September 2015

How ‘Fake’ Interpreters Lie To The Deaf

By Auslan Stage Left in28.09.2015 in Articles

This article was originally published by Nairobian Reporter on Standard Digital News. The world has forgotten the 52 presidents and 16 prime ministers who came to bid farewell to Nelson Mandela in December 2013. But not Thamsanqa Jantjie (circled above) the ‘fake’ interpreter for the deaf…

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What Makes an Interpreter Satisfactory or Acceptable?

By Auslan Stage Left in26.09.2015 in Articles

This article was originally published by Hilary Franklin on Deaf Echo. So, I recently had a couple conversations with a pretty cool person, Robin*, who is just really starting to really dive into the field of sign language interpreting. We  had some conversations about  expectations of interpreters, etc. Robin…

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Hands Down

By Auslan Stage Left in26.09.2015 in Articles

This article was originally published by Michael Schulman on The New Yorker.   Sign-language interpreters, like air-traffic controllers, usually attract attention only when they screw up. Part of the job is to blend in, even if you’re standing in front of eighty thousand people. That…

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Signing Hedda Gabler: ASL Interpreters Tackle Ibsen’s Dark Drama

By Auslan Stage Left in26.09.2015 in Articles

This article was originally published by Leslie Friday on Boston University Today.   Theatrical American Sign Language interpreters must be perceptive, flexible, and—quite possibly—have a touch of multiple personality disorder.   Emily Hayes and Drew Pidkameny, for example, ASL interpreters for a performance of the College…

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How Interpreted Theatre Empowers The Deaf Community

By Sherrie Beaver in14.09.2015 in Articles

Deaf patrons have missed out on the theatre experience due to lack of performances being available with sign language interpreters. The majority of performances are accessible through captioning; yet English isn’t the first and preferred language of Deaf patrons. Captioning doesn’t have the ability to…

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Behind the Scenes: The Cast of ‘Sophisticated Lady’

By Auslan Stage Left in13.09.2015 in Interviews

Mama Alto, Ilana Charnelle and Satta portray three legendary songstresses of the past; Billie Holiday, Judy Garland and Ella Fitzgerald; in the upcoming show, ‘Sophisticated Lady: A Nightcap with Billie, Judy and Ella’.   Before their Auslan interpreted performance at Hares and Hyenas, they spoke with Auslan Stage…

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Behind the Scenes: Stephanie Dimitriou and ‘TESS’

By Ilana Gelbart in08.09.2015 in Interviews

Ilana from Auslan Stage Left spoke with co-creator, co-director and dramaturg Stephanie Dimitriou about her upcoming Melbourne Fringe Festival show, TESS. Alongside collaborator Leticia Brennan-Steers, Dimitriou and team have created a performance event, based on Thomas Hardy’s ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’, about the systematic destruction…

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Performer Interview: Bree Turner

By Ilana Gelbart in07.09.2015 in Interviews

Ilana from Auslan Stage Left spoke with writer and performer Bree Turner about her upcoming Melbourne Fringe Festival show ‘Glory Whole’.  Glory Whole is a coming of womanhood story that explores female sexuality, feminism and a myriad of ‘first times’.   Read on to see what…

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