2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play | 2012 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award | 2012 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Play and nominated for The Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best New Play
Meet Billy: he was born deaf, but has grown up lip-reading in the midst of his fiercely intelligent and unconventional family. Meet Sylvia: she was born to deaf parents and is gradually losing her own hearing. As Sylvia teaches Billy sign language, their worlds begin to align just as Billy’s family grapple with his new-found independence.
A runaway hit in London and off-Broadway, TRIBES delves into our universal desire to belong and to be heard with startling humour and biting accuracy.
PLAYWRIGHT: NINA RAINE
DIRECTOR: SUSANNA DOWLING
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: JANINE WATSON
CAST: ANA MARIA BELO, GARTH HOLCOMBE, STEPHEN JAMES KING, GENEVIEVE LEMON, AMBER McMAHON, SEAN O’SHEA & LUKE WATTS
DESIGNER: RITA CARMODY
LIGHTING DESIGNER: BENJAMIN BROCKMAN
SOUND DESIGNER: DARYL WALLIS
A/V DESIGNER: TIM HOPE
WARDROBE: ALANA CANCERI
PRODUCTION PHOTOS: CLARE HAWLER
Four stars “Compelling, thought-provoking and very moving all at once.” Daily Review
“Every character in this play has been skilfully conceived and carefully written by an incredibly perceptive and clever playwright.” “Another theatrical ‘scoop’ for the Ensemble.” Stage Whispers
Four Stars “Nina Raine’s critically acclaimed play is a thoughtful exploration of language, culture, and connection in the form of a family drama.” TimeOut