Up to 1.175 PS CEUs

 

 

This workshop is perfect for all levels of interaction with performance. Professional performance interpreters, educational interpreters, religious interpreters, conference interpreters, VRS interpreters, students, all can find valuable information in this workshop. This is a rare opportunity to laugh and learn and be challenged in ways you never have.


Each element of this workshop builds on the next. It tackles musical and musical theatre starting you at the basic process of getting a job, then covering the general preparation for your interpretation, moving to technical aspects of the field, philosophies of performance interpreting, skill development, performance practice, glossing, then finally personal analysis. This workshop emphasizes a lot of feedback. We do our best to have deaf consumers available on site to evaluate and challenge the attendees as we go. This workshop is a safe place to try new skills and techniques and a safe place to grow. No one is expected to be a pro when they walk in the door. We know interpreters want to grow but no one loves to "look bad" in front of our peers. Beginners to pros will all be challenged so everyone is "in the same boat". It's the perfect place to learn.


Hate musical intepreting? There are always a few of those who attend. Don't worry, these concepts work great in a science class, a doctor's office, in the court room, any place where interpreters go.

WORKSHOP SUMMARY

SCHEDULES

2 DAY (12.75 Hours – 1.175 PS CEUs): 
FRIDAY 6:15 PM – 9:30 PM

SATURDAY 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
• Performance Preparation
• Stage Terminology & Tech Prep
• Crew / Manager / Promoter Interaction
• Performance Analysis
• Performance Skills Techniques
• Glossing & ASL Imagery
• Personal Analysis

 

1 DAY (9.5 Hours – .85 PS CEUs): 
SATURDAY 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
• Performance Preparation
• Stage Terminology & Tech Prep
• Performance Analysis
• Performance Skills Techniques
• Glossing & ASL Imagery
• Personal Analysis

 

Mini-Workshop

(3.25 Hours - .325 PS CEUs): 
6:15 PM – 9:30 PM 
• Performance Analysis
• Performance Skills Techniques

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

 

I am tired of boring workshops, is it FUN?

 

YES! YES! YES! Most people tell us they have never laughed as hard at any workshop as they have laughed at the BSL Workshops. 

 

Will I actually learn something?

 

YES! If fact by the end you will hope we stop teaching you more! Most interpreters tell us that they are happy if they leave a workshop learning one new concept. The goal: Just to take "something" away. Our workshops seek to cram your brain with new ideas, new philosophies, new skills, and challenge you to think outside the box. You will learn!

 

Do you hand out notes?

 

Nope, we hand out huge workbooks! Depending on the length of the workshop you are attending, full size BSL workshops have workbooks ranging from 35 pages - 55 pages. Some tell us they consider our workbooks their "Performance Interpreting Bible". 

 

Who teaches the workshop?

 

Visit our PRESENTER page to find out more. 

 

Is this an active workshop or one where participants sit most of the time?

 

ACTIVE! About 2/3 is laughter filled lecture teaching you everything you need to know about Performance Interpreting. It will fly by! Participants are on their feet and practicing for about 1/3 of the workshop, which totals between 2 1/2 - 4 1/2 hours depending on the length of the workshop and the inquisitiveness of the group. Practice is comfortable as it is done in group settings. No one is staring at other people making comparisons so don't worry! You will be too busy to worry about your skills compared to anothers. 

 

Do participants get feedback?

 

YES! An enormous amount of feedback. If you do NOT want feedback this isn't the workshop for you. Peers will evaluate each other, local Deaf volunteers will often be available for evaluation (the host will provide those individuals) and the presenter will give as much feedback as possible to individuals. This workshop will push you and challenge you! All feedback is warm and fuzzy, but it is honest as well. We don't want to coddle you and keep you from growing, but we are a fan of a loving and safe environment so we want to shower you with smiles and hugs as well. 

 

What do the Deaf think about these philosophies?

 

That is a great question! These ideas might fly in the face of what was taught in your ITP/IPP but the Deaf love it! Check out this video message from a Deaf woman who attended a concert with 2 BSL grads. She lived in a major US city with a thousand skilled interpreters within reach, and she told our staff she had never seen anything like what she saw that night. She wanted to convey her thoughts to interpreters so they would get on board. The video has been edited down, but her parting words were "GO TO THE WORKSHOP!"

 

 

 

 

 

Meet one of our participants from Maryland, Ayorkor. She graduated from BSL NASHVILLE in the class of 2013. She auditioned for BSL NASHVILLE, our weeklong intensive, with very little facial expression or movement. After a week, she gave us this, and we were so proud. 

GATE COMMUNICATIONS is  a member of PCRID. PCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. These Professional Studies programs are offered for the CEU’s listed at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level