About Wings Company

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[custom_frame_right]roadsigns06[/custom_frame_right] Quest’s Internationally acclaimed Wings Company is an ensemble of deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing performers who receive training in visual theatre and educational methodology. Company members gain professional experience through paid performances, residencies, and workshops. The company tours regionally, nationally, and internationally. The Wings Company has performed in Austria, the Czech Republic, Scotland, Hong Kong, and Australia. Wings Company members have been cast in lead roles at the Kennedy Center, Imagination Stage, Deaf West Theatre, and the Barksdale Theatre. Company members have also appeared in major motion pictures and network television shows. Company members have also been hired as teachers and instructor at schools, theatres, and summer programs.

The Wings Company features a repertoire of shows including: Mosaic, I Carry the Flag, Nano, E[motion]s, Love Currents, and others. If you would like more information about the Wings Company, contact us.

Mission Statement

The Wings Company is a group of deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing performers/teaching artists representing a diverse ethnic, cultural, and artistic panorama committed to:

  • providing personal and professional development to its members
  • developing and producing new visual theatre work of high quality
  • using visual theatre to break down language and cultural barriers

Goals

The Wings Company provides aspiring deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing performers/teaching artists with:

Professional development in:

  • Visual theatre
  • Educational methodology
  • Managing a nonprofit company

Professional theatre/arts-in-education experiences through paid:

  • Performances
  • Workshops
  • Residencies
  • Tours
  • Community engagements

Values

The Wing Company believes in the following values:

  • Personal Development
  • Ideas
  • Teaching
  • Visual theatre/visual communication
  • Professional Development
  • Commitment
  • Creativity
  • Audience feedback and interaction
  • Opening minds
  • Travel
  • Discovering new cultures
  • Performing
  • Diversity

Program Overview

The Wings Company carries out its work by:

  • Planning and conducting professional development experiences for company members. These experiences include:
    • workshops
    • master classes
    • internships
  • Bringing visual theatre to everyone through performances, workshops, and residencies that are welcoming, inclusive, and accessible
  • Developing and producing new work of high quality through an ensemble, exploratory, collaborative, open-ended approach
  • Sharing its work with audiences all over the world
  • Creating environments (internally and externally) that strip away language barriers

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