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Researcher Seeks Input on Video Interpreting of Police Encounters

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When is it effective to use video interpreting for encounters between Deaf people and the police? Researcher Robert Skinner is seeking input for his ongoing investigation of the these types of interactions. Have an opinion? Email Skinner! From his blog: Do you think video interpreting could be used to report an incident as a witness; […]

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Wonderstruck Splits The Deaf Baby – UPDATE: Community Dialogue

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by Danny McDougall, CSC   “Last night at wonderstruck was hard… don’t get me wrong, I’m happy that they gave deaf talent an opportunity but not even one deaf talent signs in the movie. What I see, hearing used our language… and to have hearing person to play as deaf role was really hard for […]

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Interpreting a Show? Post it on TerpTheatre. It’s FREE!

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We want to promote interpreted theatre and Deaf performances, and we’re doing it for free! was founded in 1998 to share information about sign language interpreting on stage. Since then, the website has included articles and information about the practice of theatre interpreting, including lists of interpreted theatre productions and Deaf theatre events. […]

Spotlight on Deaf People and Law Enforcement

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DTV News Links: Website Facebook   DTV News offers this important segment about the experience of Deaf people when interacting with law enforcement officers. The segment notes that some local municipalities have developed visor cards to help communication between law enforcement and Deaf people, and also provides tips for safe interactions. The nature of interactions […]

Spring Awakening Gets the Broadway Backstory Treatment

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Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening is the subject of an hour-long episode of Broadway Backstory, a podcast hosted by theatre aficionado and author, Patrick Hinds.  One year after the closing of the groundbreaking Broadway run of Spring Awakening, Hinds weaves together details from several interviews to offer a unique look into the development of the […]

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Interpreting in Police Settings Gets New Resource

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Communication between law enforcement officers and members of the Deaf community remains an important topic internationally. Robert Skinner, a PhD student at Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, Scotland), has launched a website that will share information related to his research on interpreted interactions between the police and Deaf people. A particular interest of Skinner’s is the use […]

Brother Remembers Deaf Man Killed by Police Officer

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TerpTheatre’s production of Police Deaf Near Far (2012, in partnership with Oakland University) told the story of Stinger, a Deaf man killed during an interaction with a police officer. The production echoed the often tragic real-world encounters between law enforcement and members of the Deaf, hard of hearing, and DeafBlind communities. The publicity trailer video for […]

Interpreted Theatre Discussion on Twitter!

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Join Our Discussion About Interpreted Theatre During the week of September 25, Danny McDougall (from TerpTheatre) will be joining students from the interpreting program at Heriot-Watt University in a discussion about interpreted theatre. Danny will present a lecture to the students, who will then work on their translation and interpreting skills related to theatre interpreting. […]

Guardian Covers Deafinitely Theatre Covering The Bard

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The red-hot run of Deaf West Theatre‘s Spring Awakening is bringing heightened attention to Deaf theatre companies and other forms of Deaf talent. The online version of The Guardian recently highlighted a production of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Globe, in London. Even the title was a translation challenge, as reported by the director […]

I Am Proud!

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TerpTheatre alumnus, Daniel Durant, currently stars in Deaf West Theatre’s Broadway revival of Spring Awakening. The production — and it’s cast — are getting well-deserved attention for their efforts. In a recent Q &A with The New York Times, Durant reflects on being Deaf … and being raised by two Moms. “Being raised by two moms […]