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About the Company
UGANDA DEAF SILENT THEATRE
Uganda Deaf Silent Theatre
Uganda Deaf Silent Theatre was founded by Uganda National Association of the Deaf and the Silent Theatre Sweden/Swedish Deaf Association in 2004. The 11-member group consists of eight actors who are deaf, two interpreters, and one project leader trained in theatrical skills by Tyst Teater in Sweden. The project is part of advocacy and lobbying for equal participation and inclusion of people who are deaf in society. The objectives of the project are to raise awareness about the creative abilities of people who are deaf, to publicize sign language, and to sensitize people who are deaf about pertinent issues like HIV/AIDS and human rights.