“ THE BOOK THAT WON’T CLOSE- Confessions of A Love Addict” written and performed by Deaf Musician/Performer TL Forsberg and Directed by & Developed with Jessica Lynn Johnson. (See What I’m Saying:The Deaf Entertainers Documentary,: ABC’s OLIVIA on Switched at Birth.) The show is performed using spoken voice and American Sign Language.
The show follows a bi-culturally fluid Deaf woman through a series of bad relationships, until she meets a transgender coach who walks her through a self contained rehab for LOVE ADDICTION to confront her unhealed trauma and shame around the parts of her that are both hearing and Deaf. Through her unique relationship with TREVUH, a trans person who embraces both masculine and feminine, her life is forever changed. Will she learn to find self love and claim her path as a radical hybrid on the path of healing and integration.
The show is a dark comedy that includes signed music, dance and video projections in an way that is not only inspirational but is “edu-taining.” THE BOOK THAT WON’T CLOSE is directed and developed by award winning director Jessica Lynn Johnson and is inclusive and accessible to both hearing and Deaf audiences.
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THE BOOK THAT WON’T CLOSE at BINGE FRINGE FESTIVAL!!!
Location:Santa Monica Playhouse
Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA, USA