Louder Is Not Always Clearer
A Mr and Mrs Clark Production
Jonny is a teacher, a workshop leader and an avid football fan. He’s just become a father. His friends say that he’s outgoing and that he loves music, festivals and nightclubs. Jonny is deaf. He was born deaf to hearing parents who were afraid that disability would stigmatise their son and the family.
‘Louder Is Not Always Clearer’ is an honest portrayal of the vulnerability of a deaf man, created and performed by a deaf man. For a hearing audience it is an illuminating and emotional experience. For deaf audience members the show is a familiar tale of misunderstanding and isolation. For all audiences it is a humorous and at times moving story of one man’s attempt to cope, to fit in and be accepted.
Mr and Mrs Clark make new and innovative performances that engage audiences. The Clarks were short-listed for the Amnesty International Freedom of Speech Award in 2015 and presented (F.E.A.R.) as part of Wales In Edinburgh in 2017.
Devised and Performed by Jonny Cotsen
Devised and Directed by Gareth Clark
Sound Design: Chris Young
Choreography: Catherine Bennett
Support by Arts Council Wales, Chapter Arts Centre, National Theatre Wales
First commissioned by and performed at Experimentica17
Join Jonny for a post-show Q&A on Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th. The Q&As will have BSL interpretation with Claire Anderson.
No age restrictions but please note there is strong language
Running time: approx 1 hour
The show is accessible to D/deaf, hard of hearing and hearing audiences through the use of spoken English, British Sign Language and creative captions.