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Auslan Choir Translates Handel’s Messiah into Sign Language

by Auslan Stage Left in14.12.2015 in Articles

This article was originally posted by Elissa Blake on The Sydney Morning Herald.   Billed as a world-first, the Sydney Philharmonia Choir’s presentation of Handel’s Messiah will feature a deaf community “signing” choir on stage alongside a full orchestra and the 400 massed voices of the Symphony…

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Staging Theatre for Deaf and Hearing Audiences

by Auslan Stage Left in20.11.2015 in Articles

This article was originally posted on The Guardian. Meet the deaf and hearing artists developing new staging techniques to make accessibility part of the aesthetic. The Deaf and Hearing Ensemble is a group of D/deaf and hearing artists whose work includes British Sign Language (BSL), spoken English,…

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New York Theatre Scene Embraces Deaf Actors

by Auslan Stage Left in20.11.2015 in Articles

This article was originally posted on BBC News. Spring Awakening has been revived on Broadway, but this time with a predominantly deaf cast. New York has seen a wave of productions bringing deaf actors to the fore, transforming both the theatre scene and the job…

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The Life of a Theatre Interpreter

by Auslan Stage Left in04.11.2015 in Articles

This article was originally posted by SLFirst Entertainment Team on SLFirst Magazine. Following our recent wonderful experience of integrated theatre we interviewed Becky Allen to get a behind the scenes look at how the show was developed. Some of the SL First team recently went…

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Our Theatre Scrapbook: October 2015

by Auslan Stage Left in02.11.2015 in Our Theatre Scrapbook

The end of the year is coming up so quickly! October was a month of many many shows, featuring Melbourne Fringe Festival and so much more, so have a look at what we got up to below!   Thursday October 1st Seperation Street Northcote Town Hall,…

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Signs of Shakespeare in ‘R+J: The Vineyard’

by Auslan Stage Left in28.10.2015 in Articles

This article was originally published by Aaron Sawyer on American Theatre. Chicago’s Red Theater is translating Shakespeare for its new show: They’re putting his verse into American Sign Language. The first time I saw sign language onstage, it filled me with anxiety. There was no way…

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