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Since its beginning in January 1995, TDF's Access for Young Audiences has served over 13,000 elementary and secondary school students who are deaf or hard of hearing from 29 different schools in the New York area.


Volunteer Opportunities

To find out more about joining the Friends or YPC
Contact Joy Cooper, Director of Development, (212) 912-9770 ext. 340 or Chris Reichheld, Individual Giving Manager, ext. 341.
TDF understands the importance of volunteers in our work.

The Friends of TDF

Since 2005, the Friends of TDF have volunteered their time and talents to help TDF raise our profile in the community by planning outreach events to engage their diverse network of family, friends and colleagues. Additionally, the Friends assist with specific TDF programs throughout the year.

The Young Patrons Committee (YPC)

The YPC is comprised of theatre lovers, artists, business professionals, arts managers, dance enthusiasts, consultants, nurses, accountants, performing arts supporters, movers and shakers. The committee is made up of young professionals, ages 23-40, who come together to create and participate in projects that raise awareness and support for TDF's programs.