Up to 1.175 PS CEUs

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

 

What types of theatre does this workshop discuss?

 

This workshop targets live theatre. If you are interested in musical theatre, make your way over to the Bringing the Stage to Life - EXTENDED, BSL II or BSL NASHVILLE workshops in a previous menu. 

 

Does this workshop cover glossing?

 

YES! We have a unique and extensive glossing section. 

 

Is this an active workshop?

 

Yes! Approximately 1/3 of the workshop has the participants standing and in full practice mode. Don't worry, it's a safe place to practice. We do our work primarily as a group so there is no need to worry about a group of interpreters staring at you. We do take volunteers to practice film clips and be evaluated as examples for the group. 

 

What types of practice do you do?

 

Some is improv, some stems from popular film clips. 

 

Do participants get evaluated? 

 

YES! The instructor will evaluate people by walking through the crowd and give as much individualized feedback as possible. In addition to that, the hosts often bring in local Deaf evaluators per our request. They provide an incredible additive to the workshop. Don't worry, we request nice Deaf Community members attend and we leave the cranky ones at home. 

 

Is this a fun workshop?

 

You will laugh your head off. You will likely also cry. This is an emotional workshop. We get vulnerable, get real, and get intimate with one another. This isn't like anything you have experienced before at an interpreting workshop.

 

Who teaches the workshop?

 

Visit our PRESENTER page to find out more. 

WORKSHOP SUMMARY

The Deaf want to be inspired by the Arts just like the Hearing. Interpreters often lack creativity in their glossing, creativity in their presentations, and they lack the vulnerability needed for a great performance. We take it for granted when we watch our favorite shows, see our favorite performances. Actors put endless time and effort into developing their craft, and in minutes we can kill all that effort with a lifeless presentation. Over 90% of communication is on the face and body. If interpreters focus on only presenting the 10% of communication we feel comfortable with, the words, we miss most of the message and we haven't truly done our job. This workshop teaches us to present the best version of that 10% we can, then look beyond that 10% and express the entire message presented by the actors, from head to toe. It's a powerful theory, that the life it brings to a performance is powerful, intimate, and for the Deaf, entrancing. Join us at this hilarious, active and intimate workshop as we bring LIFE to theatrical interpreting and a new love for the Arts to the Deaf. 

SCHEDULES

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

SATURDAY 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
• Glossing for the Stage

• Performance Preparation
• Stage Terminology 
• Character Analysis
• Performance Practice

• Performance Analysis

 

1 DAY (9.5 Hours – .85 PS CEUs): 
SATURDAY 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

• Glossing for the Stage

• Performance Preparation
• Stage Terminology 
• Character Analysis
• Performance Practice

• Performance Analysis

 

Mini-Workshop

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