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December 30, 2002

What's "THIS" all about?

From: Raymond Luczak - 30 Dec 2003


A deaf gay black dancer play called THIS? And possibly the very first deaf gay black play to be produced in America?

Gallaudet University Multicultural Student Program and Invisible Hands, Inc. will be presenting the deaf playwright Raymond Luczak's ninth play THIS, featuring Christopher Smith, Warren "Wawa" Snipe, and Kriston Pumphrey directed by Fred Michael Beam.

So what's THIS about? THIS is an elegy to the one person who made a nobody a star: Curtis Higgs, a talented deaf dancer cursed with low self-esteem, meets Dwight, a charismatic and funny hard-of-hearing dancer who is incredible onstage and yet exploitative of his friends offstage. It is through the hunger of wanting to be somebody like Dwight, who is unmistakably a star, that Curtis learns the true value of friendship and gains faith in himself, moreso after Dwight dies of AIDS.

Monies raised at this fundraiser will be used to enable deaf dancers to participate in the International Blacks in Dance Association Conference. Let's all show support for a worthy cause!

Of course, the production will be voiced for the signing-impaired.

Friday, January 10 and Saturday, January 11, 2003
7 p.m.
Gallaudet University Ely Auditorium
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Suggested donation is $10.

For more information and ticket reservations, please email or call (301) 982-4050 and leave a voice message. We hope to see ya there on both nights!

For more information about the deaf playwright Raymond Luczak, please check out his Web site: