Aiming for Sainthood

written by Arlene Malinowski
Directed by Ann Boyd
July 11-20, 2008

a part of 16th Street’s Words in Motion festival

A journey between sound and silence.

When her Deaf mother gets cancer, a middle-aged woman moves back into her childhood room with two questions: “Where is God?” and “Who took my KISS poster?” Aiming for Sainthood (commissioned by 16th Street) is part two of Malinowski’s trilogy beginning with What Does the Sun Sound Like?, the totally true tales of a hearing daughter growing up in a Deaf family and culture.

Arlene Malinowski is an actor/playwright whose solo shows have been produced in venues nationwide and has been honored with an LA Theatre Ovations nomination, an LA Weekly Award and a Garland Award. Arlene is also a writer/performer with the nationally touring, multicultural show A Slice of Rice, Frijoles & Greens, a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists, and a founding member of the literary ensemble In So Many Words. Arlene’s stories are told through sign language and voice inviting the audience to share a world beyond their experience.