ASL Interpreted Performances

 

Neptune Theatre is now introducing ASL (American Sign Language) interpreted performances - a new initiative to offer Deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences the opportunity to enjoy live theatre.

ASL interpreted performances will be offered once over the run of select productions, and involve NO changes to the production on stage. Tickets to this showing are available at reduced rates through our accessibility program, and can be purchased online using promo code NEPTUNEASL, or by contacting our Box Office directly.

 

Our first ASL interpreted performance:

  • Cinderella - Saturday January 5, 2019 at 2pm

 

 

 

 

Neptune's ASL interpreted performance initiative is a work-in-progress, one we hope to continue growing and improving. Feedback from Deaf community members after the show is strongly encouraged. Keep an eye on this page for announcements about upcoming ASL interpreted performances!

***We want to help make your exprerience at Neptune Theatre the best it can be. Our interpreters are working very hard to give the most accurate interpretation of the language on stage, so we ask that patrons please refrain from speaking to them during the performance.***

 

 


 

Neptune's ASL Interpreter Biographies

Jessica Bezanson is a proud graduate of the American Sign Language/English Interpretation Program from the Nova Scotia Community College in 2014. Since graduation, Jessica has been working in a variety of settings in the community, such as religious, education and video-relay service. She is thrilled to be part of this interpreting team and to be providing access to the performing arts for the local Deaf community.

http://neptunetheatre.com/images/ASL/jana-delaney-wilson-200.jpg Jana Delaney Wilson graduated from NSCC's ASL/English Interpretation Program in 1999. Jana has interpreted in numerous setting including the community, religious, video relay, post-secondary and P-12 environments. She has only dabbled in theatrical interpreting and is thrilled to be a part of this dynamic team.
http://neptunetheatre.com/images/ASL/betty-macdonald-200.jpg Betty MacDonald is a Deaf Interpreter. She is a member of the Maritime Association Provincial Sign Language Interpreters (MAPSLI) and Canadian Association of Sign Language Interpreters (CASLI). Betty has worked with Neptune in their past production of The Miracle Worker. Betty was also involved in another production, Haven, in Chester where she provided her expertise in American Sign Language.
http://neptunetheatre.com/images/ASL/justin-read-200.jpg Justin Read is the proud son of Deaf parents. He has interpreted numerous theatre productions across Canada. Most recently, he interpreted Some Blow Flutes at the Bus Stop Theatre in Halifax. He’s excited to be a part of this great team!