Learn skills and techniques used by actors and improvisers that can help you become a better interpreter.
Actors control their voice, inflection, and emotions. Improvisers think quickly on their feet, create and embody characters and situations and place ultimate trust in their teammates. While used for different purposes, these skills are key to being an excellent interpreter.
Join this engaging session and explore how voice control, stage (booth) presence, and remaining cool under pressure assist interpreters to better their craft. Practice thinking on your feet, coming up with creative solutions, and presenting emotive interpretation. Use this session to become a better interpreter and have fun doing so.
Mr. Javier Castillo, Jr., president of Castillo Language Services, Inc., has worked as an interpreter and translator since 1999. Mr. Castillo is a Federally Certified and State Certified Court Interpreter, a Conference Interpreter, a Certified Medical Interpreter and a contract interpreter for the U.S. Department of State.
In addition to his career in language services, Mr. Javier Castillo is a veteran actor having performed improv comedy for over 10 years with OOOPS Improv and IBX Improv in North Carolina and has been a guest performer with the Diabolical Experiments show in Portland, Oregon. He has studied improv in North Carolina, Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago and San Francisco, and has coached for his current group, IBX Improv. In addition to his stage acting, Castillo has appeared in commercial videos for Blue Cross and Blue Shield and has done voice-over work for TV and radio spots.