Full Length Drama (4M, 4F) with additional ensemble Bilingual – English, ASL
In the idyllic setting of Martha’s Vineyard, a fiercely protective deaf man and his hearing ex-wife battle over the morality of an impending cochlear implant surgery for their daughter, which will restore her hearing. The conflict is exacerbated by the girl’s torn desires – caught between her parents’ deep-seated betrayals. Woven between the scenes a parallel story emerges, where we discover Alexander Graham Bell, 130 years earlier, whose obsession to find a cure for deafness in the same location leaves loss and betrayal of another kind. SOUND is a deeply theatrical exploration into the worlds of both hearing and deaf cultures to reveal the complex relationship the Deaf world has with the hearing.
SOUND received its world premiere on September 11, 2015 at Azeotrope/ACT Seattle