Provide services to those who want to learn more about theatre through deaf eyes
Patrick “MrShineyhead” Fischer, CDI, ASLTA Professional
Patrick Fischer, also known as MrShineyhead, is fast becoming a sought-after performer all around the country. His visual language, gesture, and engaging storytelling abilities delight audiences of all ages and diverse backgrounds. In addition to touring nationally with the National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD) and performing with Northwest Theatre of the Deaf (NWTD), Patrick has performed solo across the nation, as well as joining notable Deaf performers on stage. Audiences from all over the world are talking about this amazing performer!!
Patrick Fischer is from several generations of fine artists and actors from Europe and has extensive experience in all things related to theater and art. Patrick has been involved in a variety of artistic positions (artist, performer, actor, comedian, director, producer, teacher, and consultant) as well as participation in a variety of performances (storytelling, poetry, Master of Ceremonies, skits, and comedy) all around the nation and Canada. Patrick is also a part of ASL Improv (a national tour group) for several years. Patrick has taught many workshops/courses everywhere in the nation and Canada including TERPexpo (national tour), George Veditz’s ASL Festival in Northeastern University (Boston), Silent Weekend (Orlando), and more…
Patrick launched his business in August 2005 as a way to provide services to those who want to learn more about theater through deaf eyes. Patrick is currently a Director of Artistic Sign Language (DASL) at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon. When not “working” in the theater he teaches American Sign Language (ASL) and deaf studies and currently is certified as an ASLTA-Professional instructor. He taught under the Sign Language Studies Program and Sign Language Interpretation Program in Portland, Oregon. In July 2013, Patrick was awarded the Stephen M Ryan Teacher of the Year for outstanding contributions to the understanding of deaf culture and humor in deaf studies presented by American Sign Language Teachers Association in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Patrick received his Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) certification; and enjoys working with hearing interpreters to bring a clear form of communication between two or more individuals that might not have had the opportunity prior to.
Patrick has his Graphic Design degree and is also an awarded professional artist and owner of a small marketing design agency with Expert Business Support, Inc.