This performance is a collaboration between Prairie Puppet Underground and the Deaf Crows Collective that evolved from the production Deaf Crows presented at The Artesian in Regina, June 2016. Following the tremendous success, sold-out extended run, and invitations to present Deaf Crows across Canada, Joanne Weber and other members of the Regina Deaf community recognized the need for a Deaf voice in the theatre and arts scene, and Deaf Crows Collective was born. Nay's Story is an extension of this collaboration, and the first offering from the Deaf Crows Collective in which Nay recounts his experience of fleeing from Burma with his mother at the age of two, spending five years hiding in the jungle, settling in a Thai refugee camp for ten years, and finally arriving in Saskatchewan where he has been given a means to communicate through ASL, and become part of the Deaf community in Saskatchewan. Nay tells his story entirely through the use of ASL Poetry, a performative form of sign language, and shadow puppetry designed and performed by the Prairie Puppet Underground. Nay's Story is presented by Deaf Crows Collective and Prairie Puppet Underground.
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