Chicago Advocates for Signed Theatre records
Scope and Contents
The Chicago Advocates for Signed Theatre records contain minutes, correspondence, financial information, publicity, photographs, and newsletters. This collection also includes outside, non- C.A.S.T. reference materials, much of which concern disability rights of the hearing impaired.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research use.
Biographical / Historical
Chicago Advocates for Signed Theatre (C.A.S.T.) was formed to explore the relationship between the deaf/hearing-impaired community and the professional theater community and to foster the exchange of information and services that enhances the accessibility of live theatre to deaf and hearing impaired persons in the Chicago area. C.A.S.T. was the first group in Chicago formed solely to facilitate the marketing, research, and development of interpreted performances. In addition to consultation on the interpretation of plays, C.A.S.T. sponsored annual interpreter auditions each year as well as workshops and classes for its membership and the community at large.
7.25 Linear Feet (20 boxes)
Language of Materials
This collection is organized into two series: 1. General Files; 2. Oversized. Each series is arranged alphabetically by topic.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession 1995.42; 1997.28. These materials were donated by Leslie Shook, theatre manager for the Theatre School at DePaul University. She was a founding member and President of the Board of Directors of C.A.S.T.
- Guide to Chicago Advocates for Signed Theatre records
- CT 1997
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English