Posted by: hlacentralma | December 5, 2020

Trinity Rep’s Christmas Carol is Online, Captioned, and Free!

Trinity Repertory Company’s Christmas Carol is online, captioned, and free!
 
You can register for the link to Trinity Rep’s online performance of A Christmas Carol using one of the links at
 
 
Here is the information we received from Trinity Rep:
“Those who register will be able to watch the hour-long video anytime and as many times as they want between noon on December 17 and January 10. Schools who register will also receive a study guide to connect the story with their curriculum. The family-friendly video combines the best of Trinity Rep’s holiday tradition with elements of new media that make it a dynamic and engaging way to celebrate the season.”
 
“While watching the video of A Christmas Carol, viewers can turn on captions in English or Spanish, or leave them off.”
 
Why Trinity Rep’s Christmas Carol?
I have attended the Trinity Rep’s Christmas Carol performance every year since I discovered this Providence, RI theater in the 1990s.  Every year the performance is different and unique.  I can’t wait to see what they have done with this virtual event!  
 
When we moved to Massachusetts in 2002, we continued to think of Trinity Rep as “our” theater and have attended their open captioned performances.  We love the theater, the acting company, and its commitment to hearing access.  The HLAA RI chapter has worked with the theater staff over the years to obtain and upgrade the assistive devices.  Tina worked with the theater to secure a TDF grant in 2007 to explore open captioning.  The effort was a success and the theater made a commitment to continue the captioning after the grant period.  In recent years, they have expanded the number of performances that are captioned.  
 
The pandemic has been difficult for everyone, but it has provided an opportunity to erase geographic boundaries.  By Thanksgiving, Trinity reported over 80,000 viewers so far from 47 states and 10 countries.  We can share this hearing accessible holiday event with everyone in HLAA!
 
– Beth and Tina

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