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ASL Interpreters
Elizabeth Bartlow Breslin

Elizabeth Bartlow Breslin (CI/CT) returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where she has interpreted more than 50 productions, including Short Shakespeare! Macbeth, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Short Shakespeare! The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Amadeus, The Comedy of Errors, Othello, Cymbeline, and Hamlet. Liz works as a community sign language interpreter in the medical, legal, treatment, and business fields, and specializes in theatrical and artistic interpreting. Some of her favorite experiences include interpreting for the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, several productions with the Steppenwolf Theatre, World Cup ’94, 10 seasons of A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre), and for numerous national and international political leaders including Bill Clinton and Al Gore. She has also worked with storytellers from around the world in her 16 years with the Illinois Storytelling Festival, the Prairie Center Storytelling Festival, and at the National Storytelling Festival in 1998-2018. Liz is a graduate of the Northwestern University Theatre Department.


Sheila Kettering

Sheila Kettering (CI/CT) is thrilled to be back with Chicago Shakespeare Theater interpreting The Notebook. Her last interpreted performance for CST was Nell Gwynn. Sheila has been interpreting in the Chicagoland area in a variety of settings, such as medical, business, educational, video relay interpreting, and is especially passionate about theatrical interpreting. Some highlights of her theatrical experiences have been, The Music Man (The Goodman Theater), Kinky Boots (The Paramount Theater), Lettie, West Side Story (The Lyric Opera), and Into the Woods (Writer’s Theater). Sheila also coordinates interpreters for Fullerton Stage and The Merle Reskin Theater at DePaul University. "I am so grateful that Theater is back, and that I have this wonderful opportunity with Chicago Shakespeare Theater!"


Will Lee

Will Lee (NIC) returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where his interpreting credits include As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Winter’s Tale, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar and Short Shakespeare! productions of Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors, and Romeo and Juliet. Professionally, Will has been interpreting for more than 25 years in a variety of settings. He has taught interpreting, mentored new interpreters entering the field and managed both interpreters and interpreting services. He has served on the board of the state professional interpreting organization and state licensing board. Will enjoys interpreting the performing arts, especially the unique challenge that interpreting Shakespeare requires.


Al Raci

Al Raci (CI/CT) is pleased to be back at Chicago Shakespeare Theater interpreting for The Notebook. Al has interpreted at many other theatres in the area including Victory Gardens, The Goodman Theatre, Writers Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago’s Children Theatre, The Paramount, and The Lyric Opera. He works as a freelance interpreter in the Chicagoland area and brings a rich background of experience to the production of The Notebook. Al would like to thank Liz, Sheila, and Jason for making theatre accessible here at Chicago Shakespeare Theater


Audio Describers

Jason Harrington is the education outreach manager at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where he manages education programs serving 40,000 students and about 450 schools each year, as well as the access programs for patrons with disabilities. He is the resident audio describer at CST, having audio described every production since 2013.  He's also provided audio description for The Goodman Theatre, Steep Theatre, Black Ensemble Theater, and Chimera Ensemble.  He served as a founding steering committee member for CCAC, and is a board member of Up and Coming Theatre, a community theater out of the northwest suburbs.  Back in his home state, Jason earned a BFA in theater from The University of Rhode Island.


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