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Learn about Hearing loops at www.hearingloop.org ” Get In The Loop!”

December 22, 2015 in Hearing Loss & Deafness, Technology

 

www.hearingloop.org

People with hearing loss can dream of a future when hearing aids might also serve as wireless loudspeakers, delivering clear, customized sound from inside their ears. They can dream of communities where worship places, auditoriums, business windows, and home TV rooms all broadcast their sound through these in-the-ear loudspeakers. Thanks to the refinement of “induction loop” systems–which magnetically transmit sound to hearing aids and cochlear implants with telecoils (T-coils)–that future can be now!

Learn more at www.hearingloop.org

Audio & Sign Language – Accessibility at McLean Community Players Shows

December 8, 2015 in Community News

 

Community theater gets grant for sign language performances

$3,000 program continues McLean Community Players effort to expand accessibility 

Exert from Fairfax County Times Article
By Angela Woolsey
Nov 24, 2015

The Mclean Community Foundation awarded local theater group, a $3,000 on Oct. 27th. To launch an ASL program to provide sign language translators for one performance of each of its four annual productions.

Audio Access: The Alden Theatre is equipped with an infrared audio system for those who are hearing impaired, but not deaf. It can be used with or without a hearing aid. Please inquire at the Box Office.

ASL Interpretation: MCP has received a generous grant from the McLean Community Foundation which will finally allow us to provide American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters for one performance of each of our shows.

McLean Community Players Website

Upcoming ASL-Interpreted Performances for Every Age!

June 26, 2015 in Community Events

 

Double-Trouble

The ASL-Interpreted Performance of Double Trouble (AKA The Parent Trap) is July 12 at 4:00 p.m.

ASL Interpreters: Lindsey Snyder and Dionne Hart 

Lottie and Lisa are ten-year-old twins who are being raised separately by their divorced parents. When the girls meet unexpectedly at Camp Kästner Summer Camp they discover their true relationship, and the high stakes, madcap adventure begins. Having switched places, the girls discover that their deception is hard to sustain. Will their parents be convinced that the sisters belong together? Catch this world premiere musical!

Best for ages 5+

Additional performances run through August 14, 2015 


 

Aquarium

Aquarium is July 18 at 11:15 a.m.
Join us in The Christopher and Dana Reeve Studio Theatre on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 11:15 a.m.

ASL Interpreter: Gerard Williams

With gentle music, beautiful puppets, and props, Jack and Calypso lead children and caregivers to a magical, interactive world where giant jellyfish fly through the air, sheep graze in the grass, and lemons create the sun in a “let’s pretend” sky.

Best for ages 1-5

Additional performances run through July 26, 2015. 


 

To purchase tickets, please visit us online, or call our box office at 301-280-1660. Please note that our staff is trained to receive calls through relay and VRS.

Imagination Stage offers discounted rates for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call group sales at 301-280-1664.

4908 Auburn Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Info: 301-961-6060
Box Office: 301-280-1660

 

Love Theater But Can’t Hear It? Four Showstopping Solutions

May 22, 2015 in Community News

 

 

AARP Bulletin
by Katherine Bouton
May 20,2015

Do you love the theater but rarely go because you can’t understand the dialogue or lyrics?

Fortunately there are several solutions to this problem beyond the familiar infrared headphones that many theaters offer. And those with hearing loss can even get discount tickets to many shows.

First, about infrared. Theaters that seat more than 50 people are required, under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), to provide hearing assistance. Most offer infrared systems. If you have mild to moderate hearing loss and can manage without a hearing aid, you use a headset with earbuds provided by the theater. Earbuds are more effective than over-the-ear headphones — though some people are squeamish about using earbuds that others have used.

If you need to wear your hearing aid, you can use over-the-ear headphones. If you need to turn the sound up, however, the noise may seep out and bother your neighbors. Also, as activist Janice Schacter Lintz points out in an article about theater access, they also may not work if you have behind-the-ear hearing aids.

If you have hearing aids with a telecoil, you can use an infrared receiver worn around the neck,  . . .

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Interpreted show, Fox on the Fairway, at Reston Community Theater-MAY 1

April 13, 2015 in Community News

 

ASL performance on
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

All RCP mainstage performances are in the CenterStage theater at the

Reston Community Center,
2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston,
Virginia 20191

(in the Hunters Woods Village Center).
The theater is accessible to the physically handicapped and is equipped for the hearing impaired.

Fox on the Fairway is a tribute from Ken Ludwig to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s.  Fox On The Fairway takes audiences on a hilarious romp which pulls the rug out from underneath the stuffy denizens of a private country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it’s a furiously paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers’ classics. A charmingly madcap adventure about love, life, and man’s eternal love affair with… golf.

Tickets for Fox on the Fairway can be purchased at the CenterStage box office any Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4-9pm; Saturday from 1-5pm; and 2 hours before any ticketed performance.  Tickets may also be purchased by calling the CenterStage box office at 703-476-4500, then press 3 for the 24-hour ticket ordering system.  An online option is available on the Reston Community Players web site, www.restonplayers.org.  Click tickets and then the link for the specific performance desired.  RCP uses secure online ticketing through Reston Community Center and tickets.com.

 

Deaf Night Out – Virginia @ Norfolk VA-Granby Theater Club-April 3

April 2, 2015 in Community News

 

 

Deaf Night Out – Virginia 6th Anniversary @ Granby Theater Club-April 3

For more information on Granby Theater: http://www.granbytheater.com/

For more information on DNO-Virginia:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1536186949989665/

 

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Sinbad: The Untold Tale – ASL interpreted performance at Imagination Stage!

March 19, 2015 in Community Events, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

 

April 26, 2015
By Charles Way; Directed by Janet Stanford
ASL  Interpreter: Gerard Williams

Date and time of interpreted/captioned/described event in this format:

Sunday April 26, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Assisted Listening Devices available upon request.

Imagination Stage (4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814) Lerner Family Theatre

To Purchase Tickets: Call the box office at  301-280 1660 or visit
http://tickets.imaginationstage.org/public/hall.asp

Sinbad the Sailor has retired from his notorious adventures. He tries to keep his feisty daughter Ittifaq safe from the sorceress Jan Shah. But when a mysterious cloud descends upon Baghdad putting all of the adults to sleep, proud Ittifaq must enlist the help of Sinbad the Porter, a street orphan whom she despises. A quest full of humor, genies, sword fights, diamonds, magic boats, and flying carpets ensues! The two young explorers cross the chasm of their differences to become fast friends and fellow adventurers for life.
Best for Ages 5-12.

 

NATO issues ‘landmark’ access recommendations for hearing disabled to DOJ

November 25, 2014 in Advocacy & Access, Captioning / Relay, Community News

 

 

L.A. NIZ
Nov 24, 2014
Annlee Ellingson Staff Writer- L.A. Biz

More than 38 million Americans have a hearing disability, according to the Los Angeles Times. And while 70 percent of Americans go to the movies at least once per year, only one-third of the deaf and hearing-impaired do. That’s more than 14 million potential movie tickets that go unsold.

Such data makes for a strong case for movie theaters to install captioning equipment for hearing-disabled guests — as does avoiding costly lawsuits levied by advocacy groups. But such accommodations can be expensive — $3,000 to nearly $40,000 depending on the size of the theater, the Times estimates. So the National Association of Theatre Owners, along with four deaf and hard-of-hearing advocacy groups, is negotiating with the Department of Justice to make sure such an investment would be equitably distributed among its members.

For example, the joint recommendation agrees that all digital screens should be installed with closed-captioning (CC) and audio-description (AD) technologies. However, the DOJ has proposed a fixed formula for the number of CC display units based on the number of seats in a theater complex, regardless of the venue’s actual attendance or the number of deaf and hard-of-hearing people in the vicinity. The NATO document instead recommends establishing a minimum device requirement — 12 units for a theater with 16 or more screens — and then monitoring demand every six months, requiring display units at a rate of 150 percent of average weekend consumer demand.

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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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Fourth Wall Gone

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!
Mission:
To provide a platform promoting discussion, collaboration and access between hearing, hard of hearing and deaf theatre artists in Washington, DC.
Our Vision:
To create a truly cohesive, inclusive theatre community that works as one.  We believe that the whole is greater because of it’s parts.
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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Sign-Interpreted and Captioned Kennedy Center Theater Alert

May 29, 2014 in Captioning / Relay, Community Events, Interpreting & Transliterating

 

 

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Signed Interpreted & Captioned Theater Alert – Kennedy Center

April 29, 2014 in Community News

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March 2014 Sign-Interpreted Theater Alert

February 25, 2014 in Community News, Interpreting & Transliterating

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Sterling Playmakers Presents Rapunzel, Interpreted Feb. 21

February 2, 2014 in Community Events

Sterling Playmakers Presents Rapunzel a musical fairytale for all ages

Produced by Lora Buckman
Written & directed by Joe Campanella
Music Direction bt Amy Linsay Litteral

Friday Feb 21 – 7:30 PM *
Friday performance includes sign language by HIS Interpreting.

Sat, Feb 22 – 3:00PM & 7:30PM
Sun, Feb 23 – 3:00PM

RATED G
Running time approx. 90 min.
One intermission

At the theater at Sterling Middle School, 201 W.Holly Ave, Sterling VA

Tickets Just $10.00

$1 off with donation of a canned good for LINK (See website below for details)

More Information:
Call 703-437-6117, visit www.sterlingplaymakers.com, or email rapunzel@sterlingplaymakers.com for details

Sterling Playmakers is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit
Community Theater Group Partnership with LCPRCS – Sterling Community Center

PDF Flyer, Download here.

 

Kennedy Center November 2013 Captioned Theater Alerts

October 31, 2013 in Community News

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Kennedy Center September 2013 Sign-Interpreted, Captioned Theater Alert

August 19, 2013 in Advocacy & Access, Community News

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