Deaf Crows is a new play, written and performed by Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) youth and other members of the Deaf Community. Deaf Crows uses puppetry, mime, mask, projection, and American Sign Language poetry to tell personal stories about growing up deaf and living as a deaf person in a hearing world.
Deaf Crows is written and performed by the ensemble of DHH students from Thom Collegiate, with the support from award-winning multidisciplinary artists, Chrystene Ells and Berny Hi, their Deaf teacher Joanne Weber, and Deaf Elder Allard Thomas. Also featured are members of the Regina Deaf community, including Elder Thomas in a starring role. Be prepared for startling revelations from the lives of DHH youth as they navigate the world with spunk and creativity!
The collaboration has resulted in a drama that truly reflects their experiences growing up. Deaf Crows doesn’t shy away from difficult issues such as language deprivation, isolation, and limited opportunities, but at the same time celebrates the strengths of sign language, Deaf culture, and the life affirming experience of being welcomed into the Deaf community.
Written by The Ensemble Directed by Chrystene Ells Co-Written by Joanne Weber Co-Directed by Joanne Weber and Berny Hi Featuring Deaf Elder, Allard Thomas With Murray Valiaho, Caroline Bergbusch, Twyla Chartrand, Michelle Grodecki, Oscar Grodecki Assistant Director and Technical Director: Berny Hi Interpreters: Jackie Frohlick and Lee Agarand
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