Angry police officer with night stick, holding a "5" hand up toward the camera and openig his mouth.

Police Deaf Near Far – a play by David Rush, which enjoyed a sold-out Michigan premiere in 2012 – tells the story of Stinger, a Deaf man who is killed by a a police officer in a moment of tragic miscommunication. The play is based on an incident that tookContinue Reading

DEADLINE FOR RESUMES APRIL 3rd With new projects on the horizon, TerpTheatre is looking to expand its team of stage interpreters specializing in the shadowed style. Our audition process begins with a resume. We will then invite select interpreters to prepare for a live audition, and to meet the TerpTheatreContinue 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

March is bustling with shadow interpreted performances! Featured in this vBlog is terptheatre’s night with Dead Man’s Cell Phone — produced by Oakland University’s Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance.  March 23rd is quickly coming upon us, so if you haven’t purchased your tickets yet you might want to ringContinue Reading

The Little Mermaid

Our 2012-2013 season continues with theatre for the whole family! Swim down to Trenton Village Theatre on March 16th at 7:00pm where TerpTheatre will be part of DYPAC’s world to perform The Little Mermaid – based on Disney’s beloved movie musical! Performed at the beautiful Trenton Village Theatre, the audienceContinue 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

Screen shot from Fox 2 newscast

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 Logo published an astonishingly positive review of Police Deaf Near Far, shortly after our opening on October 3rd. “Sometimes there is a show that is impossible to give an adequate and deserving review about.” Read the full review HERE. Danny McDougallDanny McDougall, PhD, CSC — “Dr. Danny” — owns andContinue Reading

Essentially, Police Deaf Near Far is a bi-lingual, bi-modal play.  All lines performed in American Sign Language – a visual/spatial language – are also performed in spoken English by voice actors assigned to specific characters.  All lines performed in spoken English are performed by TerpTheatre’s shadow interpreters. The result isContinue Reading

Anna Wyatt and Gillian Cooper will be acting the role of Roberta for Police Deaf Near Far. We took an opportunity to sit down with them last week, just before Daniel Durant and Garrett Zuercher arrived, and talk to them about learning sign language for the show. During the pre-productionContinue Reading