Nurturing a goal to shed light on the silent epidemic of hearing loss, local resident Kimberly Parker performs Friday, February 28, 2014, 8 p.m. at Poulsbo’s Jewel Box Theatre, her story from deafness to sound.
Lost in Sound: A One Woman Play https://www.lostinsound.biz written by the actress, is based on her personal experiences growing up with undetected progressive hearing loss which led to deafness. Later, after receiving a cochlear implant, she retrained her brain to hear electronically instead of naturally. The two act play is full of humor, loss, challenges, determination, and hope.
Kimberly Parker is a recent graduate of Gallaudet University, in Washington, D.C., the well-known school for the deaf and hard of hearing. Her play incorporates research and facts gleaned from this two-year graduate program which focused on mentoring to those with hearing loss. In addition to being entertaining, it contains insight and tips beneficial for anyone facing similar challenges as well as their family and friends.
Of her play, Parker says, Lost in Sound is a story that informs, inspires, moves and matters. It is a mix of narrative and vignettes, interwoven with 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.”
Parker has been teaching drama classes in Poulsbo for the past 10 years, both for the Park and Recreation Department and for North Kitsap School District’s PAL program.
In December, the play’s debut presentation was ‘sold out’. Advanced tickets are strongly recommended. Tickets for the February 28, 2014, performance of Lost in Sound: A One Woman Play may be purchased online at http://lostinsound.brownpapertickets.com Last minute tickets at the door may be available, they are not guaranteed.