Bells Are Ringing: Final Thoughts From Jamie and James

February 23, 2011 in Performances, Rehearsals & Technique

Well, Bells Are Ringing is done! The interpreted performance on February 12 was a great success, with a large audience from the Deaf community.  Everyone at TerpTheatre is so thankful [...]

Bells: Tell Us What You Think!

February 13, 2011 in Performances

So, Jamie and James have finished their performance of Bells Are Ringing, and we’re dying to know … Did you come to the show? What did you think? J & [...]

Bells: Where To Sit

February 11, 2011 in Performances

James and Jamie have worked hard to make themselves as visible as possible while they shadow the cast of Bells Are Ringing.  You could sit almost anywhere, and still seem [...]

Rehearsal Footage!

February 9, 2011 in Rehearsals & Technique

TerpTheatre typically rehearses for a show for about 5 weeks before the performance.  Hundreds of hours are spent at the theatre and at home, translating lines from English to ASL, [...]

Bells Are Ringing: Sign Names Revealed [vBlog]

February 9, 2011 in Translations

One of the things that hearing people don’t know about ASL [ American Sign Language ] is that names aren’t generally spelled each time.  Most membersof the Deaf community have ‘sign [...]

Costumes: A Team Sport [vBlog]

February 6, 2011 in Rehearsals & Technique

Have you ever heard the expression, “It takes a village”?  Well, it takes at least a neighborhood to put costumes on the cast of Bells Are Ringing. Most people who [...]

Director, Karen Sheridan on Bells, Deaf Theatre, and Interpreters [incl. vid]

January 27, 2011 in Rehearsals & Technique

Here is a picture of me. I look very conservative. What’s up with that?!  Shelly and Dan probably don’t even recognize this woman!  (Actually I’m duct-taped to the chair.) But, [...]

Bold Set Design For Bells Are Ringing! [vBlog]

January 24, 2011 in Rehearsals & Technique

One important question that we ask when beginning to work on a production is, “What will the set look like?”  Because we move on stage with the actors, it is [...]

From The Cast of Bells Are Ringing …

January 21, 2011 in Shows

“We just started working with them and I am excited to see how our relationships evolve with them on stage.”

Bells Are Ringing: First Rehearsal (includes vBlog)

January 14, 2011 in Shows

Jamie Fidler and James Cech attended rehearsal for the first time for Bells Are Ringing tonight at Oakland University.  The huge cast has been hard at work for weeks – [...]

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