What is StageHands?
VSA arts of Georgia contracts with venues to sign interpret performances for patrons who are deaf. StageHands services enable theatre patrons who are deaf or hearing impaired to experience the verbal action of a play through American Sign Language. This is accomplished by providing "shadow" or "side" interpreters who convey the spoken word, allowing patrons to experience both the on-stage action and dialogue simultaneously.
I am hearing impaired and want to see a show that is being interpreted by StageHands. Do I have to pay for this service?
No, but you must purchase your ticket to attend the performance. The presenting venue is responsible for paying for the cost of the sign interpretation.
I want to see a show that is not advertised as being sign interpreted. How can I access these services for a particular performance or event?
You may call the venue directly and specifically request the service you need. Most venues are accommodating to patrons and will provide this service when requested. Venues must have sufficient advance notice to prepare to offer you a quality experience. If the venue you call does not know where or how to obtain sign interpreting services, please refer the venue administration to VSA arts of Georgia at 404.221.1270.