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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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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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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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Are Theater Sign Language Interpreters Acting?

By Auslan Stage Left in06.08.2015 in Articles

This article was first published by Cindy Gimbrone on Hands Up Theater.  Often, when ASL interpreters are out in the local community interpreting theater or concerts, non-signers believe that we are acting. Here is a good explanation of that from Chloe Veltman writing for Theatre Bay…

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How Many Sign Language Interpreters Does It Take….

By Auslan Stage Left in20.07.2015 in Articles

This article was first published by Kaitlyn on The Creative Pensieve.  … to screw in a light bulb? (Or, ‘How to Explain Interpreting for the Theatre or Concerts in a Nutshell’). Imagine a stage where the spotlight has burned out. Someone needs to replace the light bulb in…

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