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Target Young Audiences Performances

American Sign Language Audio Description Open Caption 

Accessibility Services provided on the following dates:

American Sign Language/ASL
•  Thu., Mar 28 at 8pm
•  Sat., Apr. 6 at 2:30pm
•  Sun, Apr. 14 at 1pm

Audio Description
•  Sat., Apr. 6 at 2:30pm

Open Captioning
•  Sat., Apr. 6 at 2:30pm

Note:  The traditional Project D.A.T.E. Direct Access Theatre Experience performance for Tribes is Saturday, April 6 at 2:30pm. There will be an ASL Interpreted Stage Talk immediately following this performance.

To learn more about and buy tickets for any of our accessible performances, click here.

Stage Talks

Immediate following these performances:

Sun. Mar. 31 at 1pm
Tue. Apr. 2 at 8pm
Sat. Apr. 6 at 2:30pm
Tue. Apr. 9 at 8pm

All Stage Talks will be ASL Interpreted.

Performance Length

2hrs and 5mins
15mins intermission

Be Aware

Recommended for children age 16+
Children 6 and under who may cry or fidget are never admitted.


CTG Show Guide for Parents

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Tribes is the first do not miss production of this year.

Make sure you get yourself tickets for this profoundly moving show!”Los Angeles Magazine

“EXTRAORDINARY!” - The New Yorker
“Dazzling!” - New York Post

Are you listening?

Billy is in love. For the first time in his entire life as a deaf person he has found Sylvia, someone who listens to him.

As they begin their romance in a dance of conversations — both silent and spoken — one question becomes deafening: why did Billy and his family, his tribe, never learn sign language?

“A smart, lively and beautifully acted new play that asks us to hear how we hear, in silence as well as in speech.” - The New York Times

“I was trying to remember her face. In the end, it was like I wore it out…like I photocopied it too many times. - Billy in Tribes by Nina Raine

Tribes made its world premiere at the Royal Court Theatre in London where it was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Play in 2010. In this critically-celebrated production direct from the Barrow Street Theatre off-Broadway, Obie Award-winner David Cromer (Our Town) masterfully orchestrates an intricately woven cast of characters in a fascinating interplay of sound and communication, perception and true understanding.


- Entertainment Weekly

“Unquestionably, one of the best new plays of the year!

- The Huffington Post

Project D.A.T.E. (Direct Access Theatre Experience) performances are designed for our deaf, hard of hearing, blind and low vision patrons. On April 6 at 2:30pm we will offer ASL Interpretation, Open Captioning and Audio Description.


Additional ASL and Open Captioned services are available for select performances of Tribes. Click here for a complete list of dates to purchase tickets for these performances. By phone: TTY 213.680.4017 or Voice 213.628.2772.

Tribes in Performance

See The New York Times’ on stage excerpt

Watch from Stage Seats for just $20!

Available for this production, a limited number of stage seats are available. With only 6 seats in each row, on stage seating brings the audience a unique perspective for the Taper.

Click here to see the Taper seat map including on stage seat locations. Due to their unique nature, these tickets are not available for late seating, wheelchair accessibility or those who need to leave their seat during the performance.

Stage Seats are just $20 and are on sale now.


 View our ASL Tutorial here.

Purchase Stage Seats online.

Should Deaf Children Learn to Sign or Read Lips?
Read about the debate that's at the heart of Nina Raine’s play Tribes.


  • Directed by
    David Cromer
  • Scenic Design by
    Scott Pask
  • Costume Design by
    Tristan Raines
  • Lighting Design by
    Keith Parham
  • Sound Design by
    Daniel Kluger
  • Projection Design by
    Jeff Sugg
  • Will Brill
  • Russell Harvard
  • Susan Pourfar
  • Gayle Rankin
  • Lee Roy Rogers
  • Jeff Still

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Can a family love too much? What happens when someone new joins? CTG’s Dramaturg and Literary Associate discuss the themes in Tribes.