–-Wall Street Journal
SynopsisBilly's intellectual and proudly eccentric English family is its own tiny empire: private languages, in-jokes and fiery arguments. Billy, deaf since birth, is the only one who truly listens. When he meets his girlfriend Sylvia, he is introduced to a larger Deaf community, which sparks a struggle for self-identity and rebellion against his family. Tribes is sharp, witty story about finding the place where you can be heard and a family that feels like home.
(Newly Added) American Sign Language Interpretation and Open Captioning
Saturday, February 8 at 3pm*
Friday, February 14 at 7:30pm*
American Sign Language Interpretation Only
Saturday, February 1 at 3pm** (sold out)
Open Captioning Only
Saturday, January 18 at 3pm** (sold out)
Friday, January 31 at 7:30pm**
Audio Description and Touch Tour
Sunday, January 26
Touch Tour: 1:30pm
* Interpreters and/or caption display and seats will be on the RIGHT side of the theater if you're facing the stage.
** Interpreters and/or caption display and seats will be on the LEFT side of the theater if you're facing the stage.
Watch & Listen
Cast & Artists
“So many great lines...bought the script at intermission” – Paige, Twitter
“An abundance of witty dialogue, impeccable sound design…and impressive performances all around” – Newcity
“Beautiful show…everyone see Tribes” – Brian, Twitter
“An especially stimulating, smart and important play” – Chicago Tribune
Performer Regina Daniels on her experiences on the stage with hearing loss.
Playwright Nina Raine found time in her hectic schedule to chat with Director of New Play Development Aaron Carter about Steppenwolf’s upcoming production of her play Tribes. They touched base just before Nina headed off to Zagreb, Croatia to see a production of the play.
Edited by Jenni Page-White
A welcome letter from Artistic Director Martha Lavey