Synesthesia: ‘Sign-Interpreted Performances for July and August’ by Yvonne French

Synesthesia: Sign-Interpreted Performances for July and August by Yvonne French


Thursday, July 25th
Mandy Harvey
Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center
terpreted and Captioned: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Interpreter: Miriam Ganz
25 year old jazz vocalist Mandy Harvey, who, despite her loss of hearing, has performed live all over the U.S., gives a concert in celebration of the 23rd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and National Council on Independent Living Conference. She brings a rich and captivating sound to the Millennium Stage, performing timeless jazz standards that will both comfort and inspire. Presented in cooperation with VSA.

The performance is free and open to the public; seating is first come first served.

Wednesday-SundayJuly 24-28th
Apples and Oranges
at Gallaudet University – Elstad Annex
Part of the 8th Annual Capital Fringe Festival through July 28, 2013
By Jessica Willoughby
ASL Interpreted and in English (all performances): 
Wednesday, July 24 at 7 PM, Thursday, July 25 at 7 PM, Friday, July 26 at 7 PM, Saturday, July 27 at 4 PM & 7 PM, Sunday, July 28 at 2 PM
Interpreters: Aaron Halleck, Cassie Lang and Tim Chamberlain
Director: Jessica Willoughby
A world premiere event by an emerging Deaf playwright exploring culture, norms and the heart.
Featuring Sandra Mae Frank, Lance Hall, Jack Powers, and Amanda Zeitler.

Rex and Dana have a problem – each other. Every couple goes through stages: first kiss, like, lust, love, saving the relationship, the end. Whatever. Apples & Oranges is a play about a married couple with issues. Well, actually Rex doesn’t think so and that is one of Dana’s problems. Why is something so simple, so hard? Are we enemies? Are we opposites? No, we’re women and men. We’re much more complicated than that. There are some improvised moments and interaction with the audience.

Tickets and passes: or by calling 866-811-4111, or at the door $17 plus a Fringe button
The Gilbert C. Eastman Studio Theatre
at Gallaudet University – Elstad Annex
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
The intersection of Florida Ave and 8th Street, NE
NOMA/Gallaudet Univ/ New York Avenue METRO stop.

Sunday, July 28th 
A Commedia Romeo and Juliet
Faction of Fools Theatre Company – The Shop at Fort Fringe
ASL Interpreted: Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Tickets: $17, available at the door, the Fort Fringe Box Office (607 New York Ave NW), 1- 866-811-4111, and

Faction of Fools Theatre Company, DC’s Commedia dell’Arte theatre company, presents the critically acclaimed A Commedia Romeo and Juliet as part of the 8th Annual Capital Fringe Festival July 11 -28, 2013. The classic story of two young lovers divided by a family feud borrows heavily from the tradition of the Italian Comedy.  Our high-octane adaptation, featuring five actors in a one-hour cutting, joins physical spectacularity with Shakespeare’s poetry and highlights tragedy by juxtaposing it with humor.  The Washington Post has called it “inspired,” with “capering roughhousing physicality.” 60 minutes. Ages 9 and up. The Shop – at Fort Fringe (607 New York Avenue, NW Washington DC 20001).

Wednesday, August 14th  
Shear Madness
Theater Lab at The Kennedy Center
terpreted: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Interpreters: First Chair 
Set today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon, this record-breaking comedy is Washington’s hilarious whodunit. After more than 11,000 performances, the show has stayed in great shape. Performances are ongoing. To purchase, please call 202-416-8528 (voice/relay) or visit the Box Office.

Thursday, August 15th
A Chorus Line
at Olney Theatre Center, Mainstage
Sign-Interpreted: Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 8:00 PM (must be requested 2 weeks in advance to confirm the performance)
Interpreter: Susan Paige Heney
Book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, Music by Marvin Hamlisch, and Lyrics by Edward Kleban.
Directed/Choreographed by Stephen Nachamie.
Featuring the hit Broadway songs “What I Did for Love,” “Dance: Ten; Looks: Three,” “One (Singular Sensation)” and “I Hope I Get It” A Chorus Line follows 17 dancers competing for eight coveted spots in the chorus of a Broadway musical. Through the audition they bare their souls while sharing stories of their childhood, ambitions, fears, and experiences in show business. This musical is for anyone who has ever put it all on the line, whether it is for promotion, for attention, for approval, or for love.
Production Sponsor: Kathleen Quinn
Tickets and information can be acquired by visiting or by calling the Olney Theatre Box Office at 301-924-3400.

Thursday, August 22nd
Nicholas McCarthy
Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center
terpreted and Captioned: Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Born without his right hand, Nicholas McCarthy only began to play the piano at the late age of 14. He is one of a few left-handed pianists worldwide, and the only to graduate from the Royal College of Music in London. McCarthy brings his piano virtuosity to the Millennium Stage with a performance of contemporary and classical works. Presented in cooperation with VSA.

The performance is free and open to the public; seating is first come first served.

Friday, August 23rd
Mary Theresa Archbold and Pat Shay in Jazz Hand: Tales of a One-Armed Woman
Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center
terpreted and Captioned: Friday, August 23, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Jazz Hand is a two-person sketch show that addresses some of the awkward and absurd situations that Archbold has encountered regarding her prosthetic arm. Featuring hilarious personal monologues, dancing, and singing, Jazz Hand holds a mirror up to the stereotypes carried by an unwitting and (mostly) good-intentioned general public. Presented in cooperation with VSA.

The performance is free and open to the public; seating is first come first served.

Saturday, August 31st
Much Ado About Nothing – Free for All 
Shakespeare Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St NW; Washington DC, 20004)
terpreted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 2:00 PM 
Interpreters: Krista Leitch Walker and Timothy Chamberlain
Director of Artistic Sign Language (DASL): David Martin 
Everyone can see that Beatrice and Benedick are meant for each other except Beatrice and Benedick.  Hero and Claudio, themselves newly betrothed, conspire to trick them into announcing their feelings and falling for each other.  Meanwhile, a bitter and troublesome Don John schemes to destroy Claudio and Hero’s engagement by besmirching Hero’s honor.
Tickets are free, and seating is general admission.  Please see House Management for access to the signed section of the theatre. For more information, visit


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