Auditions will be held for our first theatrical production, Broken Spokes, between May 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013.  Broken Spokes will be presented in four performances at University of Washington’s Ethnic Cultural Center on November 8 - 10, 2013, in Seattle, Washington.

Written by renowned and award-winning Deaf playwright, Willy Conley, Broken Spokes focuses on the relationship between two brothers - one deaf and one hard of hearing - and explores relationships, memories, power issues, and the endurance of family bonds.  Ryan Schlecht, formerly of the National Theatre of the Deaf and Deaf West Theatre, will direct.

The 2-month period provides the opportunity for out-of-state actors and actresses to submit their audition videos if they are unable to audition in person. The “What to Bring” information below shares more details on what to incorporate in the audition videos. Only video submissions postmarked on or before June 30, 2013 will be considered.

Cast of characters:

WESTON (Male, between 30 - 50): Deaf, articulate in American Sign Language; doesn’t use his voice.

JACKSON (Male, between 30 – 50): Weston’s older hard-of-hearing brother, signs and voices everything (i.e.: simultaneous communication). His speech should be fairly intelligible.

REBECCA (Female, between 30 - 50), Weston’s Deaf fiancée, articulate in American Sign Language and doesn’t use her voice.

Two in-person audition dates: Saturday, June 22, 2013 and June 29, 2013. To audition, please email us at with your preferred date and time frame (morning or afternoon), we will get back to you with your audition date and time. 

What to Bring:


Don’t hesitate to contact Deaf Spotlight at  if you have any questions.

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