Get the Film Now, Lost in Sound:A One Woman Play (Captioned) – It is about Embracing Hearing Loss and Thriving
Kimberly M. Parker, playwright, actress, and speaker, nurtures a goal to shed light on the silent epidemic of hearing loss that affects 1 in 5 Americans. Kimberly’s story of recovering from near deafness was performed at Seattle’s Town Hall and the DVD is available now. The film is captioned in English. Lost in Sound is a story that brings new awareness to the invisible condition that is hearing loss, while offering education, empowerment, and hope.
Lost in Sound: A One Woman Play, is a solo show written by the actress. It is based on her personal experiences growing up with undetected, progressive hearing loss which led to deafness. Later, after receiving a cochlear implant and learning how to hear electronically, her life of frustration and isolation transformed to one of joy and inclusion. The one-act play is full of humor, loss, challenges, determination, and hope.
Parker is a playwright, speaker, board member of HLAA Washington, and a graduate of the Peer Mentoring program at Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.’s well-known school for the deaf and hard of hearing. Her play incorporates research and facts gleaned from this two-year program which focused on mentoring to those with hearing loss. In addition to being entertaining, it contains insights beneficial for anyone facing similar challenges, as well as for their family and friends.
Of her play, Parker says, “Lost in Sound is a story that brings new awareness to the invisible condition that is hearing loss, while offering hope. It is a mix of narrative, monologues, and vignettes, interwoven with original musical solos. Often times funny, other times sad, it is informative, thought provoking and inspirational. It is a story that was ‘begging’ to be told…a story that you will be thinking about and talking about long after the show is over.”
For more information about the 80-minute film on DVD and for media interviews, please contact Marie Lynch at 360-620-9866.