The National Theatre of the Deaf has made its home in Connecticut since it was founded in 1967. Funded by government grants, the group has developed theatre for children and has received acclaim for its adaptations of classic literature. To date, they have had over 10,000 performances world-wide.
The National Theatre of the Deaf's Little Theatre of the Deaf, of which Bove was a founding member, focuses on young audiences. The group appeared on Sesame Street several times in the 1970s, beginning in Episode 0243. In their visits, they performed sign language versions of stories or poems, as well as pantomiming different occupations or activities. In addition to the likes of Ed Waterstreet and Timothy Near, who also appeared on their own as friends of Linda, the troupe members visiting Sesame Street from the 1970s through the 1980s included the following: