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Openly Deaf Gay Man Named New Director of the National Theater of the Deaf

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Aaron Kubey is the new executive director-president of the National Theatre of the Deaf, which has gone through financial crises, leadership changes and relocations in the past few years.

Kubey, a paralegal in a New York law firm, is currently artistic director of the New York Deaf Theatre.

Kubey takes over the position Nov. 5 at the 40-year-old organization, now based in West Hartford. He succeeds Paul L. Winters, who served as executive director for four years and has been a board member since 2001.

Kubey is a 1994 graduate of the Model Secondary School for the Deaf at Gallaudet University in Washington. He worked with NTD’s Los Angeles Little Theatre of the Deaf from 1995 to 1997.

He also worked with Deaf West in Los Angeles and the Centerlight Theatre in Chicago before joining the New York Deaf Theatre.

He participated in the Professional Theatre School in Chester in 1995 under the auspices of the National Theatre of the Deaf.

(( Source: The Hartford Courant / Frank Rizzo – Photo Credit: Theater Gay City News ))