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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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Sign Language Interpretation For Theatre, Music Growing

by Auslan Stage Left in04.09.2015 in Articles

This article was originally published by Rebecca Thiele on WMUK.   On Friday, Misti Ryefield and Kathleen Robertson of Grand Rapids will interpret for the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre‘s production of My Fair Lady. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Ryefield says these days more deaf people are asking for interpreters…

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Our Theatre Scrapbook: August 2015

by Auslan Stage Left in03.09.2015 in Our Theatre Scrapbook

Have a look at what we did this August!   Tuesday August 4th TSOL Live: Unlearning The Deakin Edge, Melbourne. Interpreters: Julie Judd and Anna Vost       Thursday August 6th I Am A Miracle Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne. Interpreters: Erin Gook and Cheryl Sandilands Language Consultant: Irene…

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Behind the Scenes: Jayde Kirchert and ‘Nude’

by Ilana Gelbart in21.08.2015 in Interviews

Ilana from Auslan Stage Left spoke with director and writer Jayde Kitchert about her new show ‘Nude: Beneath the Beauty Spot’.  Nude is a one-woman show that puts a new spin on the stories and songs of the greatest sex star that ever lived: Marilyn…

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This Is Why Every Concert Stage Needs A Sign Language Interpreter

by Auslan Stage Left in18.08.2015 in Articles

This article was originally published by Adam Fleischer on MTV News. A leader in the field behind those viral Kendrick and Iggy videos tells MTV News, we need an inclusive experience for all. Recent viral videos capturing sign language interpreters onstage with huge acts like Kendrick Lamar…

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Fringe Interpreter Signs Shows for the Deaf

by Auslan Stage Left in13.08.2015 in Articles

This article was originally published on Evening Edinburgh News.   AS performers go, he’s now well and truly a Fringe regular – despite never speaking a word.   Paul Belmonte, 44, is now in his eighth year as a sign language interpreter at the event….

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