Ana Maria Belo is a fucking star in Tribes, a play about hearing/Deaf culture clash (Time Out Sydney)

image-7“Billy’s family are sharp and argumentative; as they bicker, their words fly around and over Billy, too fast for lip-reading and too nuanced for him to follow. He is momentarily forgotten; you get the sense he is frequently momentarily forgotten. When Billy asks them to explain their dinner table conversation he is lovingly dismissed and told it doesn’t matter.

Being deaf in a family that talks a lot of shit seems extraordinarily hard. Nothing bears repeating; everything is missed.

When Billy meets Sylvia (Ana Maria Belo), an events worker at a charity for the hearing impaired who  is fluent in sign and immersed in Deaf culture, his world breaks open – and he falls in love”… READ MORE

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