Contribution to Book
Little published or publicly available research exists on AD within the context of live theatre. Even scarcer are papers which discuss or investigate description from the perspective of the audio describer. Through a thematic analysis of comments made by each describer during separate post-production interviews, we present the describer’s perspective as a lens through which to document the development and execution of two unique AD strategies developed or overseen by the production’s director. Four main themes anchor the discussion: describer’s motivation for participation and background; understanding of AD; self assessment (writing and performing); and working with others.
Udo, JP and Fels, Deborah I., "From the describer's mouth: reflections on creating unconventional audio description for live theatre" (2009). Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management Publications and Research. Paper 21.