Though they cannot hear or speak, and they are the Israeli actors in the Nalaga'at full-length, professional stage performance. Their unique theatrical presentation captivates audiences by blending touch, mime, sign language and music in a show about dreams and disability.
"It's everything good theater actually is and should be and so seldom is nowadays," says Adina Tal, director of Nalaga'at Center (nalagaat.org.il), an Israeli troupe made up of 11 deaf and blind actors from Tel Aviv-Jaffa. In Hebrew, na lagaat means "please touch."
Maybe it’s because Ashley is deafblind, and maybe you won’t feel the same things I did when viewing the preview below, but it brought tears to my eyes and hope to my heart.
Enjoy and have a happy, touch-filled weekend!