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 ring up the box office or visit THIS WEBSITE. The show begins at 8:00pm.
Along with information about current productions Shipwrecked! and The Little Mermaid, this vBlog will discuss some of the ideas within Dead Man’s Cell Phone — starting at the 1:45 mark. Enjoy!
TerpTheatre’s interpreters are performing with the talented cast of Dead Man’s Cell Phone . Both interpreters have had a busy season working on the wildly successful Police Deaf Near Far (OU) this past fall and Wild Swan Theater‘s A Christmas Carol in December.
Understudy/theatre liaison Erin Parrish has this to say about working on Dead Man’s Cell Phone at Oakland University: “Working with the OU theatre department is a wonderful experience! Every time I am blessed with the opportunity to work with these very talented people they never cease to amaze me with their creativity and devotion to their art.”
Jamie Fidler supports this mushiness. “The ingenuity and inventiveness of all the people that make up the cast and crew (including designers and director) of every show I’ve had the honor to work on continues to astonish me. The energy that is created on stage is every bit a collaboration. Dead Man’s Cell Phone is no exception. Their openness and embracing of shadow interpreters is actively helping to cultivate Deaf audiences around the area — Incredibly pioneering.”
Danny McDougall, PhD, CSC — “Dr. Danny” — owns and manages TerpTheatre. Since 1986, he has interpreted in hundreds of plays, musicals and other performances on stage – most in the shadowed style. He teaches and lectures on the theory and practice of theatre interpreting. Danny is the chair of Sign Language Studies at Madonna University, and holds a PhD in Translation and Interpretation from Heriot-Watt University – where his dissertation explored the relationship between space and meaning during interpreted theatre performances.