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WUCF TV’s ARTISODES explores the art of sign language

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Angela Roth is the president of ASL Services, and blends sign language with performance art.

“The mentality for a long time was that the interpreter has to be invisible,” said Angela Roth, CEO ASL Services Inc.  “Theater just can’t be that way, we just can’t be human captions.  You can’t have all this action going on and we’re just interpreting.”

Roth says she has taken the opposite approach, calling it parallel play. She works closely with the deaf community and actors to have a greater impact to those relying on her services.

See how she’s turning sign language into an art form on Thursday’s Artisodes.

WUCF’s Artisodes airs each Thursday on WUCF TV at 8 p.m. 

About WUCF Artisodes

WUCF TV’s Artisodes is a collaborative effort of a group of innovative large market PBS stations to launch the “Major Market Group Arts Initiative.” This collaboration allows PBS stations like WUCF to share their local arts and culture features with one another. The weekly series features a myriad of performing and visual arts and cultural experiences both locally and nationally, allowing Central Florida’s arts and culture institutions to get their stories out to a national audience.