Adam Pottle

Adam Pottle's writing explores the social, linguistic, and philosophical aspects of Deafness and disability. His first play, Ultrasound, tells the story of a Deaf man, Alphonse, and his wife, Miranda, who's hard of hearing. The couple plans to have a child, but Alphonse wants the child to be deaf. As they negotiate their own biases, they are eventually forced to make difficult decisions. The play premiered at Theatre Passe Muraille in 2016.

In addition to theatre scripts, Pottle writes fiction and poetry. His novel, Mantis Dreams: The Journal of Dr. Dexter Ripley, won the 2014 Saskatoon Book Award. His poetry collection Beautiful Mutants was shortlisted for two Saskatchewan Book Awards and the Acorn-Plantos Prize. He lives in Saskatoon.

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