Meet Jonny: teacher, father and football fan. He’s an artist, a campaigner, and he’s deaf. He wishes he could sing and loves to dance, but he can’t hear the music unless the bass is turned right up.
Jonny grew up in a hearing family, surrounded by fear of the stigma of disability.
Louder Is Not Always Clearer tells Jonny’s moving, funny story of disconnection, difference and desperation to belong. This one-man show is a starkly honest portrayal of a man seemingly confident, outgoing and popular, who is inwardly vulnerable and, at times, isolated.
In a hearing world Jonny is different.
This show uses creative captioning, English and some BSL to make the show accessible for deaf and hearing audiences.
"Jonny Cotsen’s moving study of language, communication and isolation"
The Stage ****
"Jonny Cotsen’s performance is excellent throughout"
Support by Arts Council Wales, Chapter Arts Centre, National Theatre Wales First commissioned by and performed at Experimentica17. Louder Is Not Always Clearer is part of the British Council Edinburgh Showcase and National Rural Touring Forum Dance Initiative.
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