The McLean Community Foundation has awarded $3,000 to the McLean Community Players to fund American Sign Language interpretation at some of its performances, the McLean Community Players announced in a recent press release.
With the funds from the grant, the McLean Community Players will build on its efforts to expand accessibility for theater-goers at its shows. Largely through the efforts of Patti Green Roth, vice president for outreach and accessibility, the theater company is in the third year of a cooperative agreement with The Metropolitan Washington Ear, which provides audio description to patrons with vision challenges at one performance of each show during the season.
“I envision inclusive community theater in Northern Virginia and an expansion of accessibility in community theater throughout Virginia, Maryland and D.C. Accessibility for McLean Community Players began with our partnership with The Metropolitan Washington Ear for audio description and continues with this grant from the McLean Community Foundation,”
“McLean Community Players is currently responding to offers from American Sign Language interpreter teams to determine the best fit for our next McLean Community Players partnership to provide American Sign Language interpretation for the deaf community at McLean Community Players shows.” For more information, visit mcleanplayers.org.