Courtney Butcher's love of shadow interpreting developed while she was studying theatre at Oakland University. She had the opportunity to work inclusively with the interpreters, which produced a gratifying artistic result. After graduating from OU with her BA in Performing Arts, she decided to enroll in the Interpreter Training Program at Oakland Community College. She received her state certification (BEI 1) in 2012 and has since performed in The Cricket in Times Square (Wild Swan Theater), Captain Louie (Oakland University), The Little Mermaid (DYPAC), Miracle on 34th Street (DYPAC) and The Liar (Oakland University). She also works as a substitute interpreter in the educational K-12 setting, where she loves working with the kindergarten students as well as Deaf-Blind students.
Trained as an actor first
brings a unique perspective
to any interpreted performance.