Dot Hearn

ASL Coach

Dot has been interpreting theatre in Portland since 1997 and coordinating performance interpreters since 2003. Dot interprets at other theatres in the area, but some of her favorite shows have been here at Artists Rep, including the passionate production of TRIBES, THE UNDERSTUDY, and the incredibly powerful WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT.  She is also a writer, including short scripts, and brings a lifetime of theatre experience to her work as a theatrical interpreter. Dot holds dual national interpreter certification and participated in the 2001 “Interpreting for the Theater” training at Juilliard in New York City. She was on the national task force that developed a Standard Practice Paper on interpreting in the performing arts, which should be available through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf in 2015. Dot is the founder of Performing Arts Interpreting Alliance, which provides training opportunities for interpreters and performance interpreting coordination services.