Where Our Shadows Meet

An intergenerational story about love, loss and language, told with physical storytelling, live instrumental music, New Zealand Sign Language, and spoken English. This piece is performed by a Deaf and hearing cast and designed to be accessible for d/Deaf and hearing audiences.

A spirited story about a father and daughter who do not share the same language.

Rose’s life only stretches to the four walls of her home. While Rose yearns for her mother, her loving father wants to protect her from the ‘dangers’ of the outside world. Rose just wants to see it for herself. To escape a world where she doesn’t belong, Rose creates a whole new world, where lines of the imagined and the real soon start to blur…

The collision of two worlds, and the pursuit of meeting in the space between.

An intergenerational story about love, loss and language, told with physical storytelling, live instrumental music, New Zealand Sign Language, and spoken English. This piece is performed by a Deaf and hearing cast and designed to be accessible for d/Deaf and hearing audiences.

The development of this piece has been made possible by funding from the NZSL Board, and the Aotearoa New Zealand tour has been possible thanks to funding from Creative New Zealand. We thank both funding bodies for their support.

Where Our Shadows Meet premiered at the Playhouse Theatre, Kirikiriroa Hamilton, Aotearoa New Zealand in January 2021, and tours to Wellington, Wairarapa and Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival in February 2022.

Working with an international Deaf and hearing team, we have turned to zoom to rehearse through lockdowns in Aotearoa New Zealand and in the UK throughout this project.

ALL NZSL information in NZSL video below.

February Tour Dates: (ticket links below)

Circa Theatre – 15th – 19th February 2022

Carterton Events Centre, Wairarapa – 20th February 2022

Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival – 24th February 2022

Creative team:

Director, dramaturg, co-creator: Dr. Laura Haughey.

NZSL Creative Consultation: Rachel Turner.

Performer and co-creators: Thora Hubner, Mihailo Ladevac and Cian Parker.

Music: Dr. Jeremy Mayall.

Sign Theatre Consultant: Denise Armstrong.

Producers for development phase: Kayte Shaw, Cian Parker.

Producer for tour: Vanessa Immink.

Lighting: Alec Forbes.

 

Photo credit: Michael Smith

Performances

  • Pilot Performance

    Playhouse Theatre, Kirikiriroa Hamilton, Aotearoa New Zealand, 23rd Jan 2021

  • Aotearoa New Zealand tour - Wellington Season

    Circa Theatre, 15th - 19th February 2022

  • Aotearoa New Zealand tour - Wairarapa performance

    Carterton Events Centre, 20th February, 2022

  • Aotearoa New Zealand tour - Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival

    Surrealist Garden, Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival, 24th February 2022

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