The cast reveal of the 31st season of Dancing With The Stars included a familiar face — Daniel Durant! Hot off the heels of the fantastic award season for the film Coda, Durant becomes the next in a trend of Deaf talent on dance competition programs in the US andContinue Reading

photos: @codamovie on Instagram CODA stars Marlee Matlin, Troy Kusters, and TerpTheatre alumnus Daniel Durant (Police Deaf Near Far), along with Emilia Jones as Ruby in the title CODA role. Filmed before the COVID pandemic, CODA* tells the story of a Deaf family with one hearing Coda member. The filmContinue Reading

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Researcher and interpreter Robert Skinner, PhD has advanced the understanding of video-mediated interpreting in encounters with law enforcement via his doctoral research in Scotland. His dissertation is available online, alongside Skinner’s award winning poster presentations summarizing his findings. See Skinner’s post on his blog Proximity Interpreting. Danny McDougallDanny McDougall, PhD,Continue Reading

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When is it effective to use video interpreting for encounters between Deaf people and the police? Researcher Robert Skinner is seeking input for his ongoing investigation of the these types of interactions. Have an opinion? Email Skinner! From his blog: Do you think video interpreting could be used to reportContinue Reading

DTV News Links: Website Facebook   DTV News offers this important segment about the experience of Deaf people when interacting with law enforcement officers. The segment notes that some local municipalities have developed visor cards to help communication between law enforcement and Deaf people, and also provides tips for safeContinue Reading

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[siteshot width=”300″ url=””] Communication between law enforcement officers and members of the Deaf community remains an important topic internationally. Robert Skinner, a PhD student at Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, Scotland), has launched a website that will share information related to his research on interpreted interactions between the police and Deaf people.Continue Reading

Daniel Durant has a lot to celebrate. LA’s Best Male Actor In A Musical Visitors to have crowned Durant LA’s 2014 Best Male Leading Actor in a Musical (local production) for his role in Deaf West Theatre’s production of Spring Awakening – the first such award for a Deaf actor in aContinue Reading

Deaf West Theatre has announced its next production, Spring Awakening, and has launched a Kickstarter Campaign to raise $25,000 in financial support. The production brings together an impressive creative team and huge cast of twenty three Deaf and hearing actors – including Daniel Durant who starred in the TerpTheatre/Oakland University 2012Continue Reading

H3 TV – a website the broadcasts global news items using an international sign system – has covered the production of PDNF!  Check out the video, below, and visit the website HERE. Danny McDougallDanny McDougall, PhD, CSC — “Dr. Danny” — owns and manages TerpTheatre. Since 1986, he has interpretedContinue Reading

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Among the wonderful press during our October 4 – 14, 2012 run of Police Deaf Near Far was this story on the Detroit Fox affiliate. Danny McDougallDanny McDougall, PhD, CSC — “Dr. Danny” — owns and manages TerpTheatre. Since 1986, he has interpreted in hundreds of plays, musicals and otherContinue Reading