We ask these questions frequently. We have our headphones in. We’re on our phone. We’re not paying attention. These questions are common-place, but the play, “Tribes,” uses these questions as a form of abuse.
In the production, Russell Harvard, a Hard of Hearing actor, plays Billy, a Deaf young man. In the storyline, Billy is the only Deaf member of his family. He struggles to overcome narcissism and abuse at the hands of his family members. Diction is their weapon of choice.