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  The play TRIBES, which follows Billy, the only deaf member of his sharp-tongued family, examines the differences between communities and the struggle to find an identity, and your tribe. Director Michael Evan Haney, Actor Dale Dymkoski, who plays Billy, and Dawn Caudill, chair of the Interpreter Training Program at Cincinnati State and an American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter, discuss the play.

TRIBES runs from January 29 through February 16 at the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati. The play incorporates spoken language, sign language, and surtitles to fully immerse the audience in the worlds of both deaf and hearing characters. Ensemble Theatre will also offer 14 ASL-interpreted performances throughout the run of the production