The red-hot run of Deaf West Theatre‘s Spring Awakening is bringing heightened attention to Deaf theatre companies and other forms of Deaf talent. The online version of The Guardian recently highlighted a production of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Globe, in London. Even the title was a translation challenge,Continue Reading

Voting members of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) recently approved a Special Practice Paper on Interpreting For The Performing Arts. The paper seeks to provide “a framework for basic, respectable standards” when RID members are interpreting in a performance setting (e.g., theatre). In addition to a broad overviewContinue Reading

Noted author and associate professor at the University of San Diego Department of Communications, Tom Humphries, attended an interpreted performance of Cabaret on Broadway recently, and was so impressed that he wrote to the Roundabout Theater. [pl_blockquote cite=”Tom Humphries”] I had the privilege of attending a recent performance of CabaretContinue Reading

Here are the character sign names for this weekend’s production of Dead Man’s Cell Phone at Oakland University. This show is SOLD OUT!!  If want to see more shadowed shows, please tell us! “Like” us on facebook and Twitter. Danny McDougallDanny McDougall, PhD, CSC — “Dr. Danny” — owns andContinue Reading

“Much Ado About Nothing” opened this weekend for the Oakland University Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, and it’s amazing how quickly the time just flew by! TerpTheare will be joining for Saturday’s show, and before you come you might enjoy taking a moment to meet some of the castContinue Reading

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You’ve arrived at the theatre. You pick up your ticket. You’re given a program. You pick a seat in the theatre. As you peruse the program contents you will see lists of people who are involved with the production of the show – from the director (Karen Sheridan) to theContinue Reading

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      Oakland University is nearing the interpreted production of The Women of Lockerbie. Just before Christmas in 1988, a Pan Am flight bound for the United States exploded over Scotland. The Women of Lockerbie follows the parents of a young man on the plane, coming to the siteContinue Reading

  Before 9/11, there was Lockerbie. Oakland University’s first interpreted show of the season (there will be three this year) is ‘The Women of Lockerbie.’  This moving play is based on the true story of the aftermath of the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.Continue Reading

  Actors and directors sometimes wonder, “What it is like to work with interpreters on stage?”  During a recent production of Treasure Island produced by Michigan’s most inclusive theatre company – Wild Swan Theater – we had the chance to talk with actors and others about the subject.  Some haveContinue Reading

Performer Amy Armstrong on stage, with interpreter Brooke Macnamara standing nearby. Both look annoyed.

The 2003 national conference of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf was held in Chicago—perfectly timed after the release of the film version of the musical Chicago. The conference committee hired local Chicago performers Amy & Freddy (Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen, along with some of their friends fromContinue Reading