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Accessibility at Intrepid Theatre
Ongoing Accessibility Initiatives
Intrepid Theatre strives to be a creative home for all artists and theatre-loving audiences. Bringing important, innovative stories to audiences and supporting a diversity of artists are fundamental to our values. We know that equity-seeking communities face barriers in the arts, including d/Deaf and disabled people, especially those who are IBPoC, queer and trans, and we are committed to reducing barriers so that everyone can experience and participate in our festivals and presentations. We are engaged in this ongoing process, and we remain open to comments, concerns, and suggestions.
ASL Interpreted and Captioned Programming
We are thrilled to be working with Connor Yuzwenko-Martin, a Deaf artist, consultant, and advocate with a background in public relations, in 2021 and 2022 on a variety of projects, including:
- A communications audit of marketing materials, online presence, signage, and terminology
- ASL vlogs
- A Deaf engagement survey
- An environmental assessment
- Ongoing consultation and resource development
- Consultation on ASL-interpreted and captioned programming
This season and into the future, we are providing:
- Select events with ASL interpretation
- Real-time captioning (CART) and auto-generated captioning for online workshops and artist talks
- Closed captioning for on-demand digital shows
We are continuing to learn, evolve, and improve how we deliver these services, and we welcome Deaf artists and Deaf interpreters to participate in our festivals and programming.
Many thanks to the Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre, who coordinate our interpreting and CART services!
In progress: Relaxed Performance Development
In 2022, we began engaging in building a framework to host relaxed performances, including receiving training for staff and holding paid feedback sessions with disabled artists. This included creating a Visual Story template for local artists and productions. Our work with relaxed performance elements is ongoing in 2023.
Festival Accessibility Guides
An accessibility guide, including information on ASL interpreted shows and events and captioned shows and events, is available for each of our festivals. These are attached to each festival page.
Intrepid Theatre runs two venues, the Intrepid Theatre and the Metro Studio. Visit our Rentals pages for physical accessibility information about the venues, including detailed visual stories for each venue.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or feedback about accessibility or accommodations.
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