Energize Your Passion. Play Your Part.

Box Office: 253.346.1721 A non-profit organization ● Energizing community through live performance

Tacoma Arts Live presents

Tribes

By Nina Raine

Preview Night: Thursday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night: Friday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 14 at 3:00 p.m.
Friday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 21 at 3:00 p.m.
Theatre on the Square
Tickets: $19, $29, $39
Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Preview Night tickets do not qualify for subscription packages or discounts.
Hearing does not mean understanding.

We inherit our first tribe, the family. Our tribe speaks their own language, both literally and emotionally. Billy was born deaf into a hearing family, but raised to fit into the hearing world. Her parents and siblings fiercely cling to their funny, quirky, and politically incorrect world-views, but, Billy has adapted brilliantly to her family’s unconventional ways. And yet they’ve never bothered to return the favor. It’s not until she meets Sylvia, a young woman on the brink of deafness, that she finally understands what it means to be understood, to be seen, to be honored. Comic twists mix with charged emotions in a play that universally speaks to all of us. Billy is played by deaf actress, Michelle Mary Schaefer. ASL interpretation is deeply integrated into each performance.
We care deeply about the health and safety of our patrons, artists, staff, and community at large. We are joining venues nationally, and across the Puget Sound region to require our audiences, artists, and staff to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours sourced by a professional test provider (for all ages who are not vaccinated) to attend all public, indoor performances. Further, all patrons will be required to wear masks indoors.

Our goals are to keep everyone safe and healthy while doing our part to stop the transmission of the virus. We will accept documentation at the door the day of the performance including vaccine cards or 72-hour negative test results (including photos/copies or verified electronic methods) along with photo ID.

Tacoma Arts Live will regularly monitor Health Guidelines and update these procedures as needed. Please visit our website or contact our box office with any questions.
“A smart, lively… and funny play that asks us to hear how we hear, in silence as well as in speech.”
— The New York Times

Sponsors:

ArtsFund50_Logo_RGB-768x501.jpg

Arts Washington

 korsmo.jpg

National Endowment for the Arts

 POA-Logo.jpg

PointRuston_logo.jpg

Tacoma_Creates_web.jpg

THEATER ANGELS

Logo_With_Highlight.jpg

Back