WHAT ARE YOU… DEAF? is the solo play written by and starring actor/writer/ performance artist CJ Jones, had its world premiere at the award-winning Deaf West Theatre World. This insightful, comedic work portrays a man who is both Deaf and African American, confronting the sometimes absurd misperceptions that transpire between the hearing and the deaf.
CJ Jones blends his unique style of visual imagery and storytelling. Combining voice, American Sign Language (ASL) and mime, along with recorded music and multi-media projections, Jones paints colorful, riveting pictures of his life experiences, revealing what it was like to grow up in a tough St. Louis neighborhood, in the shadow of his deaf Golden Gloves champion boxer dad and on through the challenges faced during his quest to make it as a comedian and actor in Hollywood.
“Highly entertaining…Jones’ humor and Raci’s talent particularly shine…enormous energy, abundant charm and terrific sense of humor.”
“RECOMMENDED! Entertaining…Jones is a great storyteller.”