Chronicles of a Black Deaf Blind GIrl
by Deaf Austin Theatre

May. 30 - Jun. 02

Ghari is a 30-something year old woman whose life has just begun. Everything is new. She’s moved to a new city, learned a new language, started a new career, and is newly single. Join Ghari as she navigates her “new normal” and tackles the dating world…while DeafBlind…and Black.

Chronicles is a multimedia production that includes dialogue, music, dance and other performance modes.

Deaf Austin Theatre (DAT) continues its vigorous 5th season with Chronicles of a Black Deaf Blind Girl, written and performed by Ashlea Hayes and choreography by Joey Antonio. Artistic Director Brian Cheslik (Cinderella, The Laramie Project, and Next to Normal) directs this sensational show about one woman’s journey into the dating world as a woman who is black, Deaf and Blind. 

The cast features Ashlea Hayes (VOCA’s A Not So Quiet Nocturne, DAT’s The Laramie Project, The Oracle, Deaf West’s Oedipus) and Joey Antonio (Deaf Broadway’s RENT, Dance Camp, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Deaf West’s Spring Awakening). This production marks the third collaboration between Ashlea Hayes and DAT (The Laramie Project and Tiny Beautiful Things). 

Chronicles of a Black Deaf Blind Girl runs May 30 – June 2.

COABDBG follows the story of a 30-something-year-old woman whose life has just begun, as she navigates through the newfound state of dating and its struggles, and the social prejudice. Hayes creates a world that has gone cynical, hilariously peeling off layers of hypocrisy and societal pressure. Note: this play has depictions of sexual assault; audience of 18 years old and older is recommended. 

This astonishing one-woman play will be accessible with American Sign Language, Spoken English, and English supertitles. 

Accessibility: Performed in American Sign Language, Spoken English, and English Supertitles

Deaf Austin Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, whose purpose is to enrich, inspire, educate, create and entertain the Austin community by producing live theatre experiences in American Sign Language (ASL), theatre workshops and acting camps. 

Chronicles of a Black Deaf Blind GIrl
by Ashlea Hayes
Deaf Austin Theatre

May 30 - June 02, 2024
Sterling Events Center
6134 U.S. 290 Frontage Road
Austin, TX, 78752

May 30 - June 2, 2024

Sterlling Stage Austin, 6134 E Hwy 290, Austin  78752


Thursday, May 30th at 7 pm

Friday, May 31st at 7 pm

Saturday, June 1st at 2 pm *LIVE STREAMED*

Saturday, June 1st at 7 pm

Sunday, June 2nd July at 2 pm

Sunday, June 2nd July at 7 pm

Warnings: Please be advised that “Chronicles of a Black Deaf Blind Girl” has depictions of sexual assault. The play is recommended for adults.

Performances will be in American Sign Language, with spoken English and English supertitles.

Funding for Chronicles of a Black Deaf Blind Girl is provided by a grant from the City of Austin Economic Development.

In Person Tickets:

LiveStream Tickets:

(via DAT)

(via DAT)


[poster art by Jack & Bec]