Laurie Nash

As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), Laurie Nash had her first magical theatre experience when she and her mom attended an interpreted Off-Broadway show, The Ballad of Boris K.  What made it so profound was the presence of the interpreters.  This experience continues to motivate Laurie and led to her involvement with and appreciation for Hands On and the many talented interpreters and advisors who continue the work that began in the early 1980s.  To date, Laurie has worked with Hands On for 19 productions at the Delacorte Theatre, Roundabout Theatre, Playwright’s Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club and Second Stage Theatre, and she feels honored to do so.

Laurie holds several certifications from The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID).  She is President of the Long Island RID and Chairperson of the Interpreters with Deaf Parents Member Section of RID.  Laurie was among the first class of interpreters enrolled in the “Interpreting for the Theatre” intensive course at The Juilliard School (coordinated by the Theatre Development Fund). She has interpreted over 30 productions on Broadway and Off-Broadway as well as a number of musical concerts.  Most of Laurie’s time is dedicated to being Mom to an amazing teenager.