Sign-Interpreted and Captioned Events at the Kennedy Center

August 28, 2014 in Community Events

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Sign-Interpreted and Captioned Events at the Kennedy Center

30th Annual VSA Playwright Discovery Performance

Millennium Stage
Sign-Interpreted and Captioned: Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 6:00 PM
Interpreters: Paul Harrelson and Miako Rankin
Page-to-Stage: The winners of the 30th Annual VSA Playwright Discovery Performance competition and their winning scripts will be celebrated, and excerpts of a few scripts will be performed as staged readings. This year’s Page-to-Stage Festival is dedicated to works to be included in the Women’s Voices Theater Festival – an initiative by more than 40 D.C. area theaters to produce a world-premiere play by a female dramatist in the fall of 2015.
The performance is free and open to the public.

Info : VSA Playwright Discovery

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D.C. Metropolitan Area

Shakespeare Theatre Company: Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20004)
Open-Captioned: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 7:30pm
A celebration in the art of storytelling, the STC presents The Winter’s Tale, one of Shakespeare’s late romances.  Traveling through time, visiting the austere court at Sicilia and the bright sea shore of Bohemia, two generations transcend torment and obsession.  The Winter’s Tale is a compassionate and dazzling saga that tells the tale of King Leontes, who is overcome with jealousy when he believes his pregnant wife, Hermione, and his good friend, King Polixenes, are lovers.  Director Rebecca Taichman, whose Cymbeline was “brimming with both heart and good humor” (Washington City Paper) and whose Twelfth Night was “gorgeously romantic … as a brand new as a first kiss” (The Downtowner) returns to direct this classic piece through imagination and wit.
To reserve tickets, please visit http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/about/ffa/index.aspx, email STCBox@ShakespeareTheatre.org or call 202-638-3863 (TTY).
“YouTube” clip (w/English captions): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IqLnfI_qEc

Info : The Winter's Tale

Yentl

Theater J
Open Captioning: Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:30 PM

As a girl in 19th Century Eastern Europe, Yentl is forbidden to pursue her dream of studying Talmud. Unwilling to accept her fate, she disguises herself as a man. But when she falls in love, Yentl must decide how far she’s willing to go to protect her identity. Based on Isaac Bashevis Singer’s short story “Yentl the Yeshiva Boy” with a new klezmer/pop/rock score from Jill Sobule.

Tickets available at theaterj.org or call Box Office Tickets at 800.494.8497

Info : Yentl

Art Signs: Art Museum Gallery Talks in ASL

Smithsonian American Art Museum (8th & G St. NW, Washington, DC)
Gallery Talks in American Sign Language: Thursday, September 18, 2014, at 5:30 PM
Art Signs gallery guides lead interactive discussions in ASL about works of art in our galleries.  Discover over 300 years of American Art and share your thoughts with others!
For more information visit http://americanart.si.edu/education/asl/

Info : Art Signs

Fool for Love

Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814 
Sign-Interpreted: Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 3:00pm
Signer services provided by First Chair Interpretive Services
From one of America’s most renowned playwrights comes this explosive tale of love, hate, and the dying myths of the Old West. May’s hiding out at a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert when Eddie, her longtime on-again/off-again lover, shows up. Dark secrets are revealed during a night of gripping jealousy, brutal betrayal, and the deepest kind of love.
To purchase tickets, please call the box office at 240/644-1100 or visit our website at www.roundhousetheatre.org

Info : Fool for Love

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2014-15 Season of Sign-Interpreted and Captioned Performances at the Kennedy Center

Please visit event pages for on-sale dates. To purchase a subscription, please visit the subscriptions website or contact the Subscriptions Office at (202) 416-8500 (voice/relay).
Evita

Evita

Opera House
Sign-Interpreted: Friday, October 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM and Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Captioned: Friday, October 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Director of Artistic Sign Language (DASL): Charm Smith
Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony-winning musical tells the remarkable story of Eva Peron’s rise from Argentina’s slums to First Lady through some of theater’s most beautiful songs, including “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” and “High Flying, Adored.”

TicketsInfo : Evita

Little Dancer

The Kennedy Center production of Little Dancer

Eisenhower Theater
Captioned: Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Sign-Interpreted: Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:30 PM and Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Director of Artistic Sign Language (DASL): Jane Norman
With direction and choreography by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman, this brand-new Kennedy Center musical is inspired by the story of a young ballerina immortalized by Edgar Degas in his famous sculpture at the National Gallery of Art.
Recommended for age 12 and up

TicketsInfo : Little Dancer

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Opera House
Captioned: Friday, December 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 1:30 PM
Sign-Interpreted: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 7:30 PM and Friday, January 2, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Director of Artistic Sign Language (DASL): David Martin
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical about the trials and triumphs of Israel’s favorite son features Broadway stars and “American Idol” sensations, husband-and-wife duo Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young.

Info : Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Gigi

Gigi

Eisenhower Theater
Captioned: Friday, February 6, 2015 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 1:30 PM
Sign-Interpreted: Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7:30 PM and Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Director of Artistic Sign Language (DASL): Daniel Maier
Eric Schaeffer directs this world premiere revival of Lerner & Loewe’s classic musical! This comedic tale of a young woman groomed to be a playboy’s companion, until the two unexpectedly fall in love, won the 1958 Academy Award for Best Picture.

Info : Gigi

The Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon

Opera House
Captioned: Friday, July 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 1:30 PM
Sign-Interpreted: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM and Friday, July 17, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Director of Artistic Sign Language (DASL): Bette Hicks
The smash musical and nine-time Tony Award winner returns! The Broadway phenomenon from the creators of South Park and Avenue Q has been hailed as “the best musical of this century” by the New York Times.

Info : The Book of Mormon

Once

Once

Eisenhower Theater
Captioned: Friday, July 31, 2015 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 1:30 PM
Sign-Interpreted: Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 7:30 PM and Friday, August 7, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Director of Artistic Sign Language (DASL): Ernest Hairston
Theatrically breathtaking, the eight-time 2012 Tony Award–winning musical tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs.

Info : Once

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Other Announcements

Buy seats in the interpreted and caption sections online!

Did you know that you can buy seats in the interpreted and captioned sections for upcoming performances at the Kennedy Center online? Just follow these three steps:
Find the production you want to attend. Visit www.kennedy-center.org and search for the production you want to see or view a list of upcoming interpreted or captioned performances. Click on the link to view the production page.
View the calendar to find the interpreted or captioned performance of that production: Click the “Tickets” tab to view the calendar and find the date and time of the upcoming captioned or interpreted performance. Once you’ve found the show you want to attend, click the “Tickets” button for that performance.
View and select your seats: To view seats that are available in the interpreted or captioned section, click on the “View Accessible Seating” button. (Note: The interpreted and captioned sections are usually in the orchestra section.) Click on the seats that you want to add to your cart and follow the steps to purchase your tickets.
If you have any questions about the process or you would like to request captioning or interpreters for a performance, please contact the Accessibility Office at (202) 416-8727 (voice/relay) or access@kennedy-center.org.
Also, you can purchase tickets for interpreted or captioned performances direct from the friendly staff at the Instant Charge Services Desk by calling (202) 416-8528 (Voice) or (202) 416-8524 (TTY) Monday -Sunday 10 AM – 6 PM.
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Founded by: Miriam Ganz, Joshua Morgan & Tami Santimyer
With DC being the second largest theatre city in the country and also the home of one of the largest Deaf communities in the world, there are so many possibilities for collaboration!
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To have a theatre community rich in knowledge about the Deaf community and strengthened by its unique, inclusive and diverse nature on and off stage.  Washington, DC would demonstrate, internationally, the artistic gain of cross-cultural collaboration between hearing, hard of hearing and deaf artists as well as model access in artistic expression, collaboration and theatrical experiences for audience members.
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The Kennedy Center introduces MyTix!

With MyTix, you can experience the Kennedy Center your way. If you are 18 – 30 years old or an active duty member of the armed services, join this new program designed to make the performing arts more accessible. And by “accessible,” we mean affordable. With discount offers galore and super-special free ticket giveaways, you’ll have access to all kinds of Kennedy Center performances. So see a Broadway hit, hear a symphony concert, or try something new. Plus you’ll get to meet other arts lovers and share your experiences online and in person. Sound like a deal? You better believe it!

Info : Kennedy Center MyTix

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