There is a fine line between showcasing the beauty of ASL, and utilizing sign language as a gimmick. Hearing artists often toe this line without even considering the opportunities that exist for better collaboration.
The journey of this young gay boy from the Big Sky country of one of the USA's most under populated western states (Montana) becomes something much, much more than a series of "amusing things that happened." That's because the performer is Bill Bowers.
During her dancing career Gelsey Kirkland was known for her particular ability to get to the heart of a character in the great classic story ballets. In her second career as a teacher she has combined forces with her husband and co-director, Michael "Misha" Chernov, and mime teacher Pilar Garcia.
I dare humans of every age to join the movement of leaving your digital priorities for an hour and see who is on stage and seated next to you -- and to touch the wonder of community combining laughter and beauty.