Im writing a deaf character in on of my scripts and im wondering what is the best means of getting her to relat/ communicate to other characters. Only 1 other cast member will actually be able to understand sign language, however, this deaf character (named Navarrah) can read lips and understand others. As a side note, shes quite rude and short tempered.
Ideas- She is always accompanied by the other character who acts as her interpreter. So when she signs, the other lady will say what she say (I plan to use this ,but i dont want them in the same scene all the time, seeing as she will have some scenes where she and a guy shes interested in are together alone)
2 She talks very rarely but from her voice ,we hear she cant form words properly (I considered using this ,but it was pointed out it may make her seem less"competent"if she talks clearly, she wont seem to be deaf to the audience.
3) She walks with a pen and pad to write down whatever she has to say, give it to the person and they read out loud.