Shakespeare for the deaf? “Uncontented Love” turns familiar scenes from Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Two Gentlemen of Verona – fight scenes, but also love scenes – into a combination of spoken English, American sign language, gestures and physical movement.
It is the first of seven performances, workshops and lectures this year at D.E.A.F., the Deaf Emerging Artists Festival, which takes place at IRT, 154 Christopher Street, 3B (the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village, NYC), starting Tuesday, June 1, all under ten dollars, some for free.

The schedule:

UNcontentED Love, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 1 and 2, 7 p.m.

Open Mic, Wednesday, June 2, 8:30 p.m.

Box, Thursday, June 3, 7 p.m.
A contemplation of this thing with six sides, twelve edges, and eight corner

DR2, Friday, June 4
Storytellers David Rivera and Douglas Ridloff in a signed and voiced performance

Del-Sign Acting workshop, Saturday, June 5, 2-4 p.m.

Eddie Swayze: ASL poetry performance
Film screening: Miriam Nathan Lerner: The Heart of the Hydrogen Jukebox Saturday, June 5, 7 p.m.

The film offers a kind of history of deaf poetry

Deaf movie actor Andy Vasnick shares his experiences, Sunday, June 6, 2 p.m.

Culture 2010 Deaf Emerging Artists Festival, June 1 – 6