Steel City spreads its wings.

Beginning Aug 1st, Steel City Interpreters will be offering interpreting services to the great Pacific Northwest.

Pittsburgh has been amazing to us and we appreciate all of you business and friendship since 2008.

During this expansion, Amanda Davis will be taking over the Pittsburgh location and will be in charge of scheduling, billing and payroll.

We are excited for this move and it cant come soon enough!

-Murphys

ATTACK THEATRE INTERPRETED SHOWS!


The dancers and musicians of Attack Theatre are taking it to the streets of Pittsburgh with a free performance series exploring public artworks throughout the city. Connect with your city and your public art in a new and unique way through this dynamic performance event of conversation, creation, dance and music. Each performance will utilize American Sign Language interpreters on-site.

Oakland
A Song to Nature by Victor David Brenner

Tuesday 9/18 | 6:00 PM
Thursday 9/27 | 6:00 PM

Schenley Plaza, in front of the Frick Fine Arts Building.

East Liberty
Lend Me Your Ears by Jordan Monahan, assisted by Allison Zapata

Thursday 9/20 | 6:30 PM
Tuesday 9/25 | 6:30 PM

Penn Avenue and South Beatty Street

North Shore
Pittsburgh Variations by George Sugarman

Saturday 9/22 | 11:00 AM, 5:00 PM

Between the Sixth and Seventh Street Bridges

Wilkinsburg
10,000 by Brian Holderman, with Jesse Best

Sunday 9/23 | 5:00 PM
Sunday 9/30 | 5:00 PM

Penn Avenue, between Wood and Center Streets

Northside
Cubed Tension by Sylvester Damianos

Saturday 9/29 | 11:00 AM, 5:00 PM

Buhl Community Park at Allegheny Square

Some Assembly Required: Public is made possible in part by:

The Fine Foundation
The Fisher Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation
The Dee Delaney Arts Accessibility Fund
The Office of Public Art

All performances will feature American Sign Language interpreters on-site.

2.24.12 Fight Club gets sober….

1.27.12
2.24.12
3.30.12
4.27.12
9.28.12
10.26.12
11.30.12
At the offices of Steel City Interpreters
PITTSBURGHS UNOFFICIAL AND UNDERGROUND ITP – FRIDAY NIGHT ASL FIGHT CLUB.

RULES OF FIGHT CLUB:
1. Voice OFF!!! (unless ya’ll are using an interpreter)
2. You must have current ID to drink after the workshops.
3. Who comes here, what’s said here- STAYS HERE.
4. This is a learning environment and intended to support each other– NOT tear each other down. This isn’t the place for gossip or ego trips; check it at the door.
Fight Club belongs to no one. Fight Club is FREE. Fight Club will remain a workshop geared towards improving the skills of those learning and working in the field of interpreting. Fight Club shall always remain grass roots and never charge fees, membership dues nor exchange CEU’s for attendance.

Where: 850 Western Ave Pittsburgh 15233
When: 1.27.12 6pm-?

FRONT ROOM: The 12 steps to recovery.

During your career as an interpreter, sooner or later you will be asked to interpret RECOVERY in some fashion or another. It could be an inpatient rehab center. It could be the rooms of Alcoholics/Narcotics Anonymous. It could be for any number of eating or self injury disorders where treatment is rooted in a 12 step approach. But what do you know about recovery? How do you conceptually sign RECOVERY? Does it mean “Health/Confident”?? What about RELAPSE? What do you do with the 12th Tradition?? (Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.)

The 12 steps and traditions are typically read by a volunteer in the meeting and most members of the support group know these like the back of their hand- so they are going to be spoken rather fast. Will you be able to keep up with the speaker and maintain the spirit of the 12 steps and 12 traditions? We’ll also talk about street names for drugs and concepts related to drugs/alcohol/recovery.

BACK ROOM:One on one mentoring with Jess.

If you have video of yourself interpreting or signing on YouTube or on a thumb drive, let’s have a look! We encourage ALL of you to open an account on YouTube and use it as a signing journal that you don’t mind sharing with us *wink*

If you don’t have the means to upload yourself online but would still like one on one time, we can video you doing a short segment of the 12 steps/traditions and use that for content. PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE! Few certified interpreters are willing to meet with students free of charge to provide one on one mentoring. This is a real perk so please try to come prepared.

*******ASL COMEDIAN ICON KEITH WANN COMES TO PITTSBURGH*******

Steel City Interpreters is proud to welcome Keith Wann to Pittsburgh for the March 30, 2012 Fight Club. Tickets will go on sale shortly and more details will be announced so keep an eye out! We will be adding two tickets to our raffle THIS FRIDAY so be here to win! As always, we’ll bring our beer and treats- you feel free to do the same!

“Back to School” FC 1.27.12

PITTSBURGHS UNOFFICIAL AND UNDERGROUND ITP – FRIDAY NIGHT ASL FIGHT CLUB.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2xKHl2-Xug
RULES OF FIGHT CLUB:
1. Voice OFF!!! (unless ya’ll are using an interpreter)
2. You must have current ID to drink after the workshops.
3. Who comes here, what’s said here- STAYS HERE.
4. This is a learning environment and intended to support each other– NOT tear each other down. This isn’t the place for gossip or ego trips; check it at the door.
Fight Club belongs to no one. Fight Club is FREE. Fight Club will remain a workshop geared towards improving the skills of those learning and working in the field of interpreting. Fight Club shall always remain grass roots and never charge fees, membership dues nor exchange CEU’s for attendance.

Where: 850 Western Ave Pittsburgh 15233
When: 1.27.12 6pm-?

WELCOME BACK! We’re wasting no time this year and are ready to dig in! This Fight Club will be jam packed with information so bring your notebook. Throughout all the various activities that we will do, the main point is to sign what you mean… NOT sign what you hear. CONCEPT CONCEPT CONCEPT. In our profession, a very simple sentence may require a lot of thought and interpretation to accurately convey the speakers thought.

This months Fight Club we will be focusing on the following:

Choosing the right sign for any given concept
Voicing
Ethics
Vocabulary
Sign Production
Breakout groups to discuss real life interpreting scenarios

This Fight Club promises to be rich in content so take advantage and be here. Bring your pretty self and any snack or booze that you would like to share.

We would like to begin a raffle this year so if there’s any SWAG that you have or your band has a CD or you have art work or even home grown tomatoes or maybe you have a chicken that lays eggs–BRING IT FOR OUR GIVE AWAY!!

I’m looking forward to seeing you all this Friday.
“NOW you’re speakin’ my language”

We’re the only area agency to guarantee all of our ASL interpreters to maintain national certification!


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A Steel City Interpreters/Scissor Fight Media Production

ASL/ITP Students!!!

Having hosted a full season of Fight Club, I am amazed to see how many talented ASL/interpreting stundents are in our area. There’s WVNCC, CCAC, IUP, The University of Pittsburgh, the staff at PRSD and on and on and on.  Fight Club has been a place where students regardless of their school or level of education can come to network and learn from each other as well as from Deaf and working interpreters.

Steel City Interpreters also offers mentoring opportunities at no cost and opportunities to shadow certified interpreters at work.

While we love seeing your shining faces, here’s some tips on how to improve your skills:

1. Watch our YouTube channel… If there’s a good vlog out there, we’re sure to like it- so go see why!

2. Get on Skype! Exchange your info with your classmates and with your peers at Fight Club and chat away VOICE OFF!

3. Go to PAD! The Deaf Club is a great place to meet Deaf people in our community and make friends. Check em out at www.pghdeafclub.org

4. Go to DPHH- good times! Deaf Professional Happy Hour…. That’s MY speed! (check em out on Facebook)

5. Subscribe to Pittsburgh Deaf Events and get the most recent to-do’s around town.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PGH_DEAF_EVENTS/

Alright peeps … Hunker down for winter! Be safe… ASL/terp students- break a leg on your finals and we’ll see you in January.

Now click on Jess and let her give you the breakdown in ASL. And for goodness sake, click the “like” button! 😉

11.28.11 Main Street

Well, let’s allow Michelle Moser explain what the University of Pittsburgh’s Deaf Event “Main Street” means:

“The University of Pittsburgh’s American Sign Language Club is hosting an event called Main Street on Pitt’s campus at the William Pitt’s Union Assembly Room on Monday, November 28th 2011 from 6:30pm to 9pm…..
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….Our purpose as American Sign Language Club is to bring together the Deaf community, interpreters, teachers, ASL students to interact with friends while helping students to learn more and become more proficient in their ASL skills…..”

Because Steel City Interpreters Friday Night ASL Fight Club shares the identical mission, what a better night for us to be there to promote our 2012 season! We will have a booth there handing out a one time only color poster for the 2012 season with dates, times, location, etc.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Follow us on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, etc. It’s easy- just click on the icon. We look forward to seeing you in 2012 for Fight Club 🙂

(POSTER: Model- Catrina Rogers. Photographer: Raymond Mongelli/Scissor Fight Media)