Stage Caption – A New Way to Bring Captioning to Live Theatrical Productions

Captioning for live theatrical performances displayed on personal handheld electronic devices

NEW YORK, New York – February 3, 2016 – Stage Caption, a new way to bring captioning to live theatrical productions, was recently announced. With this low-cost system, captioning and other accessibility features for live theatrical performances are displayed on personal handheld, electronic devices. It is an experimental captioning system using handheld devices, beginning with iPads and Android tablets, to display SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing) for scripted live performances. This will also have the potential to be used for translation, visual aid, and assisted listening. They’ll start with existing equipment and software to put their system together, Mac Mini computers, Qlab software, iOS and Android tablets, and other required audio, video, and control interfaces. 

Stage Caption is raising the bar on requirements for accessibility in the entertainment industry. While many cinemas and even some theatres have captioning systems, they need to become more widespread. Qlab is a widely used Mac software in the entertainment industry for sound effects and recorded music playback. It is also used for video and graphics. Many theatres already own much of the equipment needed to make the system work. The hope is that using a program that is already familiar and comfortable for theatrical technicians will help Stage Caption’s system be adopted more readily. However, before people can enjoy this incredible, live-theatrical captioning system, Stage Caption needs help. That’s why they launched this Kickstarter campaign. The goal of this project is to raise $5,000 by February 29, 2016. The funds raised will go towards ordering equipment, assembling the system, software licenses, and other costs.


To help bring this innovative technology to market, please visit the Kickstarter campaign or click here. Perks will be delivered between March 2016 and July 2016. 

Please keep in mind this is an “all-or-nothing” deal, which means if the campaign does not reach the funding goal then the project cannot move forward. So know that any amount given can make a difference, and this is an incredible opportunity to be a part of a special campaign! Help Stage Caption reach the goal by sharing this on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. The more people know about this, the more support the campaign will receive.


Media Contact
Company Name: Stage Caption
Contact Person: Thomas Owings-Batz
Phone: 917-673-6681
Country: United States