For blind theatergoers, audio descriptions are key pieces of the play

By John Fleming, St. Petersburg Times, FL — The words murmured on the headset are descriptive, yet short and to the point. • “All players on stage with trash can lids . . . They spin and hit lids . . . Green light on floor . . . A player comes to center stage, with plastic tube, drumsticks . . . He shimmies . . . Shimmies to the left . . . Player does a handstand.” • Close your eyes and imagine for a moment that you are hearing this at a production of Stomp, the exuberant, swirling dance production. • “They enter wearing barrels as shoes.” • If you were blind from birth, this is the part that might trip you up….  READ STORY


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