Deaf Voice in a Covid World by Marven Likness | Script Revolution

Deaf Voice in a Covid World

Late deafened male navigates a Covid world as an essential worker from rural Canada.

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During Covid-19 MAX continues to work as his friends and family are loosing their jobs and quarantining.

He is a photocopier technician. Not a glorious job but one that needs to be done.

New challenges arise as social distancing and preventative measures continue to cut him off from society.

Previous to Covid-19 Max struggled with keeping his job in a limited form. No longer able to service noise complaints, phoning customers or other hearing related difficulties that arose.

Now ASL (American Sign Language) training has been suspended and ASL friends not accessible.

Businesses lock their doors and put up signs “Call for Entry”. Lip reading and hand gestures are no longer assets.
Max continues to navigate empty streets as finds new ways to communicate and looks to the future when he can be a functioning part of society again.

Worried that he will not be able to provide for his family in the post Covid world.

Deaf/HoH have hid among you un-detected in plain sight. Smiling and nodding as if they understood everything you just said.

Submitted: August 6, 2020
Last Updated: August 6, 2020

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The Writer: Marven Likness

Actor, Writer, Sign Language Advocate/Consultant After an incident that cost me most of my hearing in 2016 I have reactivated my creative side. Being a part time actor I channeled my thoughts into script form as a way to deal with my new reality. Although I am always working on a multitude of projects I keep coming back to a series I created called One in a Trillion. With it's first release to the public in 2020 it has been amazing to see and hear the feed back I get. FB fan page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/198093391524445/about/ Go to bio

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