Comedy, Drama, Storytelling


Deaf public speaker, Nathan Jesper has arrived at his venue, desperately late. As he launches into his speech, he soon realizes that things are not what they seem. A new play by Deaf artist Chris Dodd, Deafy skillfully combines ASL, subtitles and the spoken word to weave together a tragicomedy that takes the audience on an unexpected journey of discovering what it really means to belong.

"Dodd is an ace storyteller, a master of those wry eyebrow lifts and rueful shrugs that, along with precision comic timing, set the old school comedians apart."

-Liz Nicholls,

Accessibility The show features integrated accessibility. It is presented in ASL, English and captions and Deaf, hearing and hard of hearing audiences can participate equally.

Sensory Warnings: None

Content Warnings: Coarse language, mentions of bullying & self-harm*

*(show spoilers ahead) Ambiguous allusion to character suicide, not explicit.

Please indicate any accessibility needs, including wheelchair accessible seating or if you require seating with no stairs, in the provided field. We will do our best to assign seating that works for you and get in touch if we have any questions.


Chris Dodd - Writer / Performer

Ashley Wright - Director

Sarah Karpyshin - Production Designer / Surtitlist

Rory Turner - Associate Lighting Designer / Surtitlist

Dave Clarke - Sound Designer

Ainsley Hillyard - Movement Coach

Erin Hayes - Stage Manager

Amorena Bartlett - ASL Coach

Joshua Meredith - Vocal Coach

Pay-What-You-Ten Tickets: 10% of tickets are available for $10, in an effort to make theatre more accessible to equity-seeking groups, newcomers, artists & arts workers, and anyone for whom cost is a barrier. We believe the arts have something to offer everyone and we want to reduce financial barriers to our programming. No registration, forms to fill out, or questions asked. Just select the PWY10 ticket when booking online.

Arrival at the venue: The doors will open 30 minutes ahead of showtime. Masks are strongly encouraged inside the theatre.

Refunds: If you are not feeling well or have any symptoms, please stay home to help keep everyone safe. We are able to discuss refunds on a case by case basis due to health reasons before the performance. Please contact We are unable to arrange refunds after a performance has occurred.

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