Claire Bretschneider

ASL -English Interpreter


call/text: 609•617•4152



New York City Public School

Teamed with a certified interpreter in a contained 5th grade classroom of 9 Deaf students; 68 hours; Fall 2018 & Spring 2019


Our class interpreted at a variety of events such as, a “Women in Tech” Panel, an adoption forum for LGBTQ families, a “Black Artists Matter” Black History Month Discussion; 30 hours; Winter 2019

LaGuardia Community College

Observed team of two interpreters in an Applied Mathematics classroom; 17 hours; Fall 2018

St. John the Divine Episcopal Church

Teamed with a varied group of interpreters for regular Sunday Services, as well as special services and events; 15 hours; Spring 2019


Observed VRS calls and debriefed with interpreters about their process, choices and challenges; 10 hours; Fall 2018


Yosemite National Park

Scheduled for October 2019. Interpreter for Deaf Services 40th Anniversary Weekend. Three hours of interpreting work each day over the course of a 3-day weekend.

World Pride

Volunteer interpreter for Youth Pride and Pride March; June 2019

Helen Keller National Center - film screening

Volunteer interpreter with a team for a Deaf-Blind consumer attending a film screening and talk back; June 2019


Volunteer interpreter for a few rehearsals and performances of an ASL-English musical performed at the IRT Theatre, New York, New York; 2019

Rhinelander Saturday Program

Interpreted a presentation from the NYPD about general safety and scam protection for parents. Also spent several Saturdays assisting in art lessons with the kids and chaperoning field trips; 2017-2019

New York Deaf Theatre

Volunteered in a variety of capacities over several years: as an interpreter, a scenic artist, an usher, and a front of house volunteer; 2015 - present


Discourse Mapping

Led by Deborah Cates. This workshop reviewed a method of discourse mapping that can translate from paper to a structured interpretation that makes relationships in the target message overt. A process was introduced that can strengthen the cohesion of an interpreter’s product; March 2019

NJAD/NJRID Biennial Conference

Conference Volunteer - assisted in handing out name tags and packets, assigning room numbers, collaborated with vendors, attended a few workshops; October 2017


Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, National Member; Member since 2019

New York City Metro Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf; Member since 2018

United Scenic Artists, Local 829; Scenic Art Apprentice Certificate; Member since 2011


Scenic Artist working in New York City, the Northeast USA, and internationally since 2009. Notable projects include: Sesame Street, The Wiz Live!, The Knick, The Wolf of Wall Street, Peter and the Starcatcher, Saturday Night Live, and several seasons at The Metropolitan Opera.

Work responsibility and experience have included both leading and being a member of a team, supervising interns, collaborating with a variety of departments, producers, administrators and union leaders. Projects involve prep, painting, and finish work of all scenery on each project. Proficient in quick decision making, articulate descriptions, and clear demonstration of techniques.


Strong Interpersonal and communication skills. Effective team member and leader. Able to problem solve. Works well under pressure. Organized, articulate, determined, personable, respectful, enthusiastic, and collaborative.

Experienced and adept in film, television, and theatrical settings, particularly behind the scenes. Knowledge of art & theater history, color theory, and paint materials & techniques. Proficient with mechanical draftings. Lift Certified.

MAC OS. Adobe Creative Suites. Google Docs.

Experienced hiker, backpacker, camper, and cyclist. Basic knowledge of orienteering and rock climbing.


Candidate for Certification - Passed the NIC Knowledge Exam


Laguardia Community College, City University of New York

American Sign Language-English Interpretation Program

Graduation, June 2019

Gallaudet University   

ASL Summer Intensive, July 2017

Boston University

BFA in Scene Design, Minor in Visual Arts; Magna Cum Laude

Graduation, May 2009