Deaf culture is a minority culture with deaf people in every nation, with their own language, culture and norms. Allowing ourselves to culturally identify as a minority culture we build an identity that much clearer resonate with who we are.

Just like any other minority culture there is no homogeneity. Deaf cultures around the world use different sign languages and show different cultural norms. It intersects with nationality, education, ethnicity, gender, class and more.

Given this context, we who daily work with performing arts in sign language, see that there are areas that create special conditions for a theatre working with Deaf performing arts which are different from theatres for the hearing. In this project we are jointly developing an International Sign Language Dramaturgy that will develop “signings” as a common language for European Stages. We believe this Dramaturgy will mitigate differences and improve the conditions for Deaf performing arts.