Fat Chance Production Group


MARCH 15 2024


IN RESIDENCE: March 5 – 18, 2024

HEAR ME is an original, women-led, cross-cultural, bi-lingual musical in ASL & English about confronting personal demons that deter us from loving fully and living authentically.

A cast of hearing and Deaf actors blends voice and song with American Sign Language in a universal story about confronting inner demons–the “beasts” that constrain and deter us from loving fully and living authentically.

Hear Me is the love story between a hearing man–a  notoriously single, graphic novelist, and a Deaf woman, who is a single mom, a dancer, and a teacher. It’s about how we build family. It’s an exploration of why an artist puts words and pictures on the page to understand their meaning.

Anita Riggio, Creator/Writer/Lyricist: HEAR ME
Sila Shaman, Composer
Monique Holt, Director
Ian Sanborn, DASL
Karen Dearborn, Choreographer
Katie Coleman, Music Director & Arranger
Hannah Stoffer & Emily Hart, Production Stage Manager

Juana Aguilar
Stephanie Feyne
Ms Mandy
Kevin Vogel
Lisa Dennett
Mark Weissglass

Eric Kunze
Keith Bearden
Holly Crowe
Gabrielle Barlatier
Kathy Voytko
Ian Sandborn
Vishal Viadya

Katie Colemon
Britanny Harris
Ej Zimmerman
Nicole Patrick
Amy Griffiths

Founder/Creative Producer: Fat Chance Production Group, LLC

Author/Illustrator: Coveside Studio

HEAR ME is “a visual feast!”

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts. A.R.T./New York’s NYC Small Theatres Fund made possible with support from the Howard Gilman Foundation & support for ASL interpretation provided in part through funding from Access A.R.T./New York.

ACCESS: IRT is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility. Please reach out to Kori Rushton if you have any accessibility questions or concerns, krushton@irttheater.org