Dead Man’s Cell Phone – terptheatre Answers The Call!

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March is bustling with shadow interpreted performances! Featured in this vBlog is terptheatre’s night with Dead Man’s Cell Phone — produced by Oakland University’s Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance.  March 23rd is quickly coming upon us, so if you haven’t purchased your tickets yet you might want to ring up the box office or […]

The Little Mermaid

TerpTheatre headed Under The Sea!

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Our 2012-2013 season continues with theatre for the whole family! Swim down to Trenton Village Theatre on March 16th at 7:00pm where TerpTheatre will be part of DYPAC’s world to perform The Little Mermaid – based on Disney’s beloved movie musical! Performed at the beautiful Trenton Village Theatre, the audience is sure to be submerged […]

Putting It Together: ASL and Voice Actors Bring Lines To Life

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Essentially, Police Deaf Near Far is a bi-lingual, bi-modal play.  All lines performed in American Sign Language – a visual/spatial language – are also performed in spoken English by voice actors assigned to specific characters.  All lines performed in spoken English are performed by TerpTheatre’s shadow interpreters. The result is a merging of sight and […]

Translating Roberta

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Anna Wyatt and Gillian Cooper will be acting the role of Roberta for Police Deaf Near Far. We took an opportunity to sit down with them last week, just before Daniel Durant and Garrett Zuercher arrived, and talk to them about learning sign language for the show. During the pre-production planning period for Police Deaf […]

Actors Daniel Durant and Garrett Zuercher Join The Cast!

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September 9 & 10, 2012 Finally!  The cast of Police Deaf Near Far is complete.  On Sunday, professional Deaf actors, Daniel Durant and Garrett Zuercher arrived in Detroit.  Daniel flew in from Los Angels, and Garrett flew in from New York City.  After dinner with the director of the production – Karen Sheridan – and […]

Rehearsals Begin with Hearing Cast Members

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Reflections On Early Rehearsals — Karen Sheridan, Director The beginning rehearsals for Police Deaf Near Far brought the cast and creative team of designers and interpreters all together in the same room for the first time.  We’ve now had 7 rehearsals. Tim Johnston, a Deaf faculty member at Oakland University, joined us the first night.  […]

Online Ticket Sales Start Early!

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[ Details On Our Tickets Page ] In anticipation of the excitement over tickets for Police Deaf Near Far, Oakland University has arranged for online ticket sales to start today – far ahead of the official Box Office opening on September 18. Online sales are handled through StarTickets.  All major credit cards are accepted, and […]

Shooting The Kickstarter Video: A Behind-The-Scenes Look

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  Let’s face it: We’re theatre people, not film people. Still, the Kickstarter campaign really needed a video to explain the background behind this production of Police Deaf Near Far, and to let supporters get to know the people behind the production.  We were each interviewed about our thoughts about the production, and we finished each […]

Police Deaf Near Far Kickstarter Campaign is Launched!

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Today is the first day of the Kickstarter campaign for Police Deaf Near Far.  We’ve been working behind-the-scenes to edit a 5 minute video to introduce the project to the community.  We’re posting the video as the start of our campaign, and hope that it draws attention to our need for fundraising and our upcoming […]

PDNF Launches Backstage Blog

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PDNF is gearing-up for our October Michigan premiere.  Soon, we’ll begin announcing cast members and sharing our production process over the summer.  When we start rehearsals in the Fall, you’ll be able to meet cast members, learn about the director’s vision for the production, and see all the details come into place. We’ll also be […]