Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Storytelling Time

Barnes & Nobles Bookstore
Union Square
17th St
New York, NY

June 14th
2pm - 4pm


During the whole day and until Jun 26th, you can buy any product on Barnes & Nobles Union Square or ONLINE using the Bookfair code: 11603974

For every purchase a part of the profit will be donated to NYDT for the production of NYDT brand new Christmas Production for Deaf Kids and ASL users.

How it works:
Go to

Choose anything, from any where in the online store. Books, games, music, etc..

At the check out, follow the steps on how you want to be delivered and payment.
On the "Payment" section at the very bottom you will find the little box for the Bookfair participation (see image):

After inserting the Bookfair code, continue as a regular purchase and you will be helping NYDT new children productions and storytelling time.

Monday, May 11, 2015



NYDT is looking for actors for our upcoming production of "Sylvia" by AR Gurney to be directed by Garrett Zuercher:


Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child raising in the suburbs. Greg's career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate's career, as a public-school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park--or that has found him--bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn't understand the relationship between man and dog. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives. (Excerpt from the published script.)


Sylvia (20-40 - Female) A dog. Literally. A person who walks on two legs, but with the mannerisms and mindset of a canine. Lovable and charismatic, but possesses a wicked bite. Upbeat and good-natured, yet easy to pout when scolded. Adopted by Greg, much to the dismay of Kate. Eager to please.

Kate (40-60 - Female) Upper middle class; former suburban housewife who attended night school to become an English teacher while raising her children. Now that they're all off to college, she and Greg - her husband of 22 years - have moved to Manhattan to start a new chapter in their lives. Quite the intellectual and social butterfly, she is attempting to use her connections to help her fund her dream of incorporating Shakespeare into the public school curriculum, and she will not allow anything to get in the way of this dream of a second career. A realist. Feels that she should be enough for Greg, which means he shouldn't need Sylvia in his life.

Greg (40-60 - Male) As much a romantic as Kate is a pragmatist. Dissatisfied with his long-term job as a white-collar businessman and at odds with his boss, he feels the need to start a new chapter in his life, a midlife crisis of sorts. He is as aimless as Kate is determined. Unsure of what he wants, he finds his needs fulfilled when he meets Sylvia, much to Kate's chagrin. Sylvia is his newfound purpose for living and he can't understand why Kate objects so much to his newfound friendship.

Tom, Phyllis, and Leslie (20-70 - any gender, all thee roles played by the same actor)

Tom (30-50): Friendly everyman; all-American. Divorced his wife to focus on his relationship with Bowser, his dog, even though he swears he's not gay.

Phyllis (40-60): Upper-crust New York society lady. Married well. Easily frazzled. College friend of Kate's.

Leslie (30-50): Sexually-ambiguous psychiatrist. Could be a butch man in a skirt or a beautiful woman in a pantsuit. Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Sylvia Plath-reading intellectual.


You can set up an appointment by e-mailing your headshot and acting resume to NYDT Artistic Director JW Guido at with "Sylvia Auditions" in the subject line. Video sides in ASL will be emailed to you in advance to help you prepare. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email as well.

Please set up appointments no later than Tuesday, May 26th.




Sunday, March 8, 2015

NYDT 35 Year Anniversary Celebration

See more Event's Pictures here:

Photos by: Lucas Stoffel

MAY 1, 2015


Trinity Grace - 75 Murray St, New York, NY 10007

7pm - 10pm

Come celebrate 35 years of productions with NYDT! Whether you're an actor, director, student, or avid thespian: learn about the past 35 years and what our vision is for the future! Deaf and hearing alike are welcome! Interpreters will be provided.

Food - Catered by: Kind Table Catering (

Choices  of Gluten Free, Vegetarian & Meat  appetizers

Open Bar - Wine & Beer 

Silent Auction - Some quality items such as:
Bead Amigas Bracelets
Haircut at Serenity Salon by Brandy
Aerial Hoop Class

PHOTO BOOTH CORNER with Lucas Stoffel (

Life Achievement Award - To be announced

$75 until April 30th
$45 STUDENT until April 25th**
$90 at the door.

Between W. Broadway and Greenwich St
Subway: A, C, E, 1, 2, 3
Bus: 5, 9, 20, 22
NJ/NY Path: World Trade Center Station

For more information please email: