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Chris Dodd: Deafy

Market Hall Performance Centre (140 Charlotte Street, Peterborough)

April 19th & 20th, 2022

7:30 PM


Tickets will be sold on a sliding scale beginning as low as $5. Being aware that this is a time of particular financial difficulty for many, and with a goal of eliminating cost as a barrier to attending the performing arts, Public Energy is instituting a pick-your-own-price policy for this event.

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Chris Dodd presents Deafy

Deaf public speaker Nathan Jesper has arrived at his venue desperately late. As he launches into his speech, he soon realizes that things are not what they seem. Written and performed by Deaf actor Chris Dodd, Deafy is a stand-up/sit-down tragicomedy blending ASL, the spoken word and surtitles which reflects on the experience of what it is like to be a Deaf person in a hearing world and leads you on an unexpected journey of what it really means to belong.

Deafy premiered at the 2019 SummerWorks Performance Festival in Toronto to critical acclaim and confirmed Dodd’s place as an important and influential artist in Canadian theatre. Following the shows with Public Energy Deafy will have its first run in Toronto at Harbourfront’s CoMotion Festival.

“(Nathan) is droll, wry, a master of the eye roll/shrug combo, a guy who’s in touch with the absurdities of his world.” – Liz Nicholls, 12th Night

“A play that reaches out to be more than just the sum of its parts.” –
Beer Tent Reviews

“…visceral, compelling and instructive.” –
Edmonton Journal


About Chris Dodd: Chris Dodd’s remarkable 20-year career began as the first Deaf graduate of the University of Alberta’s Drama program. He is the founder and director of SOUND OFF, Canada’s only theatre festival devoted to the Deaf performing arts, is an artistic associate with Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre in Edmonton and was recently awarded the prestigious Guy Laliberté Prize by the Canada Council for the Arts in honour of his exceptional work in Deaf theatre.

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