Sunshine 2.0, a professional traveling theater troupe based at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, N.Y., performed on April 8, 2019, at the Castellani Art Museum on the Niagara University campus.
“My World” incorporated interactive games, experiments, and sign language around the topic of reducing waste in our everyday lives. Approximately 150 people attended the event, including members of the St. Mary’s School for the Deaf community.
Using unique approaches to theater and dance, Sunshine 2.0 develops programs, workshops, and performances that highlight the growing fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEM) education and other general educational topics through arts. The performances are presented by both hearing and Deaf actors in voice and in American Sign Language, are accessible to all audience members, and cover subjects for people of all ages.
The event was sponsored by Niagara University’s American Sign Language and Deaf Studies program. Students who minor in ASL and Deaf Studies earn a "degree with a difference," and develop a unique knowledge base and skill set applicable to any career.