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Seeing Voices Montréal is a student-run theatre based at McGill University that uses theatre to raise Deaf awareness in the City of Montréal.
Our first play "Deaf Snow White" is written by a Deaf director and our cast comprises of actors who are Deaf and hearing. The story is adapted with the integration of Deaf culture, and is not simply a sign-language version of the Brothers' Grimm tale. The audience will get the unique opportunity to live through the on-stage interactions and dialogues between the Deaf and hearing characters. Deaf Snow White will give everyone a chance to rethink how universal and inclusive our communication methods are, and bring to light certain obstacles people who live with hidden disabilities (such as Deafness) have to overcome everyday. The simultaneous use of spoken English and American Sign Language on stage will grant accessibility to all and showcase a platform of Deaf awareness using a medium that children and adult can both relate to - theatre.
The long term goal of this project is to bring Deaf Snow White to local schools. Seeing Voices on Tour would be able to spread Deaf awareness on a broad scale and reach everyone in all corners of Montréal.