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Nina Raine

Published by Dramatists Play Service

3 Male 2 Female

Billy was born deaf into a hearing family

He was raised inside its fiercely idiosyncratic and politically incorrect cocoon

He's adapted brilliantly to his family's unconventional ways, but they've never bothered to return the favor

It's not until he meets Sylvia - a young woman on the brink of deafness - that he finally understands what it means to be understood


" ... subtle and scintillating ... Raine shrewdly builds [a] dense canopy of sound around Billy's silence, in order to make the narrative of his oppressive solitude and his subsequent liberation from it more than just a problem play about the hearing-impaired" ~ The New Yorker

"A smart, lively play that asks us to hear how we hear, in silence as well as in speech" ~ NY Times

"There's so much going on in Tribes that it's almost overwhelming: intellect and sentiment, love and cruelty, witty zingers and biting put-downs. But in Nina Raine's dazzling play, too much is a good thing" ~ NY Post

"Tribes made me excited about New York theatre again; I haven't been this knocked out by a play in a long time" ~

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