NYC interview: actress Susannah Flood on performing in Nina Raine’s Tribes

5th January 2013

New York Special: Susannah Flood talks to Philip Fisher about her performance in the US production of Nina Raine’s Tribes at Barrow Street. In particular she discusses the difficulties of playing a character losing her hearing and having to learn sign language in three weeks. Recorded at Barrow Street Theatre 04-01-2013.

“People have as many experiences of going deaf as there are deaf people in the world. Some of them bear similarities to each other but in essence it’s a personal experience. I can say I don’t know what it’s like to go deaf but I do know what it’s like to be faced with something so frightening and sad-making that you feel like you’ve lost your sense of identity.”