A portrait of a person against a black background, with colourful intricate illustrations in the shape of a hand superimposed on their face

The Black Drum

Soulpepper / Deaf Culture Centre

A young woman’s life is turned upside down when her tattoos come alive and propel her on a fantastical journey in search of her own inner voice.

Faces, hands, and movements are our poetry. In The Black Drum, by Deaf Canadian playwright Adam Pottle, Deaf actors tell their story through physical theatre, signed music, projection, and dance while motion capture enhances their graceful rhythms. Audiences are invited to experience this pioneering new work unlike any other.

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