by Nina Raine
directed by Wendy C. Goldberg
Billy is a young man born deaf and raised in a loud, opinionated family and yet his parents and siblings never bothered to learn sign language, requiring him to adapt to the hearing world. When he meets Sylvia, a young woman from a Deaf family who introduces him to Deaf culture, Billy suddenly feels confidence and a sense of belonging to a “tribe” he’s never known before. Winner of the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, Tribes is a biting yet poignant new drama about love, family and finding one’s voice.
Run time: approximately 2 hours 20 minutes including intermissionThis production contains strong adult language.
||Wendy C. Goldberg
|Sound and Projection Designer
|Voice and Dialect Coach
||Chris A. Code
|Assistant Stage Manager
StarTribune: "Tribes" questions how we define ourselves through the language we use and the alliances we make
PioneerPress: "Tribes" spews harsh, clever, thought-provoking words
City Pages: Communication breakdown
City Pages: Tribes' actors work in two languages
StarTribune: "Tribes" looks for a sign at the Guthrie
WCCO's Curiocity: Q&A with actor Stephen Schnetzer
Columbia Spectator: Layers of language: An interview with "Tribes" playwright Nina Raine
Royal Court Theatre: Nina Raine - Why I Wrote Tribes
Official London Theatre: Q&A: Nina Raine
BBC4: An interview with Nina Raine on "Front Row"
KARE 11: John McGinty and Tracey Maloney talk about the new play 'wowing' audiences
WCCO-TV: Stephen Schnetzer talks about Tribes on WCCO 4 News at Noon
Twin Cities Live: Stephen Schnetzer talks about his soap opera days and his work on Tribes
StarTribune: CJ interviews Tribes' Stephen Schnetzer