American Sign Language Interpretation
The Maverick Theatre Company is proud to partner with Tarrant County College’s Sign Language Interpreting program to offer access to productions for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Below are the dates and times ASL interpretations will be available for the fall productions:
- The Bald Soprano and Sexual Perversity in Chicago (TATL) – Sunday 10/27 @ 2:00pm
- Ragtime – Sunday 11/17 @ 2:00 pm
In 2014, a unique partnership was formed between UTA’s Department of Theatre Arts & Dance and Tarrant County College’s Sign Language Interpreting program. The goals of the partnership are:
- to create an inclusive experience for and with Deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons,
- to enhance TCC students’ skills in artistic interpreting, and
- to work toward eliminating barriers to participation in and enjoyment of the arts
- to exemplify commitment to diversity and inclusion.
TCC students attend rehearsals for the show they’ve been assigned and work on the interpretation with assistance from the community and their instructors. Then, at a designated performance, TCC evaluators attend the show and assess the students’ work. Results have been positive for all involved, and we look forward continuing the opportunity.
The Mainstage has 10 ADA seats and 5 companion seats in the back of the theatre.
The Studio Theatre has 4 ADA seats.
In the Studio Theatre, 2 rows are reserved for hearing and seeing impaired for performance’s with ASL interpretations.