Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the availability of Nina Raine's Tribes, published by Nick Hern Books. Nominated for both the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play, Tribes premiered at The Royal Court Theatre in London in 2011. Under the direction of David Cromer, the comic drama is currently receiving its North American premiere in New York City at Barrow Street Theatre through June 3, 2012.
In Tribes, Billy, who is deaf, is the only one who actually listens in his idiosyncratic, fiercely argumentative bohemian family. But when he meets Sylvia, who is going deaf, he decides he finally wants to be heard. With excoriating dialogue and sharp, compassionate insights, Nina Raine crafts a penetrating play about belonging, family and the limitations of communication.
Nina Raine is a British director and playwright. She was awarded the 2006 Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright and the 2006 Critics' Award for Most Promising Playwright. Her other plays include Rabbit and Tiger Country.
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