Scored in Silence

A Theatre Passe Muraille presentation of a Chisato Minamimura production in collaboration with VibraFusionLab

Chisato has her hands up as if to touch the projections, that are very fade letters and numbers written in green.

Photo credit: Mark Pickthall

A solo immersive performance that unpacks the hidden perspectives of Deaf people from the handful that survived the horrors of the atomic bomb atrocity in Japan in 1945. Survivors of the A-bomb are known as ‘hibakusha’. A cutting-edge, immersive experience utilizing visual and vibration technology. Performed in signed mime and ASL, as well as voiced. Up to 50 members of the audience will have access to vibrotactile WoojerTM straps that allow the audience to experience the sound of the production, as vibration. 

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Show Runs

May 5 – 7, 2022

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Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace Theatre

16 Ryerson Ave, Toronto


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Content Warnings: Story about aftermaths of war. This show is suitable for age 14+. 

Environmental warnings: The show is seen with a vibration belt. The theatre becomes quite dark due to projections.

Covid-19 Protocols: TPM is operating at 50% capacity (for this production we will be operating below 50% capacity). Please visit our updated protocols page here.


Artistic Director / Performer
Chisato Minamimura
Dave Packer
Lighting and Production Designer
Jon M Armstrong
Sonic Artist
Danny Bright
Sign Mime Specialist
Tetsuya Izaki
Vibrotactile Specialists
David Bobier/Jim Ruxton (VibrafusionLab)
Sign Language Mentor
Steven Webb
Audio Describer
Willie Elliot / Rebecca Singh
Michael Kitchin / Cara Eastcott

Tickets & Showtimes

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Accessibility Features

[ASL promo for Scored in Silence]

Scored in Silence will be a relaxed run. However, the lighting in the space will be quite dark, if you need to exit a Front of House Manager will be in the space to escort you out with a flashlight. If you leave the performance mid-show you won’t be able to return, however there will be a room with a live-stream of the performance playing close by so you are able to join that room to watch the remainder of the show. 

Scored in Silence will be performed in American Sign Language with miming and voice over

Audio Descriptions will be available on Saturday May 7 at 7:30pm. Audio Describer / Writer & Mentor: William Elliot / Rebecca Singh, Superior Description Services

The Audio Description Introduction will begin at 7:20pm. It will include descriptions of the set, costume, and other elements of the performance. Please arrive a little earlier to pick up your RF Receiver at the box office. 

Woojer© straps are worn by audience members offer a tactile vibrotactility of the haunting sound composition.

Holo-guaze© is a projection material that creates a 3D holographic illusion, reflecting the live performance, sign-mime, animation and film footage of deaf hibakusha

This production is part of our #BeyondTO festival!

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Nominated for the Governor General’s Award,  Crippled is a powerful story about love, death, life and redemption. 

Thank you!

The 2022 #BeyondTO festival is sponsored by Jeff & Rita Rayman 

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