Signs of Change for Deaf Performers: Monique Holt / Actor, Director, Writer
Deaf since birth, Actor/Director Monique Holt is cast in many roles usually reserved for the hearing. She leads a movement to make the theater world recognize the potential of those with disabilities.
Monique Holt has appeared in many roles and has explored how dialogue is conveyed without spoken words - "
His Name is Jan
She recently directed an autobiographical play written and performed by a deaf actor
The play "
In the Eyes of a Deaf Child
," which Holt directed, utilized American Sign Language, gestures, slides and occasional English simultaneous interpretation to tell the protagonist's story
Holt has been busy working on various projects, including directing a new musical