Who we work with

Odd Socks Productions works with the Deaf community, arts organisations, and talented theatre interpreters. Here is what some of our friends have to say:

“Nicola was an invaluable asset during the production of Tribes at Circa in 2013. She organised the NZSL tutor for the actors, helped with various aspects of the production and arranged everything pertaining to the NZSL interpreted performance, which was the first one that Circa had ever offered. We would have been lost without her.”

Cara Hill
Marketing Manager
Circa Theatre

“As a New Zealand Sign Language interpreter, I’ve worked with Nicola @ Odd Socks 3 times over the last 2 years with a goal to develop theatre access for the Deaf Community.  I have always found her hard work & desire to promote Deaf access to the arts to be highly valuable.

Most recently we worked together on Tribes @ Circa Theatre (May 2013).  On this production, Nicola provided the bridge between the Deaf Language Consultant, 2 NZSL interpreters, Circa & the director, as well as being a respectful advocate on the rights of Deaf people accessing arts.

Nicola worked hard to bring the team together for initial meetings, script translations & additional interpreted rehearsals.  As part of this process, she helped negotiate the clearest location on stage for Deaf audience members to view interpreters & follow the action of the show.

Thanks to her knowledge of NZSL, her respect for & ties in both theatre & the Deaf Community, Nicola communicated effectively, respectfully & efficiently with all parties involved.  The interpreted show was a success for Tribes, for Circa Theatre & for the Deaf Community in large part thanks to her hard work.”

Elinor Cuttiford, NAATI-qualified,NZSL interpreter

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