A group of artists from Oregon Shakespeare Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre were adapting TITUS ANDRONICUS into a bilingual adaptation, using Shakespeare's text alongside American Sign Language. We explored the adaptation, focusing on three scenes, at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre from January 5 to 8, with a final presentation on Sunday evening, January 8th.
In the fall of September 2016, I was co-producing the workshop and a staged reading of Yasmina Reza's ART in ASL with Steppenwolf Theatre. In this unique staged reading, the play was performed simultaneously in ASL and Spoken English, matching Yasmina Reza’s prose with the visual language of ASL.
In early January 2016, Robert appeared in SIGNS at The Gift Theatre as part of a 10-play series, each lasting 10 minutes. Playwright Michael Patrick Thornton created this play especially for Robert to showcase his unique skills.