TerpTheatre is a group of professional stage interpreters. We specialize in ‘shadowing’ – moving on stage with actors, rather than being placed off to one side of the stage. This is a dynamic and artistically rewarding way to make sure that everyone in the audience has a chance to enjoy the work of the actors on stage: When interpreters are placed off to the side, many Deaf audience members are forced to focus on the interpreters, and miss the actors altogether. With the interpreters close to the action, the performance is accessible to everyone in the same way.
Our website – terptheatre.com – provides a detailed discussion of shadow interpreting on stage. Our blog highlights our current shows, and offers some video highlights of the rehearsal process. We hope you enjoy both sites, and hope the blog entices you to come see a show.
Feel free to contact TerpTheatre with any questions or comments – we’d love to hear from you.