Now extended through Sunday, March 2!
Billy, a young deaf man whose hearing family has never listened to him, comes to define his identity on his own terms in this sophisticated drama about family, belonging, and the limitations of language.
Many upcoming performances of Tribes by Nina Raine will be ASL interpreted. The play is about Billy, who was born deaf into a garrulous academic family who raised him to lip read and integrate into the hearing world. When he meets Sylvia—who’s going deaf herself—Billy decides it’s time to speak on his own terms, sending shock waves through the family. Playing out in sign language, argument, music, and mesmerizing silence, this sophisticated drama examines family, belonging, and the limitations of language. A moving and surprising play from a rising star of the British theatre, presented in cooperation with Gallaudet University.
The play has received positive reviews, including:
“The best-written, best-plotted, deepest, most daring—and funniest—new play in recent years.” —The Wall Street Journal
For performance days and times, click here.
*BONUS * – check out ASL Bridge, which offers a wide variety of upcoming activities for deaf and hard of hearing citizens, ASL interpreters, and more. To access ASL Bridge, click here.