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How to create a great sign language theatrical play for the deaf?

A veteran deaf actor gave these tips:

1. deaf actors need to work closely with deaf directors and
deaf advisors.

2. keep to as few words as possible the sign language dialogue

3. deaf culture should be part of the play plot

4. create time gaps between play scenes; do not
rush scenes through

5. create repeated sign language gestures