Chicago Children's Theatre stages play with deaf & hearing
An inclusive show of popular children's story Pinocchio was staged by the Chicago Children's Theatre this week.
The show featured young hearing and deaf actors on stage together in a signed and voice adaption.
The devices used to narrate the play, along with the integration of deaf and hearing artists involved many changes to the story. The director said it was a challenge for those who have never signed before.
The play allows creativity and inclusion to come together. The director hopes that many of the children who come to see the show and have never had the opportunity to meet a deaf person, or seen sign language, will find a new way to look at the world.