“A bilingual theatre work for deaf and hearing audiences, At the End of My Hands shows us what’s possible when we move beyond the spoken word and use our bodies to tell a story.” – Daniela Pavez
This award-winning original theatre production explores stories about deaf culture, communication and the unique history of sign language in New Zealand. Beautifully staged and heartfelt, the production places both English and New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) on stage with equal priority. Performing with no formal interpretation between languages, and inspired by the possibilities of manual language, the performers create a rich experience accessible to both deaf and hearing audiences.
Director Dr Laura Haughey (University of Waikato) and dramaturg Bill Hopkinson (Senior Lecturer in Drama at Edge Hill University) will present an overview of the production, with supporting film documentation, to frame the multilingual and multicultural aspects of the work.
At the End of My Hands was supported by the University of Waikato and the NZSL Fund.
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