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 generous funding from the NZSL Board.

Our latest production premiered in Kirikiriroa Hamilton, Aotearoa New Zealand in January 2021!

The piece premiered at the Playhouse Theatre, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts at 7pm on Saturday 23rd Jan 2021.

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.

Creative team:

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

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

Music: Dr. Jeremy Mayall.

NZSL Consultation: Rachel Turner.

Sign Theatre Consultant: Denise Armstrong.

Producer: Kayte Shaw, Cian Parker.

 

Photo credit: Michael Smith

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