When quoting, please cite this page. Suggested APA: McDougall, D. (2013). How is it done? TerpTheatre: Sign LanguageInterpreting for the Theatre. https://terptheatre.org/technical.html Danny McDougallDanny McDougall, PhD, CSC — “Dr. Danny” — owns and manages TerpTheatre. Since 1986, he has interpreted in hundreds of plays, musicals and other performances on stage –Continue Reading

Photo of shadow interpreter standing behind two women sitting at a table.

Sign language must be seen to be understood. Shadow interpreting on stage seeks to position the language of the play near the action on stage, so that Deaf patrons have a unified experience: the dialogue combined with the actors’ delivery and performance.Continue 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