Movements of the Soul
is a 2-act play written by Carol Schneider and directed by Joe Cacaci. Originally developed and workshopped in New York, MOS is headed to its first London production.
We are still in early stages and would love to connect with like-minded people who could help bring it to life. If you feel you have something with which you can contribute, please get in touch here.
ABOUT THE PLAY
In 1817, a French Deaf teacher, Laurent Clerc, and a hearing Protestant reverend, Thomas Gallaudet, triumph over prejudice and ignorance to create a revolutionary school for the Deaf, the first of its kind in America. The entire enterprise is brought to the brink of collapse when Clerc finds himself inexorably drawn into a romance deemed immoral by everyone including, perhaps, himself. Based on a true story.
The campaign for Deaf education was the first civil rights movement in the United States. It was a model for women’s suffrage and other struggles for equality, but it began with a perilous adventure of following one’s own heart.
Performed in British Sign Language, English, Signed English and French, the audience experiences the ferocious arc of the play through the spoken word and the picturesque, expressive signing, seamlessly interwoven by the multilingual, versatile ensemble.