Are Deaf Actors and Stories Finally Breaking Through in Hollywood?

TheWrap Special Report: “We go back to square one all the time, and I do everything in my power to break that cycle,” Deaf West Theatre’s DJ Kurs says

This story is the first of a three-part Spotlight on Deaf Actors

At the end of “A Quiet Place Part II,” Millicent Simmonds’ deaf character brandishes her hearing aid like a weapon and cripples a once threatening alien monster. Simmonds looms large as the camera lingers on her in the film’s final shots, reminding the audience that a deaf teenager, not just Emily Blunt or John Krasinski, can be the heroes of this story.

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Brian Welk

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