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Deafy ()

Produced by

Follow the Signs and Why Not Theatre

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival

Playwright: Chris Dodd
Director: Ashley Wright


The Theatre Centre – BMO Incubator Space


August 9th, 2019 – August 14th, 2019


Nathan Jesper has flown in for his big talk and is desperately late. Upon arriving, he launches into his speech but things are soon found to not be what they seem.

Written and performed by Deaf performing artist Chris Dodd, Deafyblends ASL, the spoken word, and captions, to weave a tragicomedy that deals with deafness, community, and what it really means to belong. (


Chris Dodd Performer

Creative Team

Chris Dodd Playwright
Ashley Wright Director
Darrin Hagen Sound Designer
Dave Clarke Assistant Sound
Milane Pridmore-Franz Surtitle Design
Ashley Wright Additional Surtitles
Matthew Schuurman Video Designer


Zoe Barclay-Wright Surtitles Operator
Marc J. Chalifoux Photographer
Katherine Fogler Additional Photographer
Amorena Bartlett ASL Coach