Tribes

October 05 - November 10, 2013 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage
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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 intermission

This production contains strong adult language.

 

 

Cast

Daniel
Hugh Kennedy
Sylvia
Tracey Maloney
Billy
John McGinty
Ruth
Anna Reichert
                              Christopher
Stephen Schnetzer
Beth
Sally Wingert

Artistic Staff

Director
Wendy C. Goldberg
Set Designer
Alexander Dodge
Costume Designer
Anne Kennedy
Lighting Designer
Josh Epstein
Sound and Projection Designer
Leah Gelpe
Dramaturg
Carla Steen
Voice and Dialect Coach
Lucinda Holshue
Stage Manager
Chris A. Code
Assistant Stage Manager
Meaghan Rosenberger
Assistant Director
Ellen Fenster

Learn More

Tribes play guide


Photos

Tribes production photo
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production photos by T. Charles Erickson

Read

reviews

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

features

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


Listen

BBC4: An interview with Nina Raine on "Front Row"


Watch

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

 

 

 

 

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