Kate Finch and Tad Cooley in "Tribes" at Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

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Language can be uniting and divisive -- as is demonstrated in "Tribes," an award-winning play running through Nov. 15 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA). It's a theatrical look at communication and miscommunication through the lens of a British family of intellects and egotists. Tensions rise when one of the sons, Billy, who is deaf, starts to question his place within the family.

The DCPA experimented with new closed captioning devices for its run of "Tribes."

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For "Tribes," the DCPA experimented with new closed caption technology to make the performance -- and future productions -- more accessible to those with hearing impairments.

Stephen Weitz directed the DCPA's production. He spoke with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner.