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« on: Jun 28, 2005, 01:50 am »
I've been studying ASL (American Sign Language) for 3 years or so now, and would one day like to be stage managing for deaf productions/theatres. I know of one specifically in my area and a number of theatres across the country and while I'm not looking at this moment to leave my current position, I will be doing so in the next year, and I'm wondering if anyone has experience with this and would care to share?

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« Reply #1 on: Jun 28, 2005, 10:26 am »
Have always wondered about it myself, but only know a few signs beyond the alphabet.  Helped greatly though at my cousin's wedding (bride and groom and several guests were deaf).

That said, I LOVED the last version of BIG RIVER with the half-deaf/half-hearing cast.  Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.  Especially the 2 moments when they used the non-hearing people's own voices to get a point a cross.  Poignant.

And signed performances of any show I do are often my favorite, especially if I'm calling from the booth and can view most of it!  

I know this really doesn't answer your question, just wanted to share.



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« Reply #2 on: Jun 28, 2005, 08:13 pm »
MarcieA - PM me with specific qqs and info on where you are - I work in sign language theatre


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« Reply #3 on: Oct 07, 2005, 08:26 pm »
If you're interested in a good summer gig, between seasons or whtever, Seattle Children's Theatre has a great summer program for deaf teens, a musical theatre program, if you can believe it. They have a really spectacular staff, and it has been an incredibly rewarding experience for everyone I've known that's been involved. A few summers ago they did an interpretation of "West Side Story" that was truly amazing. Their website is, and I believe Linda Jo is the person to contact, but click on the "jobs, internships, and auditions" to be sure.


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