NEWS FOR AUGUST 2010
Deaf Comedian John Smith Releases New Sketches
Added 27 Aug 2010
John Smith is a profoundly Deaf BSL user. Following on from his hugely successful, first stand up appearance late in 2005, John has moved into bigger and bigger audiences, entertaining in Deaf clubs and theatres countrywide. Using his experiences of growing up Deaf in a hearing world John brings his observations to life, engaging his audience in hours of laughter and reflection. Covering topics such as Current Deaf issues, Deaf politics and School life, John offers an amusing and fascinating insight into being Deaf and the world of British Sign Language.
Power of Silence
Added 11 Aug 2010
Josh is sixteen, he is hard of hearing, and wears hearing aids having suffered from meningitis as a young child. As a result he attends a residential school for deaf children and young people. When his funding for the school is withdrawn, he is forced to return to mainstream education.
This powerful play follows Josh's experiences in his new school and the relationships he builds. Regularly tormented and increasingly isolated at school and home, Josh gradually breaks down the barriers between himself and his hearing school mates through friendship.