“...a lively, provocative piece that offers precious insights...” The Guardian 


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. 


This production will feature a professional guest actor in the role of Billy.  


Content Warning: Mature content. Parental discretion is advised. 

Age Restriction: 13 and up only. Patrons under the age of 13 will not be admitted.  

Williams Theatre

March 13, 14: 7:30pm 

March 19, 20, 21: 7:30pm 

March 22: 2:00pm  


Phone: (269) 387-6222


Online purchases are serviced by Miller Auditorium.

WMU student tickets are only available in person at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.