BAGGAGE, written and directed by Gallaudet senior theatre major Nikolya Sereda, follows Michaela as she explores her sexuality and her Deaf identity, and learns about toxic relationships and unrequited love. Michaela is transferring to a mainstream program at a hearing high school, leaving behind her long-time crush at her deaf school. They share a love of music and their favorite musical RENT. But at the new school, she meets Isabel who also loves music, so naturally Michaela introduces her to the Broadway show. Then things get complicated. RENT played a very large role in Nikolya's self-discovery when she was growing up and as a Deaf writer, she wanted to create a work that shines a light on the relationship between Deaf people and music, an experience that she had to navigate herself.
Performances are February 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm; and February 16, 17, 23, and 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the Gilbert C. Eastman Studio Theatre located in Elstad Annex 131, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002 [Metro – RED line – NoMa-Gallaudet]. Free, on-campus parking is available.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be no spoken English accompaniment for the ASL/Deaf scenes during the four (4) matinee performances on February 16, 17, 23, and 24, 2019. During the other six (6) evening performances, all ASL dialogue will have spoken English accompaniment and all spoken English dialogue will be captioned.
This production runs approximately two and a half (2.5) hours including one (1) intermission.
Appropriate for patrons 14 years old and up due to mature subject matter and language (children who are 5 years old or younger will not be permitted in the theatre).
Seating is limited to 100 seats per show. There will be one (1) late seating break 15 minutes after the show starts.
Adults (including Gallaudet faculty/staff/alumni and senior citizens) - $15 online (with a credit card), $20 at the Box Office Window (with cash or a local check; no credit cards)
Non-Gallaudet students (students attending any other school), part-time Gallaudet students (i.e., students taking ASL or PST classes; or students who have not paid the spring 2019 semester unit fee), and full-time Gallaudet students who have paid the spring 2019 semester unit fee and already received their "one free ticket with ID" but want to see the show a second time - $10 online (with a credit card - use the Non-Gallaudet Student category), $15 at the Box Office Window (with cash or a local check; no credit cards)
Groups of 10 people or more - send a message through TICKETLEAP or email [email protected]
Gallaudet Students - Full-time students who have paid the spring 2019 semester unit fee receive one (1) free ticket with their ID. This ticket must be picked up in the Theatre and Dance Program main office located in Elstad Annex 120. DO NOT buy a Gallaudet student ticket using the online credit card system (TICKETLEAP) unless you are sure that you do not qualify for the one (1) free ticket with ID.
The online credit card system (TICKETLEAP) is available 24/7. The Box Office Window (cash or a local check; no credit cards) will be open one (1) hour before the start of each performance.
This online credit card system (TICKETLEAP) stops processing credit card transactions two (2) hours before the start of the event. Once credit card transactions stop, ticket purchases must be made at the Box Office Window with cash or a local check - no credit cards.
ALL ticket sales are final - there are no refunds and no exchanges (regardless of how you acquired your ticket). Please arrive early to facilitate parking and to select your seat.