The story of a visionary director, a one-of-a-kind theater group, and a young man who could not speak, yet found the voice he had been looking for all his life.
About the Project
A New Kind of Listening is a moving documentary about an experimental theater group that includes people who are non-speaking related to significant disabilities. The group meets weekly for a year; together they create an original and compelling performance piece. The film also tells the story of one member’s intense life-long struggle to communicate.
About the Film
A New Kind of Listening is an hour-long documentary that takes us inside the creative work of the Community Inclusive Theater Group, as director Richard Reho inspires cast members, some with disabilities, to be writers, actors and dancers in an original collaborative performance. Together they prove that a small community arts project has the power to transform lives.