“Till Deaf Do Us Part”

Love conquers all but does that include introducing your Deaf parents to your hearing fiancee. 2 different cultures, 2 different languages, 1 whacked out bride

One Act: 30 minutes

My mother & Fathers world is divided into hearing and Deaf. My Mother & father were never confused or unsure in their language. When they talked to us at home it looked like a river of signs, their voices and hands talking together. But in public they became uncomfortable and “turned off their voices” and signed really small because of the hearing eyes that watched us and the hearing voices that talked about us as if we weren’t even there.

Arlene Malinowski