All performances of Tribes have been canceled. Please contact the box office for more information. 269-387-6222.


Tribes is the touching and complicated story of Billy, the only deaf member of a loving but dysfunctional family. Billy’s world is changed when he meets Sylvia, a young woman who has been raised as the only hearing member of a deaf family. He quickly realizes how isolated from the deaf world he has been by his family in their attempts to avoid making him feel like he is different. While Billy struggles with his identity, the play forces us to ask questions about the meaning of belonging, community, and family. 

Every performance will be ASL interpreted. Special thanks to the Jim Gilmore Jr. Foundation for their generous support of this initiative. 

This production will feature a professional Deaf Actor Joseph Ausanio in the role of Billy and has been guest directed by Georgette Verdin. 


Content Warning: Mature content. Parental discretion is advised. Age Restriction: Patrons 13 and older only, including babes in arms.