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Interpreted Shows January-June 2017

Short list of interpreted performances at  Portland Center Stage  ( PCS ),  Artists Repertory Theatre  ( ART ), Profile Theatre  ( PROF...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

"Mary's Wedding" - interpreted 5/4/17

Portland Center Stage at The Armory
an interpreted performance of

By Stephen Massicotte 
Directed by Brandon Woolley

DATE: Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 128 NW Eleventh, Portland OR 97209
               Ellen Bye Studio (lower level)
TICKETS: use promo code SIGN online for discount; 
           or call the Box Office at 503-445-3700
INTERPRETERS: Andrew Weaver and Cheryl Witters
SIGN COACH: Irene Jazowick

When Mary and Charlie unexpectedly find one another sheltering in a barn during a thunderstorm, a tentative love is born. But the year is 1914, and Mary and Charlie must surrender their fates to the uncertainties of their tumultuous times during the First World War. In this award-winning Canadian play, their love story unfolds against the most devastating conflagration of war that the world had yet seen, as the playwright weaves time, dreams and memory together to remind us that the heart is beautifully resilient.

Run Time: Approximately 85 minutes; no intermission.

Note: Recommended for ages 12 and up. Contains some mature language and battle sound effects. An actor in this production will use one tobacco-free herbal cigarette. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

"Spiritrials" - interpreted performance

Boom Arts presents
 an interpreted performance of

written and performed by Dahlak Brathwaite

DATE & TIME: Saturday, April 29th at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: DISJECTA, 8371 N Interstate Ave, Portland OR
TICKETS: $20 ($12 students)  
Interpreter: Dana Walls

Hip Hop and theatre. Two powerful performance forms. Two amazing ways to tell stories. What happens when you put them together? 
Spiritrials is a live hip hop soundtrack, a theatrical meditation on race, religion and the criminal justice system.  
In Spiritrials, commissioned and produced by Oakland’s Youth Speaks and presented by Portland’s own Boom Arts, Los Angeles-based Def Poetry Jam alum Dahlak Brathwaite does just that, touching on issues like racial profiling, religion and faith, addiction and drug policy, criminal justice, and human imperfection through his own personal story. This virtuosic creator/performer, past winner of the Brave New Voices National Poetry Slam, flows seamlessly between rap, song, and storytelling, accompanied by beats and samples spun live from the turntable by DJ Dion Decibels and performing against a backdrop of lush projections by Joan Osato. Mr. Brathwaite’s funny, insightful, poignant, fiercely original creation is a do-not-miss performance experience.  

[Videos from prior performances]


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

"Lauren Weedman Doesn't Live Here Anymore" interpreted 4/20/17

Portland Center Stage
at The Armory presents
an interpreted performance of

written and performed by Lauren Weedman

DATE & TIME: Thur 4/20/17 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 128 NW 11th, Portland OR, main stage
TICKETS: order online with promo code SIGN
      or call the box office 503-445-3700
SIGN COACH: Irene Jazowick

"A World Premiere!

What do you do when your heart is broken? When your world seems to be falling apart, one frustration at a time? Grab a guitar, hitch up your jeans, and sing about it! From the star of HBO’s Looking and The People’s Republic of Portland at The Armory, Lauren Weedman (and her alter ego Tami Lisa) are ready to take you on a journey of heartbreak, laughter and fresh starts. Lauren will be joined by a band of fine musicians; and we’re pretty sure her hair will be bigger than ever. "

Run Time:  Approximately 80 minutes; no intermission.

Note: Recommended for ages 17 and up. Contains mature content, explicit language, strobe-like effects and adult situations. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production.

Monday, April 10, 2017

"Wild & Reckless, A Concert Event" interpreted 4/13/17

Portland Center Stage at The Armory
an interpreted performance of

written and performed by
Blitzen Trapper

DAY & TIME: Thur 4/13/17 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 128 NW 11th Ave, Portland OR
TICKETS: Use promo code SIGN for right price, right seats ($25)
or phone the Box Office 503-445-3700
INTERPRETERS: Rich Hall and Dot Hearn
SIGN COACH: Irene Jazowick

A World Premiere!

Blitzen Trapper mined their lyrical storytelling and Oregonian roots to create a story for the stage that fuses the energy of a rock concert with the imaginative possibility of the theater. Wild and Reckless traces the unforgettable tale of two kids on the run, in a futuristic vision of Portland’s past. Evoking a bygone era of Portland, this sci-fi love story features a rock-and-roll score that pairs unreleased songs with favorites from the band’s catalog, including “Black River Killer” and “Astronaut.” Portland Center Stage at The Armory commissioned Wild and Reckless as the second world premiere in its new “Northwest Stories” series, dedicated to developing and producing stories about, or by artists from, the northwest region.

Run Time: Approximately 85 minutes; no intermission.

Note: Recommended for ages 17 and up. Contains theatrical haze, strobe-like lighting effects, mature content, explicit language and adult situations. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production.

Read a review from The Oregonian/Oregonlive


Sunday, March 26, 2017

ART "Feathers and Teeth" interpreted 4/1 at 2:00

Artists Repertory Theatre presents
an interpreted performance of

By Charise Castro Smith
Directed by Dámaso Rodríguez

DATE: Saturday April 1st at 2:00 pm
WHERE: 1515 SW Morrison St, Portland
on the Morrison (upper) stage
TICKETS: use code ASL for discount community price & right seats,
or call box office 503.241.1278 and
request interpreted section seating
INTERPRETERS: KT Corlett and Dot Hearn

This fairytale concoction of teen angst and devastating loss make for a grisly good time in this crackling new “thrilledy” — a stew of dark comedy, family drama and fantastical carnage. It’s 1978 and 13-year-old Chris is reeling from her mom’s illness and recent death. Throw in dad’s new girlfriend (mom’s ex-nurse!), a few freaky little creatures and the boy next door, and things really get out of hand. Part monster tale and part revenge tragedy, the highly theatrical FEATHERS AND TEETH delivers a meaty exploration of grief and obsession.

•Dark Comedy
•2015 Kilroy List
•NW Premiere

RUN TIME: 90 minutes with no intermission

Short trailer:  [transcript: 70's rock music in the background and splashing sounds; along with creature noises when the pot appears]

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

"In The Heights" interpreted performance

Portland Community College Theatre Arts presents
an interpreted performance of

In the Heights
A Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical
music by Lin-Miguel Miranda
book by Quiara Alegria Hudes

DATE: Saturday, March 18th
TIME: 7:00 pm
LOCATION: PCC Sylvania, Performing Arts Center Theater (PAC)
12000 SW 49th Ave., Portland, OR 97219
TICKETS: General admission $15; students $10.
Due to popularity, recommend purchasing tickets in advance online.
INTERPRETERS: Marie Groshans, Kassie Hughes

“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the music and lyrics based on the book by Quiara Alegría Hudes.

In the Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan. At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, Nina, a childhood friend of Usnavi’s, has returned to the neighborhood from her first year at college with surprising news for her parents, who have spent their life savings on building a better life for their daughter. Ultimately, Usnavi and the residents of the close-knit neighborhood get a dose of what it means to be home.

In foreground, actor Mason Congeyer as Benny surrounded by Lauren Hernandez-Lamont (upper left) as Carla, Brice Schmietenknop (lower left) as Vanessa, Hannah Thorton (middle right) as Daniela and Jade Tate as Nina Rosario.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

"Marjorie Prime" interpreted performance 3/4/17

Artists Repertory Theatre presents
an interpreted performance of

By Jordan Harrison
Directed by Adriana Baer

DATE & TIME: Sat. 3/4/17 at 2:00 pm
LOCATION: 1515 NW Morrison, Portland 97205
On the Alder (lower) Stage
TICKETS: online with code ASL or call 503.241.1278
Interpreters: Rich Hall and Carolyn Brockway

"In this inquisitive new drama, a family grapples with the difference between a life lived and a life remembered as 85-year-old Marjorie struggles to keep hold of her memories and identity, gently assisted by an artificial version of her late husband, Walter. An exploration of aging, memory and technology, MARJORIE PRIME peers into what lies ahead and how our past is rewritten to face today."

- 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama
- Season 4 writer/producer on Orange Is the New Black
- NW Premiere