4MINE (2013, theatre)
When Annie, who is Deaf, meets Sam, who is hearing, in a cafe, the conversation is tense and awkward. Sam can’t sign and Annie can’t lipread him. Why are they meeting? And can they find a connection? Meanwhile, Annie’s husband Roy is ill and he’s getting worse. What can we read into his visions? This play was researched with the help of the British Association of Adoption and Fostering, and was shown as part of Deafinitely Theatre’s scriptwriting showcase, 4Play. Mine featured projection, multimedia and voiceover.
Director: Jeni Draper
Actors: Jean St Clair, John Wilson, Chris Kelham
Reviews: Stage and Sign, Deaf Capital
LIPSTICK AND LOLLIPOPS (2008, theatre)
‘Lipstick & Lollipops’ follows Isabel, a Deaf teenager who moves to London with her mother. Unsettled, Isabel rebels by escaping to a late night party. As the night unfolds, Isabel confronts the past she has been hiding for so long. Toured the UK and had a two-week London run at the Drill Hall Theatre.
Director: Paula Garfield & Andrew Muir
Actors: Diana Martin, Charley Arrowsmith, David Sands, Chris Curran, Hannah Timms
Reviews: Disability Now, BBC Ouch