Sinclair Theatre is proud to present Quid Pro Quo, an award-winning play focusing on Deaf culture, from November 6-14 in Sinclair’s Black Box Theatre, fourth floor of building 2 on the downtown Dayton campus.
In a groundbreaking move, author Garrett Zuercher wrote Quid Pro Quo to be performed in American Sign Language with voice interpretation, offering a unique perspective to both hearing and Deaf audiences.
Performances are at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays (Nov. 6, 7, 13, 14), with one Sunday matinee (Nov. 8th) at 2 p.m. All tickets are general admission and cost $15 with the exception of a Throwback Thursday performance at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12th where all seats cost $10. Tickets are available online 24/7 or one hour prior to performances (if available) at the box office. (VideoPhone: (937) 641-8419)
The Black Box Theatre is limited to 80 seats per performance so advanced purchase is suggested. Tickets may not be available at the door for this special engagement.
There will also be a 10 am matinee for student groups on Tuesday, November 10th. For group information and special rates for this matinee, please call: 937-512-2076
About the Play
A chance meeting at a party brings two college students, Lucas and Lindsay, together and they find common ground in their experiences with hearing and Deaf cultures. Lucas is deaf and Lindsay is hearing but familiar with misconceptions about the deaf, having grown up interpreting for her grandfather who had never received proper American Sign Language training.
Quid Pro Quo is Latin for something for something or equal exchange. Perceptions can change quickly when viewed from another’s perspective. See how experiences change for Lucas and Lindsay when such an exchange is made.
Directed by Kimberly Borst with ASL coordination from Gwendolyn McNeal, the cast includes both hearing and Deaf actors. Funded by a Sinclair Cultural Diversity Grant, the Theatre and ASL Departments partnered to hire TJ Fortson, a professional Deaf actor from Texas, to play the lead role of Lucas. Katelyn Gross, a Sinclair Interpreter Training Program student, will portray Lindsay. Katelyn is a CODA – Child of a Deaf Adult. Theatre majors Ashlee Ferrell and Max Santucci took ASL classes over the summer and will serve as voice interpreters.