Parent Organization: SG Recognized Groups

The purpose of Masquers Drama Club is to create student generated theater work accessible to all audiences in American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken English which reflects the diversity of the student body.

The purpose is to promote awareness of sign language theatre, visual theater, and deaf theatre

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This club was originally founded by Dr. Robert Panara.  It popularity found it growing into what we now know of as NTID The Performing Arts Program. In 1998 Khara Austie, a student, re-established MDC to insure that student - driven  Sign Language theater projects had a place to develop. Since that time MDC has toured shows for events and done a regular Holiday show for the NTID community. Our mission is to help expose people to theater that uses Sign Language in the hopes that it will inspire more theater work of all types for Deaf performers and backstage workers.

MDC has weekly meetings Fridays from 1-2:30 in the Green Room in LBJ  to discuss and plan projects that would bring theater to the community so far we've done...

Supporting NTID Performing Arts program related events

Fundraise food & drinks during intermissions of Performing Arts performances

Hosting Annual Holiday Show

Dangerous Signs Performances

MDC Nite Live (MNL)

Full length play performances

Poetry Jam

and so on... We strive for our club to contiune as a club for many years to come, If you're interested or having any questions/concerns, please don't hesitte to email us at ntid.drama@gmail.com We look forward to seeing you!

This is a Tier 3 Club 

Address 52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623