Tribes

TRIBES

By Nina Raine
Directed by M. Bevin O'Gara

Run Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission.

Please Note: There will be no late seating.

NOW EXTENDED THROUGH OCT 19!

Born deaf into an argumentative academic family, Billy was pushed to assimilate into the hearing world as best he could by reading lips and staying out of the way. But when a young woman introduces him to the Deaf community, Billy decides it is time his family learns to communicate with him on his terms.

WARNING: Strong language


ASL-interpreted performances:

ASL Interpreted Performances

SUN, OCT 6 at 7PM ASL SEATS SOLD OUT
FRI, OCT 11 at 8PM ASL SEATS SOLD OUT
SUN, OCT 13 at 3PM ADDED PERFORMANCE
Please email jackiehowe@speakeasystage.com for details or call 617-482-3279.

Cast | Production Staff | Playwright


Cast

JAMES CAVERLY

JAMES CAVERLY (Billy) SpeakEasy: debut. James has been involved with the National Theatre of the Deaf for two years appearing in Journey of Identity, Stories In My Pocket Too, The W-5s: Stories Behind, and A Child's Christmas in Wales. In Washington DC, he appeared in Faction of Fools' Tales of Courage and Poultry as well as Tales of Honor and Anchovies. At Gallaudet University, he performed in L'Abbe de L'Eppe, UnContented Love, Spoon River Anthology, Urinetown, and Agamemnon,but his proudest accomplishment was directing Noises Off in which it gained recognition from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival at Region II in 2011. He would like to give thanks to his family and friends for all the drama in his life.

ADRIANNE KRYSTANSKY

ADRIANNE KRSTANSKY* (Beth) returns to SpeakEasy after having appeared in Body Awareness and Snakebit. In New York City and regionally she has appeared at The Public Theater, Atlantic Theater Company, Steppenwolf Theatre, LaJolla Playhouse. In New England, she has appeared at the American Repertory Theater, Commonwealth Shakespeare, New Repertory Theatre, Lyric Stage Company, Boston Playwrights Theatre, Gloucester Stage Company among others. Film credits include Carol in The Company Men.

KATHRYN MYLES

KATHRYN MYLES* (Ruth) SpeakEasy: debut. Recent Boston area credits include: Our Town (Huntington Theatre Company – 2013 Elliot Norton & IRNE Awards; Outstanding Production), These Shining Lives (Stoneham Theatre), Pericles (Actors’ Shakespeare Project), Trout Stanley (Exquisite Corps), A Feeble Mind (Brown Box Theatre Project),Enron (Zeitgeist Stage), Melancholy Play (Holland Productions) and Macbeth, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing (Hampshire Shakespeare Company). Upcoming: Henry VIII(Actors’ Shakespeare Project). Ms. Myles holds a degree in theater from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. http://www.kathrynmyles.com

NAEL NACER

NAEL NACER* (Daniel) is delighted to make his SpeakEasy debut. Area credits include: Our Town (Huntington Theatre Company, IRNE award); Shear Madness (Charles Playhouse); Distracted (Underground Railway Theater); The Kite Runner and Lungs (New Repertory Theatre); The Temperamentals and Animal Crackers (Lyric Stage Company); Love Person, 1001, The Aliens, and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Company One); The Farm and Gary (Boston Playwrights' Theatre); The Flu Season (Whistler in the Dark); Waters Rising and Shouting Theatre in a Crowded Fire (National Theatre of Allston); A Number (Payomet PAC); and Polaroid Stories (Tinderbox Stage Company). Off-Broadway credits: The Hiding Place (59E59) and Lemonade (NYC Fringe Festival).

PATRICK SHEA

PATRICK SHEA* (Christopher) is very happy to mark his first appearance with SpeakEasy Stage. Mr. Shea began his career in the Acting Ensemble of the New York Shakespeare Festival and in the Broadway production of Child’s Play. A veteran cast member of Shear Madness here in Boston, he has also performed at New Rep, Merrimack Rep, Gloucester Stage, The Wilbur Theatre, The Nickerson Theatres and Worcester Foothills. He’s also made several appearances as an actor and narrator with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and Boston Lyric Opera. His film credits include Infinitely Polar Bear, Ted, The Invention of Lying, Gone Baby Gone, Mystic River, Killer Flood, and By the Sea.

ERICA SPYRES

ERICA SPYRES* (Sylvia) returns to SpeakEasy after having appeared in The Light in the Piazza (IRNE Award). Recent credits include Master Class and Marry Me a Little (New Rep); Of Mice & Men (Moonbox); Avenue Q (IRNE Award, Elliot Norton nomination), Time Stands Still (Elliot Norton nomination), The Mikado (Lyric Stage); and Pirates! (Huntington). Erica is a busy corporate spokesperson, radio/TV announcer, and can be seen and heard on commercials throughout the US. She coaches for My College Audition and is a member of Actors' Equity Association. www.ericaspyres.com

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Production Staff

PAUL DAIGNEAULT (Producing Artistic Director) Since founding SpeakEasy in 1992, Paul has produced over 100 Boston Premieres. SpeakEasy directing highlights include: In the Heights; Xanadu; Next to Normal; Nine; Body Awareness; The Great American Trailer Park Musical; [title of show]; The Savannah Disputation; Jerry Springer -The Opera; The New Century; Some Men; Zanna, Don’t!; Parade (2008 Elliot Norton Award – Outstanding Director, Midsize Company); Almost, Maine; Caroline, or Change; Take Me Out; Company; A Man of No Importance (co-production Súgán); Bat Boy: The Musical (2003 Elliot Norton Award – Outstanding Director, Small Company); Passion; A New Brain; Violet; Songs for a New World; Floyd Collins; Jeffrey; and Love! Valour! Compassion! Regional credits: Grand Hotel and Nine (The Boston Conservatory and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music); Rent, City of Angels and Sunday in the Park with George (The Boston Conservatory); and Into the Woods, Urinetown and Blue Window (Boston College). Paul is also on the faculty at The Boston Conservatory where he teaches musical theater and directing. In 2007, Paul was honored with the Boston College Arts Council’s Alumni Award for Distinguished Achievement and he served as the 2011-2012 Rev. J. Donald Monan S.J. Professor in Theatre Arts. Beyond the theater Paul serves on the Boards of the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center and the ICU Patient & Family Advisory Council at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

SABRINA DENNISON (Director of Artistic Sign Language) returns to SpeakEasy having served as ASL Coach for last season’s production of Clybourne Park. Sabrina was awarded Miss Hampton Beach as second runner-up 1986, first runner-up 1987, and crowned 1988. Played a major acting role in Siskel and Ebert’s 1990 top six Hollywood movie, “Santa Sangre,” directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky. Sabrina’s professional acting experience continued with U.S. tour including Ireland with the National Theater of the Deaf, when she took on the role of Greta, in “Ophelia.” Sabrina continued

her tour with the Little Theater of the Deaf, where she performed a variety of stage productions for elementary school children, including The Brown Bag Princess and Jack Built a House, to name a few. Sabrina completed ASL translation for Yale University’s Twelfth Night. She took on the role of an ASL consultant in a Broadway musical Avenue Q (Broadway Across America), Trumpery, What the Butler Saw, The Lady Hamlet (Boston University School of Theatre), All’s Well That Ends Well (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company), The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, directed by Jim Petosa(Boston University School of Theatre), and Arabian Night, directed by Daniel Gidron (Central Square Theatre, Cambridge, MA). Played major role in Aditi Brennan Kapil’s production, Love Person, directed by Bevin O’Gara (Boston Center of the Arts). A proud Cape Cod native, where her late father was the only Bay Stater to be convicted of piracy (Robin Hood style) in 20th Century. is an avid artist in Newtonville. I dedicate this performance to my Mommie for making me who I am today. I love you and I miss you.

JESSICA DOONAN (ASL Interpreter Coordinator) was the Rehearsal ASL Interpreter for SpeakEasy Stage's Clybourne Park. She has a degree in Theater and American Sign Language from Northeastern University. Her previous show experience includes Two Gentleman of Verona (ASL Interpreter, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company), Song’s for a Winter’s Night (ASL Interpreter, Voices Rising), The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (ASL Interpreter, Boston University), Coriolanus (ASL Feeder, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company), Love Person (ASL Interpreter/Coordinator, Company One) and Porgy and Bess (Translation Assistant, American Repertory Theater).

ARSHAN GAILUS (Sound Designer) returns to SpeakEasy after designing sound for Clybourne Park and designing sound and composing original music for The Divine Sister. Other area credits include Lungs (New Repertory Theatre); Chinglish, Avenue Q, The Temperamentals, Superior Donuts, and The Understudy (The Lyric Stage Company); Macbeth and Twelfth Night (Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Design) (Actors’ Shakespeare Project); The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Design), 1001, and Grimm (Company One). Arshan’s other work includes sound design and composition for independent video games in the Boston area and internationally. Arshan holds a B.S. in Music from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

GARRETT HERZIG (Projections Designer) is designing for SpeakEasy Stage for the first time. He has designed projections locally for Ryan Landry's M (Huntington Theatre Company), Chinglish (The Lyric Stage Company of Boston) and Sugar (ArtsEmerson). Garrett has been the projections technician for the Huntington Theatre for many productions over the past four seasons. He works as the Assistant Lighting Supervisor for the Office of the Arts at Emerson College where he also teaches the Master Electrician course. garrettherzig.com

MEGAN F. KINNEEN (Properties Supervisor) is a freelance set designer, scenic artist, props artisan and illustrator. Recent set design credits include A Streetcar Named Desire for Wax Wings Productions and Caucasian Chalk Circle at the Apollinaire Theater Company. Props experience includes productions at Central Square Theater, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Boston Playwright’s Theater and Suffolk University. Her previous scene painting credits include work at Cobalt Studios, Glimmerglass Opera, Cyco Scenic Studios and Boston Playwright's Theater. Her portfolio can be found online at mfkdesign.com.

PAUL MELONE (General Manager / Production Manager) has managed over 80 plays, musicals, concerts, cabarets, and special events for SpeakEasy Stage. In addition, he will direct the company’s productions of Carrie the Musical (May2014); directed Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (2013 Elliot Norton Award - Outstanding Director); reasons to be pretty; Adding Machine: A Musical (2010 Elliot Norton Award - Outstanding Director);The Little Dog Laughed; Fat Pig; The Moonlight Room; Our Lady of 121st Street; and The Shape of Things. Other local directing credits include The Apple Tree (The Boston Conservatory), Curse of the Starving Class(Apollinaire Theatre Company), and Things Beyond Our Control (Brandeis University). Paul is a graduate of Boston University’s Theatre Department.

MARY LAUVE (Costume Design) Designed costumes for last season's Clybourne Park, her first show at SpeakEasy Stage. A longtime member of the Huntington Theatre costume department, Mary has worked on more than fifty productions there, some highlights being Candide, The Thirty Nine Steps, She Loves Me and Two Men of Florence. For multiple seasons, she’s spent the summer on Boston Common with Commonwealth Shakespeare and has also had the opportunity to work with New Rep, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Early Music Festival, Arts Emerson, the Boston Pops and many other organizations in this area’s vibrant arts community.

M. BEVIN O’GARA (Director) returns to SpeakEasy Stage after directing Clybourne Park last season. Other local directing credits include You for Me For You, Love Person, and The Pain and the Itch (Company One); Matt and Ben (Central Square Theater); Two Wives in India and Gary (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre); 2.5 Minute Ride (Downstage @ New Rep); Othello and The Crucible (New Rep On Tour); Melancholy Play (Holland Productions); Bat Boy: The Musical (Metro Stage); Tattoo Girl, Painting You, and Artifacts (Williamstown Theatre Festival Workshop); and ANTI-KISS (3 Monkeys Theatrical Productions). She has also worked with New Repertory Theatre, the Gaiety Theatre of Dublin, and the Actors Centre of Australia. Ms. O’Gara is an Associate Producer at the Huntington Theatre Company where she will be directing Melinda Lopez's Becoming Cuba this spring. She has a BFA from Boston University in Theatre Studies.

AMANDA OSTROW (Wardrobe Supervisor) SpeakEasy: In the Heights, Clybourne Park, Other Desert Cities, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Motherfu**er with the Hat and Xanadu. International Touring Credit: The Aluminum Show. Local credits: A Christmas Carol (Hanover Theater); Gross Indecency (Bad Habit Productions); Spring Awakening, North Shore Fish, This is Our Youth, Divas Cabaret, Crimes of the Heart and Carnival (Gloucester Stage Company); The Understudy, Nicholas Nickleby, Blithe Spirit, Lady Day, Groundswell, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Kiss Me, Kate, Grey Gardens, Speech & Debate, The Mystery of Irma Vep, November, Souvenir (Lyric Stage); Hairspray, The Music Man, Into the Woods, La Cage Aux Folles, Mame, Hello, Dolly! (Reagle Music Theatre); Medea, Hamlet (Actor’s Shakespeare Project); Not Enough Air, The Cherry Orchard, Buried Child (Nora Theatre Company); Design For Living (The Publick Theatre). Amanda received her BA in Media Studies and Business at The University of Southern Maine and is an EMC in Stage Management.

ALIX STRASNICK (Technical Director) is excited to be back at SpeakEasy in the role of Technical Director. Past SpeakEasy Credits Include In the Heights, Clybourne Park, and Other Desert Cities. She also served as Master Electrician for SpeakEasy’s productions of Next Fall and The Divine Sister. Alix is the Assistant Technical Director at the Groton School (The Crucible, Urinetown). Other credits include Good Person, The Land (Fort Point Theatre Channel), Rock and Roll, Lend me a Tenor (Longwood Players), and She Kills Monsters (Company One).

MICHELE TEEVAN (Production Assistant) SpeakEasy: What Lips My Lips Have Kissed (SM); Clybourne Park (PA); Other Desert Cities (PA); All About Election Eve (SM); Next to Normal (PA); Red (PA); Sorry, Wrong Number (ASM); The Divine Sister (PA) and The Blue Room (SM). Boston: Amadeus (PA) and Little Shop of Horrors (PA) with New Repertory Theatre; The Nutcracker (ASM) with Northeast Youth Ballet; The Death of Tintagiles (SM) and Cruel Botany (SM) with imaginary beasts; The Fakus: A Noir (SM) with Centastage and Romeo and Juliet (SM) with the Happy Medium Theatre Company. Upcoming Productions includeHenry VII (PA) with Actors Shakespeare Project and The Whale (PA) with SpeakEasy. She graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Stage and Production Management in 2011 and works Part Time as SpeakEasy's Associate Production Manager.

CRISTINA TODESCO (Scenic Design) is pleased to be working with SpeakEasy again after designing last season’s Clybourne Park. Other SpeakEasy credits include: The Divine Sister, Red, Body Awareness, The New Century, and Reckless. Cristina has also designed productions for The Lyric Stage Company of Boston, NewRep, Harbor Stage, Boston Playwright’s Theatre, The Boston Conservatory, Commonwealth Shakespeare, Olney Theater Center, A.R.T. Institute, Actors” Shakespeare Project, Huntington Theatre, Orfeo Group, Williamstown Theater Festival, Summer Play Festival, Opera Boston, Stoneham Theatre, Suffolk University, Boston University, and Boston College. A three-time winner of the Eliott Norton Award for Best Design, she is on the faculty at Boston University’s School of Theater Arts and a member of USA Local-829.

ADELE NADINE TRAUB* (Production Stage Manager) Adele is a founding company member with the Actors’ Shakespeare Project where she has stage managed 19 productions and is the Manager of Artistic Operations. Other credits include Clybourne Park at SpeakEasy; R. Buckminster Fuller at the A.R.T.; Man of La Mancha and 1776 (Lyric Stage); It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues (Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany); Deported/a dream play, Two Wives in India, and The Salt Girl (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre); Seven Rabbits on a Pole (Stoneham Theatre); Living Room in Africa and Dinner With Friends (Gloucester Stage) and others. During her four years as Production Stage Manager at The Boston Conservatory, she worked on over 40 productions with the Musical Theater, Dance, Opera, and Orchestra departments. She received her B.A. from Brandeis University and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and is a professional quilter www.thequiltedchuppah.com

ANNIE WIEGAND (Lighting Design) is a freelance lighting designer who happens to be Deaf. Boston: You For Me For You, Love Person (Company One); Othello (Actors Shakespeare Project); How I Learned to Drive (Boston Center for American Performance). New York City: Miss NoWhere Diner (Akadēmeia Theatre) (Planet Connections Theatre Festivity Best Lighting Design Nominee); The Medicine Showdown (The Flying Carpet Theatre Company); Reckless (Gallery Players); A Movement of the Soul (Berkshires Playwrights Lab); Lighting Director, The Acting Company Tours 2010-2013. Other: T​op Girls (East Stroudsberg University); World Deaf Cinema Festival Awards, (Gallaudet University); Chautauqua Theatre Company Lighting Design Fellow 2009; Hangar Theatre Lab Company Lighting Designer 2008. www.anniewiegand.com

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Playwright

NINA RAINE

NINA RAINE (Playwright) began her career as a trainee director at the Royal Court Theatre after graduating from Oxford. She dramaturged and directed Unprotected at the Liverpool Everyman (TMA Best Director Award, Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award). Her debut play, Rabbit, premiered at the Old Red Lion Theatre in 2006 and transferred to the West End before going to New York. Rabbit won the Charles Wintour Evening Standard and Critics Circle Award for most Promising Playwright. Nina also directed her second play, Tiger Country, at Hampstead Theatre. She directed Jumpy at the Royal Court Theatre, later transferring to the West End, and Shades (Critics Circle and Evening Standard Awards for Most Promising Newcomer). Her commission for the Royal Court Theatre, TRIBES, directed by Roger Michell, won an Offie award and was also nominated for both Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for best new play. TRIBES opened to rave reviews and won the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Best New Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Play. Nina recently opened Longing at Hampstead Theatre.

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*Member of Actors' Equity Association (AEA), the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

**Member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA-829

SEP - OCT 2013

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Opening Night Party
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Pay What You Can
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Post-Show Discussion
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Out & About Night: Post-show party with cast
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Artists' Forum
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*ASL-interpreted performance with ASL Talkback
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Post-Show Discussion 7:30 PM
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FRIDAY, SEP 13
Opening Night Party:
Join us after the performance for a post-show party to celebrate the opening of Tribes.

THURSDAY, SEP 19
Pay What You Can:
See Tribes for a low $15 minimum! Walk-up sales only, day of the performance.
Post-Show Discussion: Share your thoughts and reactions to the performance in a post-show forum with dramaturg Walt McGough.

FRIDAY, SEP 20
Out & About Night:
Join the cast after the performance for a special post-show party with our LGBT friends.

SUNDAY, SEP 22
Artists' Forum:
Post-show discussion with actors and artists from Tribes.

THURSDAY, SEP 25
Post-Show Discussion:
Share your thoughts and reactions to the performance in a post-show forum with dramaturg Walt McGough.

SUNDAY, SEP 29
Post-Show Discussion:
Share your thoughts and reactions to the performance in a post-show forum with Marketing Director Jim Torres.

WEDNESDAY, OCT 2
Prologue:
Read and discuss the script for Tribes before you see it with SpeakEasy dramaturg Walt McGough. Register online>>

THURSDAY, OCT 3
Post-Show Discussion:
Share your thoughts and reactions to the performance in a post-show forum with dramaturg Walt McGough.

SUNDAY, OCT 6 - 7PM
ASL-Interpreted Performance:
Please email jackiehowe@speakeasystage.com for details or call 617.482.3279. Features a Talkback conducted in ASL. ASL SEATING FOR THIS PERFORMANCE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT. WAIT LIST IS FORMING.

WEDNESDAY, OCT 9
Post-Show Discussion:
Share your thoughts and reactions to the performance in a post-show forum with Jim Torres.

THURSDAY, OCT 10
Post-Show Discussion:
Share your thoughts and reactions to the performance in a post-show forum with dramaturg Walt McGough.

FRIDAY, OCT 11
ASL-Interpreted Performance:
Please email jackiehowe@speakeasystage.com for details or call 617.482.3279. ASL SEATING FOR THIS PERFORMANCE CURRENTLY SOLD OUT. WAIT LIST IS FORMING.

SUNDAY, OCT 13
ASL-Interpreted Performance:
Please email jackiehowe@speakeasystage.com for details or call 617.482.3279.

THURSDAY, OCT 17
Post-Show Discussion:
Share your thoughts and reactions to the performance in a post-show forum with dramaturg Walt McGough.

Reviews of Tribes

Boston Globe - September 19, 2013
Absorbing ‘Tribes’ speaks volumes about failures to communicate

"A wholly engrossing production...[Director M. Bevin] O'Gara elicits some of the finest ensemble acting seen on any Boston stage this year."

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WBUR - September 18, 2013
Getting People To Listen Isn’t Easy

"A typical – i.e. terrific – SpeakEasy production...[Erica] Spyres is out of this world."

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Joyce Kulhawik, joyceschoices.com - September 16, 2013

"DO NOT MISS TRIBES"

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Berkshire Fine Arts - September 15, 2013
Tribes Brilliantly Speaks At SpeakEasy Stage

"Starting with the playwright's sensationally-crafted script, to the strong actors to the creative stagecraft, this a provocative and excellent production of intimacy and isolation. Tribes is a play that speaks to us in visceral and thoughtful ways."

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South Shore Critic - September 16, 2013
SpeakEasy's "Tribes": Can You Hear Me Now?

"It not only opens the season but also our eyes, our ears, and ultimately our souls, with an impact that cries out to be seen, heard and felt to be believed; in its beauty and truth, it is unmatchable, unforgettable, unmissable."

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Cape Cod Online - September 17, 2013
Moving 'Tribes' explores debates worth hearing

"A moving, thought-provoking drama about what listening, and hearing, really mean."

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White Rhino Report - September 16, 2013
Compelling “Tribes” Asks The Tough Questions

"TRIBES...begs us to listen. With a production as compelling as this one, it’s hard not to."

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M. Bevin O'Gara Cristina Todesco First Rehearsal Nina Raine Prologue Script Club Professor John Pirone James Caverly

 

Notes from the Director - M. Bevin O'Gara gives an early look at the New England Premiere of Tribes.

In the Round - An interview with Scenic Designer Cristina Todesco on the challenges of designing for Tribes.

First Rehearsal - Get a glimpse behind the scenes of our first rehearsal.

Best of Intentions - Playwright Nina Raine on her playwrighting process and the genesis of Tribes.

Prologue - Dramaturg Walt McGough invites you to SpeakEasy's new script-reading and discussion series.

Raising a Deaf Child: A Parent's Perspective - John Pirrone, Director of the Deaf Studies Program at the College of the Holy Cross, and a consultant on TRIBES, shares with us his mother's essay on the unique challenges of educating her Deaf son.

Meet James Caverly - "Billy" in SpeakEasy's production of TRIBES talks about the play and his experiences as a Deaf actor.