"[Tribes has] a level of integrity that usually characterizes plays that come...in nationally renowned theaters, but instead is conveniently available right here..."

BEST OF 2015





Tribes was produced as part of Rude Mechanicals' 2015-16 Main Stage season.


Billy was born deaf.  Sylvia is going deaf. 
From the moment he was born, Billy’s family had done their best to give him a normal childhood. But all of that goes out the door the minute Sylvia walks into his life. Now, faced with the opportunity to integrate into a community he’s been missing out on, Billy is forced to chose between his own happiness or remaining with his tribe.


Directed by Gregory Keng Strasser 

Set and Properties Design by Kat Johnson & Liz Pearlman

Lighting Design by Joseph Howard

Projection Design by Levin Kim

ASL Coaching by Erica Watson

Stage Managed by Cameron Marsh

Photography by Alison Hacker and Kevin Corbett




Production Gallery Below



(In order of appearance)

Jason Sell, Noa Gelb, Ben Wier, Logan Davis, Eric Faler, Blair Prince



Best of 2015 -- Natalie Zak, The Michigan Daily

Preview --  Maria Robins-Somerville, The Michigan Daily


Eric Faler

Eric Faler and Blair Prince

Jason Sell and Eric Faler

Logan Davis, Noa Gelb, Eric Faler, Jason Sell

Logan Davis, Ben Wier, Noa Gelb

Logan Davis, Jason Sell, and Ben Wier

Ensemble and Eric Faler

Noa Gelb

Blair Prince