Jill Robbins-Silver

Jill Robbins has served as a secondary describer at the Huntington Theatre Company for six seasons, where some of her favorite productions so far have been: A Little Night Music, Sunday In The Park With George, Topdog/Underdog, Top Girls, and Romeo and Juliet. She has also described several performances at ArtsEmerson and at the Boston Opera House. Jill also works part-time at WGBH’s Media Access Group, where she writes descriptive audio for programs such as Masterpiece, American Experience, and NOVA, as well as special projects such as the U.S. Congressional Visitor’s Center Virtual Tour. A former transcriber at National Braille Press, Jill wrote picture descriptions for many of their “Great Expectations” children��s book series titles. Before becoming a describer, Jill worked as a teacher of students with visual impairments at the Carroll Center for the Blind and the Tennessee School for the Blind. She holds an M.Ed. in special education/visual disabilities from Vanderbilt University and is a graduate of the American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard and of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She was featured in the “A Sense of Texas Podcast – Jill Robbins-Silver: Audio Description for Theater”, which went live on March 15, 2021. It can be found at