What is involved in putting on an assisted performance?
There are a great many elements which need to come together in order for an assisted performance to reach the high quality standards you would want at your theatre. There is no doubt that, as with every other area, it will work better if everyone appreciates the basics of what’s involved, understands why it’s important to the organisation, and knows their own part to play in making it happen.
Whilst you may well not be directly involved in the delivery of any of these elements, you may find it useful to know what the process involves.
The following elements will not necessarily happen in the order given, but this list gives the main considerations:
- Programming decisions
- Audience development and marketing
- Sourcing captioners, describers and interpreters
- Prepping captioners, describers and interpreters
- Artistic decisions
- Receiving houses
- Booking procedures
- Technical provision
- Preparing front of house staff