As a co-founder and Executive Director of Hands On, Beth Prevor has over 28 years of experience in the field of disability with a focus on Deaf and hard of hearing populations. At Hands On, she has produced more than 500 sign-interpreted productions at the Roundabout, New Victory and Public Theatres as well as the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Radio City Music Hall and Central Park, among others.
In addition to her leadership role at Hands On, Ms. Prevor is the Director of Interpreting Services for the New York City Department of Education, where she supervises a staff of 20 administrative sign language interpreters and 50 classroom paraprofessionals, who provide services for Deaf children, parents and staff. She also consults with other arts and community organizations on offering cultural programs and services to disabled populations.
Previously, Ms. Prevor worked as Program Coordinator at New York University’s Henry & Lucy Moses Center for Students with Disabilities. She was also Director of Operations for the New York Society for the Deaf. Ms. Prevor currently serves on the Advisory Boards of the Rhinelander Children’s Center and Lincoln Center’s Department of Programs and Services for People with Disabilities. In addition, she has advised for the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, New York Deaf Theater and Hospital Audiences.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Prevor was a freelance theatrical stage manager, working on and off Broadway as well as in regional theatres. She holds a B.A. in Theatre from Brooklyn College and an M.A. in Deafness Rehabilitation from New York University, and is presently a Doctoral Student in Public Policy and Administration at Walden University.