Tammera J. Fischer

Accomplished Sign Language Interpreter holding dual, national certification, with professional emphasis in mental health and post-secondary educational settings, as well as specialized training in theatrical interpretation; currently in the process of obtaining legal certification.

Performance Interpreting

Portland Opera Presents: Best of Broadway
Jekyll and Hyde
Les Miserables
Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk
How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Oregon Shakespeare Festival/Ashland
Life is A Dream
A Winter's Tale
Macbeth (two separate productions in separate seasons)

Portland Center Stage
Gun Shy
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
How the Other Half Loves
The Little Foxes
The Rivals
A Tuna Christmas (two seasons)
From the Mississippi Delta
Division Street
Absurd Person Singular
Arms and the Man
Jar the Floor
The Illusion

Tygres Heart Shakespeare Company
King Henry IV, Part I (2000)
The Tempest
The Taming of the Shrew
Love's Labors Lost
Romeo and Juliet
King Henry V
King Henry IV, Part II
King Henry IV, Part I (1993)

Oregon Children's Theatre
James and the Giant Peach

Other Performances
As You Like It
Tulane Summer Shakespeare Festival, New Orleans,                                      LA
Noises Off
Century High School, Hillsboro, Oregon
Of Mice and Men
Portand Community College, Portland, Oregon

Related Experience

Film and Television

Featured Performer - "Sympathique" video performed by Pink Martini, a Portland, Oregon band.  Provided translation and interpretation of the lyrics to "Sympathique", the performance of which was included on the music video of the song, made by the band.  http://www.pinkmartini.com/

On-set Interpreter - "Mr. Holland's Opus."  Provided interpreting services as required to cast and crew members of the feature film "Mr. Holland's Opus," which was  filmed in Portland, Oregon.

Rehearsal Interpreter - "Of Mice and Men."  Provided interpreting services as required to cast and crew members of the production of "Of Mice and Men" at Portland Community College, in Portland, Oregon.

Boards and Committees

Northwest Theatre of the Deaf - Member-at-Large - 1994-96
Tygres Heart Shakespeare Co. Access Team - Planning        
Committee Member - 1992-95


Participant in TDF/TAP and Juilliard Evening Division's "Interpreting for the Theatre" Intensive Program. Miss Saigon, June 1999.

Author of Establishing a Freelance Interpretation Business:  Professional Guidance for Sign Language Interpreters, May, 1995, Second Edition, 1998.


National Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID):
Certificate of Transliteration, 1995.
Certificate of Interpretation, 1994.
National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Level IV: Advanced, 1993.

For more information and a practical resume for Tammera Fischer, as well as a complete resource website with many interpreting-links, please go to:

"And remember, the truth that once was spoken: To love another person is to see the face of God."
-Les Miserables
"No day but today."