • for all the emphasis put on “who tells your story” and “being a part of/erasing myself from/putting myself back in the narrative,” there isn’t much explicit mention of speech and I think that’s beautiful
  • I have way too many feelings about this fictional production okay
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Wells Fargo just released this touching ad showing two soon-to-be moms learning sign language as they prepare to adopt a little girl who’s deaf. There’s not just one kind of family, and slowly but surely, the world is starting to notice. 

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“The director of Avenged, Michael Ojeda, reportedly said it “wouldn’t have been logical” to choose a Deaf girl for the leading role in his movie because of fight scenes. Shoshannah Stern was originally offered the role and comments on the movies final production.”

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So there are more and more Deaf role models in the media… but still not enough.  We need to start supporting the Deaf role models we have and drop the hate!  

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and then this happened…

…a reinterpreted performance by AJ Durand, better known as Trandroid the progressive entertainment bot, host of Sh*ts & Giggles doing French model, Benjamin Dukhan’s performance as The Burger Girl called Burn My V****A

This performance is rumored to be showing up again at the CHICAGO IRL release party. Exclusive footage available to digital customers. Stay tuned, more glitter blood will be spilt.