Intense prep, creativity behind interpreters

signWhile dancers stretched backstage and musicians warmed up, two performers ran through their lines as they prepared to tell a story with only their fingers.

A few minutes before the curtain rose to a packed house for the touring Broadway show "Newsies" at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Sandi Smith and Pamela Sue Conine walked out and stood in a small space next to the two front rows of seats on the left side of the stage illuminated by a dim spotlight.

 

 

To read the entire story from the January 18, 2016 Milwaukee Journal Sentinal:

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/intense-preparation-creativity-behind-theater-interpreters-b99651224z1-365599941.html

 

(Photo:  American Sign Language interpreters Sandi Smith (left) and Pamela Sue Conine work during a performance of “Newsies” at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The two played every character in the touring Broadway show.  Photo by Calvin Mattheis.)

 

- Meg Jones - 1/17/16

author thumbnail  Meg Jones is a general assignment reporter who specializes in military and veterans issues.  Meg was part of a team that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2003, and has been honored by the Milwaukee Armed Forces Committee for her coverage.