Friday, January 10, 2014

Deaf star of 'Tribes' wants theater world to listen

During the stage production of Tribes, a young man explodes in sign at his father--who learns Chinese but is unwilling to study sign language. In the Steppenwolf Theatre production of the show, taking place in Chicago right now, John McGinty plays Billy. He tells the Chicago Tribune "I don't think the hearing audience fully understands the implicit slight there. But when we have deaf people in our audience, we really can feel their reaction." Read the full article here.

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