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In The Wings
Are you one of those people who studies the extensive list of names at the back of the Playbill when you see a show, wondering who they all are and what exactly they do? Then In The Wings is for you. Focusing on the people who are almost never in the news but who are essential to the making of the shows we all see and love, In The Wings explores the talents and stories behind the scenes, from the costume and scenic shops to the rehearsal room to the stage itself, with designers, artisans and craftspeople explaining their unique contributions to theatrical art in their own words. These short videos shine the spotlight on disciplines you may not even realize are a part of theatrical production and celebrate the full diversity of talent that contribute to bringing a show to the stage.

Sign Language Interpreter
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Alan Champion

Sign Language Interpreter Alan Champion combines his performing skills with his sign language background to interpret live theatre. He stresses the importance of being a good listener, and concentrating on the immediate performance rather than the original script. He explains the unique circumstances in interpretting the new revival of The Miracle Worker. Champion discusses how his career developed, and the personal and professional significance of the 1980 Tony Award winning play Children of a Lesser God.

This edition of In The Wings was made possible by the generous support of Thomas Brandt and Isobel Robins Konecky.

Original air date - April, 2010
Running Time - 07:09

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