By now it's no secret that Los Angeles-based Deaf West Theatre's play "Spring Awakening" is a hit on Broadway.
But so far the critics -- who have raved about the play -- have all been members of the hearing community. So what do deaf people think?
The Guardian had the novel idea of assembling a group of critics who are deaf, and their reactions are nuanced in ways that hearing critics would never think of. Their thoughts are helpful both to deaf theatergoers and to the hearing audience.
One example: the importance of facial expression as an accompaniment to American Sign Language.
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