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Performer Interview: Todd McKenney

by Ilana Gelbart in01.07.2015 in Interviews

Ilana from Auslan Stage Left met with the critically acclaimed and award winning performer, actor and host Todd McKenney after his workshop with interpreters and deaf consultants at Auslan Stage Left’s Musical Theatre Training weekend.   Read on to see what Todd has to say about…

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Our Theatre Scrapbook: June 2015

by Auslan Stage Left in01.07.2015 in Our Theatre Scrapbook

2015 is flying by, and it was helped by a huge month of shows! Have a look through what we were up to this June! Tuesday June 2nd Mama Alto: Countertenor Diva Hares and Hyenas, Melbourne. Interpreter: Marc Ethan   Read our interview with Mama Alto…

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Interpreter Midlife Crisis

by Auslan Stage Left in29.06.2015 in Articles

This article was originally published by Cyril Flerov on AIIC.net. Does a specific ”interpreter midlife crisis” exist? And if it does, what is it? How does our perception of ourselves and of our profession change over the course of a career and why? And is it for better…

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Behind the Scenes: Musical Theatre Training (Day Two)

by Auslan Stage Left in22.06.2015 in Articles

This weekend Auslan Stage Left took over the Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne for their Musical Theatre Training. This was an intensive two day course for those who have already completed our Foundations of Theatre Interpreting course. The focus of this Musical Theatre Training was, as…

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Behind the Scenes: Musical Theatre Training (Day One)

by Auslan Stage Left in20.06.2015 in Articles

This weekend Auslan Stage Left took over the Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne for their Musical Theatre Training. This was an intensive two day course for those who have already completed our Foundations of Theatre Interpreting course. The focus of this Musical Theatre Training was, as…

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Viral Signs

by Auslan Stage Left in17.06.2015 in Articles

This article was originally published by Graham Turner on Life in LINCS.   We’ve had the ‘fake interpreter’ at Nelson Mandela’s funeral in Johannesburg. We’ve had successive mayors of New York (Bloomberg and de Blasio) and the Premier of Queensland supposedly being upstaged by their interpreters…

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Let’s Talk (or Sign!) About the Deaf, Not Hearing Interpreters

by Auslan Stage Left in12.06.2015 in Articles

This article was originally published by Caroline Zola on Slate.com.   A few days ago, a good friend and fellow linguaphile posted a video on my Facebook wall of Shelby Mitchusson, a hearing American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter translating Eminem’s anthemic “Lose Yourself,” signing with…

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Interpreters and Social Media

by Julie Judd in08.06.2015 in Articles

The proliferation of social media has changed how people all over the world share information and communicate with friends, family and colleagues. The use of social media by interpreter practitioners in Australia has increased with individuals utilising various platforms in a variety of ways. As…

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