This Is My Brave
Frequently Asked Questions
When and where is the event?
TIMB Heart Truth will take place March 4th, 2023 at 7 pm. The show will be in the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA, and will also be live streamed online.
Who is this event for?
TIMB Heart Truth welcomes youth and adult storytellers who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, deafdisabled, late deaf, and more. We invite audience members who are deaf community members, family and friends, allied professionals, and curious allies. We aspire to create an affirming, brave space for our cast and audience members to build community, support one another, and learn together.
What kind of access will the show have?
The show will be primarily in American Sign Language, with tactile interpreting and deaf interpreters to ensure full access for our cast and audience members. We will have English captions, and spoken language interpretation available in English and Spanish. Our livestream of the show will also have captions available. The theater has physically accessible entrances and seating, as well as an elevator to navigate between floors.
I want to tell a story, what do I need to know?
We would love to see your story! Each cast member will create, edit, and finalize a five-minute story of their personal mental health journey with support from our production team. If you are interested in joining the cast, please get in touch through our interest form HERE or you can email us directly at infoTIMB@deafinitelyinc.com. While we can only have a limited number of cast members, we respond to every person who reaches out to us, and we hope to hold this show again with a new cast in the future.
What types of performance are allowed?
Narrative stories, poetry, dance, and more! You can choose to use props or just your own narrative, you can move around the stage or stand still, you can express your story as if you were telling it to a friend or weave your truth into creative poetry. Our production team has a variety of theater backgrounds and expertise, and we are excited to help you bring your truth to the audience.
Are cast members paid? What happens to the money from ticket sales?
In recognition that members of the deaf community frequently experience economic disempowerment, our production team offers financial support to each of our cast members. All money raised beyond the costs of show production will be donated directly to deaf-run mental health organizations.
I want to attend or be involved, but I can’t come to Boston!
If you’re not able to join us in person, TIMB Heart Truth will be available to watch and listen via livestream! If you are interested in joining our cast but aren’t able to travel to join us, please get in touch! We would love to explore options with you about telling your story in video format.