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Patti Durr collection on Deaf Theater

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITDSA-0038

Scope and Contents

The Patti Durr collection on Deaf Theater contains various documents and new clippings as well as other publications pertaining to Deaf theater, mostly in Rochester and at NTID. However also included are documents and news clippings about Deaf theater in other cities in the United States as well as some in Europe. There is also correspondence between Patti Durr and members of the Deaf theater community. In addition, this collection includes programs, miscellaneous flyers, and playbills. Flyers include lists of performance groups of and for deaf people in the United States, Deaf playwrights and their works, and acting workshops with Patrick Graybill. Advertisement flyers and programs include plays such as "The Signal Season of Dummy Hoy, or, The Baseball Adventures of a Shoemaker from Ohio," "Road to a Revolution," "A Deaf Family Diary," "The Sea Princess," and "I Didn't Hear that Color."


  • Creation: 1992-2003


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical Information on Patti Durr

Patti Durr is a Deaf artist and activist, as well as an associate professor in the Department of Cultural and Creative Studies at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. She is one of the founders of the Lights On! Deaf Theatre Company and has created multiple educational short films. As an educator since 1990, Patti has impacted the lives of many students at RIT and has contributed to fostering Deaf art for decades. Durr has been instrumental in developing Deaf Studies courses at NTID and is actively involved in the community. In 2004, by rigorous peer review of student nominations, she was awarded the RIT Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching.



0.21 Linear Feet (1 Document box)




Patti Durr collection on Deaf Theatre contains correspondence, clippings, programs, and flyers related to Deaf theater, as collected by NTID faculty member Patti Durr.


Collection is arranged by format.

Physical Location

C.S. Mid-range, Shelf 419

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number(s): 10:32

The Deaf Theater collection was given to the Deaf Studies Archive by Patti Durr, faculty in the Department of Cultural and Creative Studies at National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT, in 2010.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in October 2011.

Patti Durr collection on Deaf Theater
RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive
Amy Vilz
17 October 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA