Broadway Sign Language Interpreter Sues

Attendees watch a virtual reality headset presentation of Disney On Broadway shows including The Lion King during the Walt Disney D23 Expo in Anaheim, California on September 9, 2022. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • He claimed that he got an email from the Theatre Development Fund accessibility programs on April 2 saying that “it’s no longer appropriate to have White interpreters represent Black characters for ASL Broadway shows.”
  • Wann and his lawyer, Josh Pepper, spoke to “Fox & Friends” on Monday about the lawsuit.
  • Wann said he “just looked at it and said, ‘What they’re saying here — I think this is illegal,’” which is when he spoke to the attorney.

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