OUR STORY

OUR STORY

We are a company for people who want to see more. We play with stories, connecting old and new perspectives. See differently.

Formed in 2016 by Jessica Moody and Ilana Charnelle Gelbart, Deafferent Theatre exists as a reaction to the audism that dominates our stages. Deafferent Theatre aims to re-imagine possibilities. We created our own bi-cultural methodologies using authentic representation, sign language, and a deaf aesthetic. We create new productions, and repopulate familiar stories with deaf presence. We champion courage, and collaboration.

We are a company for people who want to see more. We play with stories, connecting old and new perspectives. See differently.

Formed in 2016 by Jessica Moody and Ilana Charnelle Gelbart, Deafferent Theatre exists as a reaction to the audism that dominates our stages. Deafferent Theatre aims to re-imagine possibilities. We created our own bi-cultural methodologies using authentic representation, sign language, and a deaf aesthetic. We create new productions, and repopulate familiar stories with deaf presence. We champion courage, and collaboration.

We are a company for people who want to see more. We play with stories, connecting old and new perspectives. See differently.

Formed in 2016 by Jessica Moody and Ilana Charnelle Gelbart, Deafferent Theatre exists as a reaction to the audism that dominates our stages. Deafferent Theatre aims to re-imagine possibilities. We created our own bi-cultural methodologies using authentic representation, sign language, and a deaf aesthetic. We create new productions, and repopulate familiar stories with deaf presence. We champion courage, and collaboration.

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Co-founder / Director

Jessica Moody

Jess is a theatre maker, consultant, and knitwear aficionado. Jess loves the collective anticipation right before a show starts. When she’s not filling her home with the smell of baked goodies or following the winter sun, you can find Jess sipping tea with a book/company.

Jess is a theatre maker, consultant, and knitwear aficionado. Jess loves the collective anticipation right before a show starts. When she’s not filling her home with the smell of baked goodies or following the winter sun, you can find Jess sipping tea with a book/company.

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Co-founder / Director

Ilana Charnelle Gelbart

Ilana is an actress, Auslan interpreter, and library enthusiast. Ilana loves watching theatre that makes her cry, gasp, or laugh out loud. When she’s not writing songs or lost in a good book, you can find Ilana scouring op shops for quirky second hand fashion finds.

Ilana is an actress, Auslan interpreter, and library enthusiast. Ilana loves watching theatre that makes her cry, gasp, or laugh out loud. When she’s not writing songs or lost in a good book, you can find Ilana scouring op shops for quirky second hand fashion finds.

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