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All The World's a Stage - Get Ready to Play

Presented By: Holly Thomas-Mowery
Date/Time: Oct 20, 2023 9am-12pm MT
RID CEUs: 0.3 PS
Presentation Language: ASL

Workshop Description:

This workshop provides an opportunity for interpreters and students to explore the specialty of performing arts interpreting. Through a variety of activities and examples, participants will develop tools and gain confidence to successfully interpret for the stage. We will discuss working with theater staff and actors, how to prepare scripts, and working as part of a supportive team to provide an effective interpretation. Further, we will incorporate feedback from the Deaf community to enable Deaf to be successful participants and partners in the theater experience.

Workshop Objectives:

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify logistic considerations of interpreting performing arts
  • Develop preparation techniques to interpret a show 
  • Consider translation choices and resources 
  • Identify principles to work as a support-centered team


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              Presenter Bio:

              Holly Thomas-Mowery, CI, CT, NIC Master, SC:L is a seasoned American Sign Language interpreter and presenter based in Boise, Idaho. She has a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership. Holly served as the IdahoRID President from 2011-2013, and was Program Committee Co-Chair for the 2012 RID Region V conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. Holly's interpreting specialties include legal, performing arts, and trauma-informed interpreting. She was the Signing Shakespeare co-coordinator at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival from 2006 until 2019; as a stage actor, she has enjoyed roles in Love Person and The Vagina Monologues. Holly partnered with the Vera Institute of Justice 2008-2016 as an interpreter, interpreter coordinator, steering committee member, and curriculum co-developer in Vera’s Center on Victimization and Safety. Holly lives in Kuna, Idaho, with her husband Ron, where she works as a real estate associate broker. 

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