Audience member reaction

Posted on November 18, 2011


Amanda, age 21, first-time at Mixed Blood

Shows: Gruesome Playground Injuries, My Secret Language of Wishes

Reaction to Gruesome Playground Injuries

“My first reaction was it was very interesting. It was the first time I’d ever attended any sort of Deaf event…the silence of it really added an interesting element that I’m not quite sure how to explain…even with the absence of words, you could feel what the actors were feeling…”

 Reaction to My Secret Language of Wishes

“One moment that really stood out to me and stuck with me after the show was when Rose explains her relationship with Dakota, how she sees herself in her head, is how Dakota sees her, and vice versa… and when I think about it, that is what love is. The writing of the piece is really beautiful and very real, which is why I think I enjoyed it so much… It gives a lot of insight on how we feel about ourselves and what we see in others. It asks the question, ‘what is love,’ and I think it answers it, to a certain extent anyway, and that, I think, is very powerful…

…Honestly, they were two of the better plays I’ve seen because they were so real, so unfamiliar, but familiar at the same time… I will definitely be back to Mixed Blood.”

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