Founded in 1967, NTD has a long and rich history as a national and international performing arts organization. NTD pioneered a dual language theatre concept, creating a hybrid of American Sign Language with spoken English that has been seen in all fifty states in the U.S., in thirty-three countries, and on all seven continents throughout the world. Over its 50+ years, NTD has appeared and performed on Broadway, the Disney Channel, on Sesame Street, at the White House, and before luminaries and dignitaries the world over. In 2020, NTD moved to Washington, DC to better position itself as a national organization. With this relocation, NTD is also reevaluating its primary focus on producing and touring. The pause on live theatre due to the Covid-19 pandemic offers NTD the chance to reimagine itself and how it supports the Deaf theatre ecosystem.