About this Artist
DJ Kurs became the Artistic Director of Deaf West Theatre in 2012. He has produced several award-winning plays and musicals, including Spring Awakening, which he shepherded from its beginnings as an intimate 99-seat theater production in Los Angeles before it went on to Broadway, earning multiple Tony Award® nominations. Kurs sees his role at Deaf West as integral to his continued advocacy and activism within the Deaf community. To that end, he is an in-demand public speaker and panelist: he has given talks at the Berkeley Forum and at special events such as the 50th Anniversary of the National Endowment of the Arts.