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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; […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Daniel Durant Celebrates Award and Off-Broadway Debut of Spring Awakening

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Daniel Durant has a lot to celebrate. LA’s Best Male Actor In A Musical Visitors to BroadwayWorld.com have crowned Durant LA’s 2014 Best Male Leading Actor in a Musical (local production) for his role in Deaf West Theatre’s production of Spring Awakening – the first such award for a Deaf actor in a musical. Durant earned 21% of […]

Spring Coming To Deaf West – Give ‘Em A Kick!

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Deaf West Theatre has announced its next production, Spring Awakening, and has launched a Kickstarter Campaign to raise $25,000 in financial support. The production brings together an impressive creative team and huge cast of twenty three Deaf and hearing actors – including Daniel Durant who starred in the TerpTheatre/Oakland University 2012 production of Police Deaf Near Far […]

PDNF Featured on International Sign Language Site

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H3 TV – a website the broadcasts global news items using an international sign system – has covered the production of PDNF!  Check out the video, below, and visit the website HERE.

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PDNF on Fox News

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Among the wonderful press during our October 4 – 14, 2012 run of Police Deaf Near Far was this story on the Detroit Fox affiliate.

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“Everyone” Must See PDNF!: Stellar Review on BWW

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Broadwayworld.com published an astonishingly positive review of Police Deaf Near Far, shortly after our opening on October 3rd. “Sometimes there is a show that is impossible to give an adequate and deserving review about.” Read the full review HERE.

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 […]