Silent No More, March 7, 2020

Betty Hauck writes on

Various emails have been flying around regarding the March 7th showing of “Silent No More” at the Regent Theatre in Arlington MA. Showtime is 7:30 and the theatre is located at 7 Medford St.

It has been determined that CART and ASL will be provided. This information was missing on the Regent Theatre’s website but was on the publicity sent out by No Limits for Deaf Children, the organization that produced the show.

If you would like complimentary tickets, please contact mich…

Hope to see you at the show!

ASL Night at the Museum of Fine Arts

photo of MFA building at duskLiz Olson writes on

ASL Night at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) is Wednesday September 25 from 5 to 10, free admission starting at 4 PM.

There are tours and concerts in ASL with English translation.

I understand the divide between Deaf and hard of hearing populations , but I hope you might take an opportunity to learn to sign better, or understand what it is like to rely on translation, or maybe just the quiet atmosphere.

See you there,

Liz O

Registration Is Now Open For the ALDA/HLAA Accessible Tour at the MFA on Saturday, September 21

Sue Schy writes on

From: Francine Stieglitz <>
Date: September 3, 2019 at 9:43:31 AM EDT
To: Francine Stieglitz <>
Subject: Registration is now open for the ALDA/HLAA Accessible tour at the MFA on Saturday, September 21

Please join us for our upcoming tour “The MFA and Boston Collectors: 19th Century to Mid 20th Century Paintings.”  “The MFA has been fortunate to have many collectors and donors of a wide range of objects over its 149 years. We will focus on an early group of collectors and explore the why, what and where of their collections. As we visit these objects, we’ll understand the impact of these collectors on the American and European permanent collections. It’s an exciting facet of the MFA’s history and growth to the world-renowned museum we have today.”

1.  To register, email Ronit Michom at or call 617-369-3189.

2.  In the subject line, put the name of the tour  (MFA and Boston Collectors),  the date (September 21), and the time of the tour  (10:30 a.m.).

3.  Indicate whether you want a neckloop or a head set. If you need only an ALD receiver, please specify .  If you plan to use your own equipment and want the guide to wear an additional microphone, then please specify.

4.  Please arrive 15 minutes early to get your neckloop and headset and to make sure that they are working.

5.  Remember that there is a limit of one guest with you.  You must register your guest whether or not an ALD is needed.

6.  Tours will leave from the Linde Family Wing Entrance, which is on Museum Road.

7.  Email  if you register and are then unable to attend.

8.  Registration closes on Friday, September 13 unless the tour fills up before that time.

If you have registered and are unable to attend, please let our tour leader Karen Moss ( and Ronit Minchom (  know via email even if it is the day of the tour.

Please note:  If fewer than 6 people register for the tour, the tour will be canceled.

Accessible Shakespeare performances on the Common this summer

Sue Schy writes in

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) is pleased to continue its Common Access Initiative as part of its 24th season of “Free Shakespeare on the Common.” Cymbeline runs July 17 – August 4 on the Boston Common. CSC is committed to keeping theatre accessible – financially, geographically, and artistically – as well as inclusive for patrons of all abilities. CSC has offered at least one American Sign Language (ASL) performance nearly every season since its founding in 1996, and in recent years has had the opportunity to meaningfully expand its disability access programming and offerings. At every performance, there are reserved, accessible seating areas for patrons and their guests, in addition to complementary large-print programs and assisted listening devices.

Open Captioned performance: Friday, July 26 (Raindate: Sat, July 27)

Audio Described performance + Tactile Tour: Saturday, August 3 (3pm); (Raindate: Sun, Aug 4)

ASL Interpreted performances: Friday, Aug 2 + Saturday, August 3 (8pm); (Raindate: Sun, Aug 4)

Open-Captioning provided by c2 captioning service will be held on at Friday, July 26 at 8 pm.

Raindate will be Saturday, July 27 at 8pm. Equipment will be set-up of the house left side of the stage.

The Audio-Described performance with interpretation by Cori Couture and Andrea Doane will be held Saturday, August 3 at 3pm; Raindate will be Sunday, August 4 at 7pm. Headsets and Braille playbill will be made available for blind and low-vision patrons, and can be collected at the Information Tent to the left of the stage. In addition to the performance, there will be a free backstage, tactile tour for blind and low-vision patrons and their guests beginning at 1:45pm. No registration is necessary. Guests should meet at the Information Tent a few minutes before the tour is scheduled to begin. CSC staff will be on hand to help guide patrons on the tour.

The ASL-Interpreted performances will be held on Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 3 at 8pm; Raindate will be Sunday, Aug 4 at 7pm. ASL Interpretation team will include Shana Gibbs as ASL Coach and Christopher Robinson will be returning as Lead Interpreter.

In addition to the programming listed above, there will be many services available at all performances to enhance the patron experience. ADA-compliant cable-guards have been purchased to make all pathways easier to navigate for patrons using wheelchairs and walkers, and there will be several seating areas designated throughout the Common for patrons using wheelchairs and their companions. Finally, large print programs and assisted listening devices will be available at all performances at the Information Tent.

Tickets Are on Sale For Three Upcoming Accessible Theater Events

scene from play "The Curious Incident"CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME
at the Boston Opera House.

Saturday, March 11,2020  2 PM: Open Captioned performance (Open Captions by c2)

Tickets starting at $44
Saturday, March 18, 2020 at 2 PM: American Sign Language performance

Tickets starting at $44
Sunday, March 12, 2020 at 1 PM: Audio described performance (description by Laura Willis)

Tickets starting at $44


scene from Midsummer Night's DreamA MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
at the Trinity Repertory Company

Open Captioned Performance:    Sunday, February 12, 2020  at 2 PM


ad from Billy Elliot The MusicalBILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
at the Wheelock Family Theater

January 27, 2020 – February 26, 2020
Friday nights at 7:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday matinees at 3:00 PM

Tickets: $20-$38
Box Office: 617-879-2300

Wheelock Theatre

picture of Wheelock Family TheatreWheelock Family Theatre
180 The Riverway, on the campus of Wheelock College in Boston’s Fenway district

The Wheelock Family Theatre is a professional, non-profit theatre associated with Actor’s Equity, the union of professional actors and stage managers. Wheelock Family Theatre seeks to improve the lives of children and families through the shared experience of live theatre.

All performances are open captioned. FM receiver listening devices are available for use at any seat.

Selected performances of every production are interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL). For additional information or a schedule of ASL-interpreted performances, contact the Box Office at


Prices for Wheelock Family Theatre productions are based on where you decide to sit:
Section A (center orchestra or front mezzanine) $38.00
Section B (side orchestra or mid-mezzanine) $32.00
Section C (far right/left front orchestra or back mezzanine) $26.00
Section D (rear mezzanine) $20.00
ADA $20.00 – $38.00


Wheelock Family Theatre is a five-minute walk from the Fenway or Longwood T stops on the Green Riverside line (D train). Bus stops on Brookline Avenue and Longwood/Beth Israel are only five minutes away.


Located in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood on the campus of Wheelock College, Wheelock Family Theatre is easily accessible from Rt. 9, Rt. 2, and Storrow Drive. The theatre is located on the Riverway, between the intersections of Brookline Ave and Longwood Ave.


Wheelock Family Theatre patrons are offered discounted parking at the MASCO garage at 375 Longwood Avenue, between Brookline Avenue (Longwood Medical Area) and The Riverway. The garage is located behind Temple Israel and is only a short walk to the front doors of Wheelock Family Theatre.

To receive your discount at the MASCO Garage, Wheelock Family Theatre patrons should ask for the discounted parking ticket at the Box Office on the date of attendance.

To learn about upcoming performances and purchase tickets, visit Wheelock Family Theater’s website.

Golda’s Balcony Playing At the New Repertory Theatre

Golda's Balcony advertisementAt the New Repertory Theatre in residence at the Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA: Golda’s Balcony, March 25-April 16, 2017

Featuring Bobbie Steinbach (Collected Stories, The Clean House), Golda’s Balcony follows Golda Meir from her humble beginnings as a Wisconsin school teacher to her meteoric rise through Israel’s early political system, becoming one of the world’s first elected female heads of state and one of the most influential women in Jewish history.

This production is Hearing Loop-enabled.

The Charles Mosesian Theater is equipped with a Tele-Coil Loop System. Patrons with hearing aids and cochlear implants can set their devices to “T-Coil” to take advantage of the assistive listening system. Patrons wishing for assistive listening devices may pick up a headset from the Box Office upon arrival at the theater.

Next up on the Museum of Fine Arts Boston FM-Accessible Tour Schedule–Americas: Making Modern

Americas: Making Modern assorted paintings
Above, clockwise from top: ~ Jackson Pollock, Number 10, 1949, 1949. Alkyd (synthetic paint) and oil on canvas mounted on panel.  ~ Georgia O’Keeffe, Deer’s Skull with Pedernal, 1936. Oil on canvas. Gift of the William H. Lane Foundation.  ~ Frida Kahlo, Dos Mujeres (Salvadora y Herminia), 1928. Oil on canvas.

Americas: Making Modern

Museum of Fine Arts

Sunday, February 5   – 10:30 AM

Registration begins on January 9  and closes on January 27

A five-gallery exhibition on the third floor of the MFA’s Art of the Americas Wing explores what it meant to be in the vanguard of Modern art in the 20th century. From Frida Kahlo to Jackson Pollock, original voices of Modern artists working in the Americas were influenced by a variety of contemporaries, teachers, rivals, and friends. Incorporating diverse sources of inspiration, 20th-century painters took their artistic practice in dramatic new directions. Each gallery represents a moment—from Mexico City to New York to Boston—illustrating the evolution of Modern art in North America. Featuring new acquisitions, rarely seen loans, and masterpieces from the MFA’s collection, the installations provide fresh perspectives on Modern artists working in the 20th century.

How to Pre-Register for MFA Accessible Guided Tours

Attendance is limited and pre-registration is required by the dates listed for each program.  To pre-register or for more information, email or  phone 617-369-3302.  

When you register, please indicate (in the subject line if you are emailing) the name of the tour and if you would like a neckloop or headset for the tour.

Registered participants will receive a confirmation prior to the date of the tour with entrance and cancellation information.  

Because the Gallery Tour Listening System equipment is reserved for hearing loss support group participants, the equipment is not available to other MFA Boston visitors for drop-in tours.  For that reason, guests of this program are requested to be aware of the the following policies:

  • Participants who register for accessible tours but cannot attend should note the cancellation policy on the confirmation to ensure that listening equipment is available to other visitors.  
  • Late registrations  cannot be accepted.  
  • Those who have not pre-registered may only join a tour on a standby basis and will be turned away if registration is full.  

Tours will begin promptly at start time.  Attendees should arrive 15 minutes prior to start time.  

Questions?  Contact the museum at or  phone 617-369-3302.