BACKGROUND ON DR. STEVE C. BALDWIN
Dr. Steve C. Baldwin is the President of Deaf Television Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which encompasses literary, theatrical, athletic and television ventures. He oversees the administration of the Foundation in Austin, Texas. Steve is a retired educator who was in the field of deafness for nearly 40 years in five states. He is an award-winning writer who has written books, theatrical plays, magazine and newspaper articles, television programs and documentary films. He produced, wrote and hosted over 100 national television programs for the old Silent Network operation where he was the Corporate Development Manager. Steve received the 1985 West Texas Cultural Achievement Award in Big Spring, Texas, Literary Achievement Award and the Greenmum Leadership Award by National Association of the Deaf and the Barbara Jordan Media Award by Texas Governor Rick Perry in 2012. Steve is the past president, award-winning newsletter editor and secretary of Texas Association of the Deaf. As an expert on Erastus “Deaf” Smith of the Texas Revolution, he developed an award-winning touring exhibit on Smith’s history, which had a stop inside the rotunda of the Capitol of Texas. As a Gallaudet University Hall of Fame inductee, his track and cross-country records remain unbroken since 1967. Steve has a BA in History from Gallaudet University, an MA in Special Education from California State University, Northridge, and a PhD from the University of Texas, Austin in Theatre History, Theory and Criticism.
BOOKS AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
The wanton murder of a deaf pregnant farm girl is all but forgotten for 60 years until doctoral student Keith Flynn, also deaf, discovers the story and decides to look into it. Being mindful of his backspace becomes a matter of life and death as he visits the town where the murder occurred. The investigation becomes a fast-moving journey fraught with unexpected episodes of danger and death. Being targeted in a town full of gossipmongers and strangers, while being irritated by a well-meaning local interpreter, leads Keith to adventurous twists and turns that challenge his survival instincts. The moment of truth, love, and justice for Keith means trusting the world from his daily blind spots. Would you take such a risk while checking your backspace?
PICTURES IN THE AIR: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF THE DEAF
In the late 1950s, a small group of theater professionals met in New York City to establish a troupe that would showcase the unique talents of deaf actors. Pictures in the Air tells of their success in starting the National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD), an institution renowned throughout the world. Author Stephen Baldwin traces the vital work of Edna Levine, the early involvement of Anne Bancroft, and the stagecraft of Gene Lasko and Arthur Penn. Artistic Director David Hays indelibly imprinted the character of the NTD with his concepts, all captured in fine detail in this engrossing book. The great deaf actors also are featured, including Bernard Bragg, Phyllis Frelich, Linda Bove, and Ed Waterstreet, in the company’s most famous productions, The King of Hearts, My Third Eye, Songs from Milkwood, and A Child’s Christmas in Wales. Replete with photographs, this book shows how a startling new venture grew into an artistic repertory company treasured worldwide.
DEAF SMITH COLLECTION (free)
The Statewide Outreach Center (SOC) at Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) is proud to announce the Deaf Smith Collection: a collection of lesson plans, videos, and resources focusing on Erastus “Deaf” Smith, famous hero of the Texas Revolution.
To view the lesson plans, click HERE.
To view the full video, watch below!
FIVE MINUTES WITH STEVE! (Video Series)
“5 MINUTES WITH STEVE!” is a weekly vodcast series by Deaf Culture and History Section of the National Association of the Deaf focusing on all things Deaf Culture and Deaf History! The series is hosted by Dr. Steve Baldwin. Check it out HERE.
• Portfolio of Achievements from 1978 to 2021 (PDF)
• Five Favorite Articles (PDF)
“Arsenic and Old Lace: A Signed Production That Went Ahead of its Time”
“Thomas Edison: The impact of his deafness upon his inventions”
“Of Wine and Wisdom: A Review of Fulton Tontine”
“Jogging Along with Gallaudet President I. King Jordan”
“Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet: Visionary Pioneer”
• Tom Berg/Ruth Seeger Track and Field Classic History (PowerPoint)
• 150th Symposium at Gallaudet University: Theatre History by Steve Baldwin and Bernard Bragg (PowerPoint)
Click HERE to contact Dr. Steve Baldwin for more information or assistance.
ALL MATERIAL IS COPYRIGHTED BY DR. STEVE C. BALDWIN. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.