Saturday, July 26, 2014

"Antony and Cleopatra" interpreted performance tonight!

Last minute notification - but what a great spontaneous idea for a sunny summer night in Portland, Oregon!

Tonight is the interpreted performance of Shakespeare's "Antony and Cleopatra" by Portland Actors Ensemble. Admission is free and it is at the lovely Woodstock Park.



WHAT: Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra
             Portland Actors Ensemble
             directed by Elizabeth Huffman
WHEN:  Tonight - 7/26/14  at 7:00 pm
WHERE: Woodstock Park, SE 47th & Steele
TICKETS:  Free! Arrive early for best seating.
INTERPRETERS: Carolyn Brockway and Peter Flores



ABOUT THE PLAY AND THIS PRODUCTION:

"Describing the play as a culture clashing, political love story, director Elizabeth Huffman draws on her Arabic roots, her lifelong fascination with Roman history and an avid interest in today’s multicultural landscape to examine Shakespeare’s most complex adult love story.

For this production she weaves together elements of three periods of time: the ancient world of the play, the Shakespearean world that it was written in, and the modern world that we live in now to illuminate the themes and questions embedded in the play: What happens when two powerful rulers from vastly different cultures, ideologies and political agendas dare to fall in love? Is it romantic destiny or political suicide? Have we changed the way we deal with that question today?
Featuring live Arabic and contemporary music, an outstanding international cast, a mystical Soothsayer, additional text from Kahil Gibran and John Dryden’s play All for Love, combined with a stellar design team and a beautiful evening setting in the park, we are excited to share this unique production with you."

Saturday, July 5, 2014

"Twelfth Night" interpreted 8/23/14 in Bend

present an interpreted performance for
Shakespeare in the Park, Bend OR

"Twelfth Night"

  by William Shakespeare

Sat. 8/23/14 at 7:00 pm; doors open at 5:00
Drake Park in Bend, OR (click link for directions)
For tickets  in the interpreted section, contact 
 Lay It Out Events at (541) 323-0964 or by email.


from Lay It Out Events:
The Shakespeare in the Park series is one of the benchmark cultural events in Central Oregon. Lay It Out Events and Portland’s Northwest Classical Theatre Company are again bringing the Bard back to Bend and Sunriver for three brilliant performances of Shakespeare’s quintessential comedy: Twelfth Night.
All of the trappings are there: A plucky, young heroine disguised as a boy, mistaken identities, happy marriages, and perhaps the bawdiest joke in all of his plays! Twelfth Night is a comedy that’s not afraid to wear its heart on its sleeve.
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Saturday, June 14, 2014

"Tribes" at Artists Repertory Theatre : Auditions and more

Artists Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.) presents "Tribes," written by Nina Raine, as a part of their upcoming 2014-15 season. More about the play below.

The more immediate information about the production of "Tribes" here in Portland, OR, is that the central character, Billy, is Deaf and A.R.T. is holding open auditions next Tuesday 6/17 and Thursday 6/19 for their 2014-15 season. There will be an interpreter available at the auditions.


AUDITION INFORMATION *check the website for other important information*:
Auditions: June 17, 2014, 9am – 5pm
Auditions: June 19, 10am – 4pm

Please prepare two contrasting monologues. One contemporary and one classical, preferably in rhyming verse, not exceeding 5 min total. 
Bring two copies of your headshot and resume. 
AEA ACTORS
Please email casting@artistsrep.org to schedule a 10 minute audition slot. Note any conflicts you may have with the audition times.

NON-AEA ACTORS
Open call. Audition slots with be assigned on a first come, first serve basis on the day of auditions.

Tribes is "A contemporary drama that centers on Billy, the only deaf member of a competitively comedic and intellectual family. Unsupported by his parents and siblings, he reaches out to the deaf community and learns sign language, creating funny but fierce tensions at home. Billy finally confronts his childhood resentments, while he and his family struggle with the intricacies of language and the human need to belong to a tribe."  The play will run February 3 - March 8, 2015 at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, Oregon.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

"Lizzie" interpreted 6/12/14 at PCS

Portland Center Stage presents
an interpreted performance of the musical


"Lizzie"

DATE/TIME: June 12, 2014 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 128 NW 11th, Portland, OR
TICKETS: $30 with promo code SIGN online or by calling the box office 503-445-3700
INTERPRETERS: Dot Hearn and Dana Walls
SIGN COACH: James Rae

"A rock-show retelling of the bloody legend of America’s favorite ax-wielding double-murderess and Victorian hometown girl. Lizzie Borden, who has become fodder for jump rope rhymes and TV movies of the week, was a Massachusetts woman who was acquitted in 1892 of the ax murders of her father and stepmother, and lived the rest of her life as American’s first infamous tabloid star. But did she really do it? And if so, why?"

The estimated run time is one hour and 45 minutes, including one intermission.





Tuesday, June 3, 2014

ASL Power! Variety Show with Austin Andrews

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...from OAD...

AUSTIN ANDREWS is coming to WSD!!
(Austin from the "Know That?! VLOGS & the "Deaf Ninja" ASL Story)
You can't miss this SURE-TO-BE SPECTACULAR event!!
Open to the Public ~ $5 at the door
Bring your Family & Friends!!
Proceeds go to WSD's ASL Performing Artist Series & OAD (Oregon Association of the Deaf)
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Thursday, May 29, 2014

"Buried Child" interpreted performance 6/5/14

Profile Theatre presents
an interpreted performance of

"Buried Child"
written by Sam Shepard
directed by Adriana Baer



DATE & TIME: June 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm
WHERE: 1515 SW Morrison St., Portland  97205
TICKETS: Online or at the box office 503-242-0080
                $15-30 (see website); other special offers
                 available (see website)
INTERPRETERS: Rich Hall & Dot Hearn

SYNOPSISIn a once-idyllic farmhouse, dark and twisted secrets, long buried, are brought to light by an unexpected arrival. Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, alternately macabre, familiar and darkly funny, is an epic tale of lost family and the return of prodigal sons.

More information about the playwright and the performance at www.ProfileTheatre.org .

Friday, May 2, 2014

"The Last Five Years" - a musical - at PCS

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Portland Center Stage presents
an interpreted performance of


...a musical...

DATE & TIME: Thur 5/15/14 at 7:30 PM

LOCATION:  Portland Center Stage on the Ellen Bye stage at The Armory, 128 NW Eleventh, Portland, OR

TICKETS: $30 with promo code SIGN; you can purchase online or call the Box Office at 503-445-3700

INTERPRETERS: Jayodin Thompson & KT Corlett
SIGN COACH: Justin Coleman




Written and composed by Jason Robert Brown
Directed by Nancy Keystone
An emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in love. The title is not only a reference to their relationship, but also a call to the structure of the play itself, with the element of time folding in on itself and echoing the sometimes disorienting quality of love. Cathy tells her story of the courtship backwards, while Jamie tells his story chronologically. Will these two manage to hold on to their prize?

The estimated run time is 90 minutes with no intermission. As usual with Studio productions, there will be no late seating.
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