VIDEO: Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING Inspires Ingrid Michaelson's New Video

VIDEO: Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING Inspires Ingrid Michaelson's New Video

As reported by People, after watching the Deaf West Theatre Company's SPRING AWAKENING performance on the 2016 Tony Award telecast, indie pop artist Ingrid Michaelson was inspired to create a new video version of her breakup single, "Hell No," which was released in April,

As seen below, the new video features six Deaf West actors, who range from hard of hearing to deaf, performing the lyrics translated to American Sign Language.

Deaf West's artistic director DJ Kurs says, "We were honored that Ingrid was moved enough by our production of Spring Awakening to invite us to collaborate with her. Our mission is to bridge the divide between the hearing and deaf worlds, and our collaboration is a significant step towards this goal. Our company is always exploring the synergy between ASL and music, and we're thrilled that our work is being seen by a new audience."

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VIDEO: Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING Inspires Ingrid Michaelson's New Video

Here is the original "Hell No" video:

The North Hollywood-based Deaf West Theatre Company has served as a model for deaf theatre worldwide since it was founded 1991, by Ed Waterstreet. Noted for being the first professional resident Sign Language Theatre in the western half of the United States, the institution's productions, actors and directors have won more than 80 theatre awards for artistic merit. Visit

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