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POSTED 5 May 2007

Dear Friend of the National Theatre of the Deaf,

We want to share with you that Dr. Paul L. Winters, Executive Director / President, has recently informed the NTD Board of Trustees that he plans to retire by December 31, 2007. We are now beginning the search to identify a similarly dynamic individual to guide the NTD into the next decade.

Paul will have served as Executive Director for four years and has been associated with the NTD since 2001 when he became a Board member. He has kept the NTD alive and progressing while going through some rough times, especially when the Federal funding cycle was abruptly discontinued. This similar situation was experienced by other theatre and arts organizations throughout the nation. He has led the retrenchment and reinvigoration of the NTD through a variety of challenges during this period, including the unexpected elimination of Federal funding. The Board wants to thank Paul for his untiring and dedicated efforts to strengthen the NTD as a theatrical organization and wishes Paul the best in the forthcoming retirement along with his wife and family.

This year, 2007, the NTD reaches its 40th anniversary year with many achievements to its credit. Above all, the NTD Deaf and Hearing actors / actresses, directors, and cast members have created a new dramatic art form. This art form presents with both signs and voices of beauty and power – one for the EYE and one for the EAR. This unique dual sensory style has expanded the boundaries of theatrical expression, enabling our performances to unfold in two languages – American Sign Language and spoken English – appealing to all audiences, Deaf and Hearing, everywhere around the world.

Through the magical art of theatre, the NTD has created a far-reaching and profound impact on society’s perception of Deaf people, promoting increased awareness, respect, and empowerment.

Although we are sorry to see Paul go, we are also looking forward to finding the right person to guide this National Treasure into the future. If you know anyone who might be qualified and interested in leading the NTD, please pass the Position Announcement (attached below) on to him or her. Thank you for your help in this matter and your continuing support of NTD.

Sincerely, Dr. Harvey J. Corson
Chairman, Board of Trustees
National Theatre of the Deaf



Executive Director / President, National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD)

Serve as a chief executive officer, reporting to the Board of Trustees.
Manage and supervise various activities of the NTD as a 501 (c) 3 corporation consistent with the mission of the NTD.
Supervise staff and contractors in the areas of theatrical productions and touring, development, fundraising, public relations, public awareness and marketing.
Monitor trends and developments in theatrical community to maintain relevance of productions and educational materials.
Monitor developments in the Deaf community and its relationship to the Hearing community to ensure that productions serve goals of awareness, cultural enrichment and inclusiveness.
Maintain, foster, and enhance relationships with key constituencies, including schools and colleges serving Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children and adults, Deaf educators, U.S. Department of Education, National Endowment for the Arts, foundations, corporate supporters and major donors.
Ensure timely filing of reports and grant applications.
Maintain financial accountability for all funds.
Ensure compliance with 501 (c) 3 of Federal Tax Code and other statutory requirements for non-profit organizations.
Coordinate scheduling and logistics of the Board meetings.
Attend all regular and special meetings of the Board.
Report to the Board regarding operations and activities.
Other duties as determined / assigned by the Board of Trustees.

Possession of a BA / MA degree.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in leadership / management role.
Experience in theatre and / or theatre management preferred.
Experience in working with Deaf individuals desirable.
Knowledge of / experience in fundraising and preparation of grant proposals.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Sign language skills preferred or willingness to learn.

Deadline: June 15, 2007

Inquiries / Application with resume and three letters of reference to:
Dr. Harvey Corson, Chair
Search Committee
National Theatre of the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107



Southwest Connecticut Mental Health System
Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center
1635 Central Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604


National Theatre of the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107



The National Theatre of the Deaf will hold its annual Spring Benefit Performance on Saturday, May 5th at 7pm. The performance will be held in The Bruyette Athenaeum’s Hoffman Auditorium on the campus of Saint Joseph College in West Hartford, CT.

Attendees will be treated to a short performance by local drummer and Connecticut Master Teaching Artist Bob Bloom ( followed by a full performance of the Little Theatre of the Deaf’s current production, Next Stop: Africa.

Proceeds from the performance will be used to support NTD’s current operations and future projects. Those wishing to purchase tickets in support of NTD are encouraged to call the Frances Driscoll Box Office at 860-231-5555 or to visit Ticket prices are $25 for adults and $15 for children under 12.

For more information on the National Theatre of the Deaf, please visit




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