Production for hearing impaired kids comes to Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV)- A Los Angeles theater group is putting on a show full of local Las Vegas kids. But this isn't your ordinary play.
"I hear absolutely nothing," said actor 17-year-old Jordan Livingston. "It's like your in outer space, absolutely no sound, the only thing you can really hear is what's going on in your mind and what you're thinking."
Jordan is profound deaf. He heard his first sounds at age three after he got Cochlear Implants.
But he hasn't let his disability get in the way of success. Jordan and eight other kids are putting on a production like nothing you've ever seen... Did I mention they all can't hear.
The mission of No Limits Theater Group is to give deaf or hard of hearing children a chance to really act instead of signing.
They work on their speech, grammar and pronunciation all through the gift of stage.
The production's director David Hawkins, has been with No Limits for 15 years. It's something that's changed his life, being hearing impaired himself.
"When I was little I always wanted to be a pilot and being an actor in this program kept giving me confidence so I could do it, said Hawkins.
He finally flew solo at age 17 after being told it would never happen. Hawkins thanks No Limits for his success story.
"By giving back to these kids today, they can have a role model to look up to," he said.
And the August 27th production will not disappoint. After only a few weeks of rehersals, the kids were able to really ham it up for the Action News cameras.
No Limits is a non profit organization. Every child joined the program free of charge, so they're asking local businesses to support them at their August performance in the UNLV Student Union Theater.
To advertise in their playbill or to make a donation to the first No Limits Theater Group production in Las Vegas go to their website at www.kidswithnolimits.org.
The production is titled Mission:Possible. It begins at 6:30pm at UNLV on August 27th. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.