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February 16

Engaging and Working with ASL/English Interpreters, ASL Coaches and Deaf Consultants in Theatre: A Guide for the Community

Hosted by SOUND OFF: A Deaf Theatre Festival


10330 84 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada

February 16
11 AM – 12:30 PM

A performance’s over-all aesthetic is one of the resounding factors that leads to its success or ultimate failure in the patron’s and critic’s view. Many factors impact this aesthetic when utilizing inclusive measures to incorporate something like American Sign Language (ASL). Where do you find competent theatre skilled Interpreters? How will the performance use them? Should you be using a Deaf Interpreter? What about a Deaf actor on stage? Have you considered the need for a Deaf Consultant or ASL Coach? Did you budget correctly or did you budget at all? …. And most importantly, why are you doing this in the first place?

During this workshop we will delve into these questions and many more. With the current shift towards greater inclusion in the mainstream, we will uncover the truths about access versus inclusion and what that really looks like from the Deaf perspective.

Presenters: Nicole Sander and Catherine Joell MacKinnon

More information and tickets

ASL/English interpretation provided. Wheelchair accessible venue. Accessible seating is available, however there are limited wheelchair spaces for some events. Calling ahead to reserve at 780-409-1910 is recommended. Accessible washrooms. T-coil hearing assist loops available. Designated DATS drop off on the east side of 103 Street, just north of Whyte Ave.