Purchase Application:

$20.00 Royalty per Performance

$10.00 Single-Use Copyright Fee

Play Features:

Read the Play
(minus the ending)
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Read the Play (minus the ending)

A Play for Deaf and Hearing Actors and Audiences 
by Rebecca Ryland 
2F / 1 M 
Approximate Playing Time:  15 minutes 

Ana has been deaf since birth. She signs but can read lips. Her husband, Jack, lost his hearing as a teen due to an accident. He can speak. Anna is Ana’s voice and the voice Jack “hears” when Ana signs. Arriving home from a night out with friends, Jack is concerned about a topic that came up in conversation, a topic he would not have wanted discussed until Ana and Jack had made a decision: that is, should they have a baby, if testing showed the baby to be Deaf, would they genetically alter the DNA so that the baby could hear? This exceptionally powerful play will emotionally engage audiences as Jack and Ana debate the issue from their individual perspectives with heartfelt arguments that appear to result in an impasse despite their true love. Lens is specifically crafted to be performed with Deaf Actors for a Hearing Audience but also to be Interpreted for the Deaf. $10 Single Use Copyright Fee plus $20 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre.  Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application.

$20.00 Royalty per Performance
$10.00 Single-Use Copyright Fee