2017-18 Season List

2017-18 Season Pocket Guide

Here is the quick list of plays for the upcoming season. Links will be added to the theatres and the plays. I will also be doing individual ...

Monday, October 9, 2017

reminder: "Every Brilliant Thing" Thur 10/12 at 7:30p

Portland Center Stage at The Armory
presents an interpreted performance of

By Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
[video CC]


DATE & TIME: Thur, Oct 12th at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 128 NW 11th, Portland OR 97209
TICKETS: Order online with promo code SIGN
or call the Box Office 503-445-3700
INTERPRETER: Richard Hall

SUMMARY:
A kid makes a list for his mom. A list of everything worth living for in the world. He needs her to read the list so she doesn’t try to leave the world again. As the kid grows up and experiences more life, more love, and more loss, his list of every brilliant thing gets longer and more vital with each addition. Duncan Macmillan’s play shines hilarious and compassionate light in dark corners of the human condition, and the way in which the creators have constructed the performance is refreshingly theatrical. A reminder that hope is never truly lost, and a testament to the healing power of storytelling.


"Heart-wrenching, hilarious ... possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever see, full stop." ???? —The Guardian


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Reminder: "Fun Home" and NWCT's "Amelia Earhart's first flight"

Reminder about two interpreted performances this week. Both are musicals and both are definitely worth attending!

First up is "Fun Home" at Portland Center Stage at the Armory. The show was almost completely sold out two days ago, so tickets may or may not still be available. But go if you can! 

Fun Home "
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron
Music by Jeanine Tesori



DATE & TIME: Thur. Oct. 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 128 NW 11th, Portland OR 97209
TICKETS: Online with code SIGN,  or call the Box Office at 503-445-3700
INTERPRETERS:  Dot Hearn, Jayodin Mosher, Dana Walls



The second show is "Amelia Earhart's First Flight" with The Starlings at NW Childrens' Theater and School. An entertaining show full of feathers and songs and you may learn a few things about women aviators.



DATE & TIME: Sat. 10/7/17  11:00 AM
LOCATION: 1819 NW Everett Street, Portland OR
TICKETS: Order online, select the pink seats!
INTERPRETERS: Carolyn Brockway and Dot Hearn




Tuesday, September 19, 2017

"Every Brilliant Thing" - interpreted 10/12/17

Portland Center Stage at The Armory
presents
an interpreted performance of

By Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe

DATE & TIME: Thur, Oct 12th at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 128 NW 11th, Portland OR 97209
TICKETS: Order online with promo code SIGN
or call the Box Office 503-445-3700
INTERPRETER: Richard Hall

SUMMARY:
A kid makes a list for his mom. A list of everything worth living for in the world. He needs her to read the list so she doesn’t try to leave the world again. As the kid grows up and experiences more life, more love, and more loss, his list of every brilliant thing gets longer and more vital with each addition. Duncan Macmillan’s play shines hilarious and compassionate light in dark corners of the human condition, and the way in which the creators have constructed the performance is refreshingly theatrical. A reminder that hope is never truly lost, and a testament to the healing power of storytelling.


"Heart-wrenching, hilarious ... possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever see, full stop." ???? —The Guardian


"Amelia Earhart's First Flight" - interpreted 10/7 at 11 AM

NW Children's Theater and School, and
The Starlings Present:
an interpreted performance of

DATE & TIME: Sat. 10/7/17  11:00 AM
LOCATION: 1819 NW Everett Street, Portland OR
TICKETS: Order online, select the pink seats!
INTERPRETERS: Carolyn Brockway and Dot Hearn


SUMMARY:
The Starlings, NWCT’s all-bird, all-puppet acting troupe, return for this imaginative exploration of the airplane. Follow Amelia Earhart on an interactive, puppet-fueled extravaganza as she soars through the history of women in flight from the early airplane to the space program. 

"Fun Home" - interpreted 10/5/17

Portland Center Stage at The Armory
     presents
an interpreted performance of

" Fun Home "
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel
Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron  
Music by Jeanine Tesori


DATE & TIME: Thur. Oct. 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 128 NW 11th, Portland OR 97209
TICKETS: Online with code SIGN,  or call the Box Office at 503-445-3700
INTERPRETERS:  Dot Hearn, Jayodin Mosher, Dana Walls
SUMMARY
Based on Alison Bechdel’s witty and wistful illustrated autobiography of the same name, the Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home ushers us inside Alison’s head — at three different ages — as she struggles to process the chain of childhood events that made her the adult she is today. Growing up in a funeral home as the closeted lesbian daughter of a father with secrets of his own was complicated. But by looking back on her family life, and remembering all the loving, silly, and even shameful moments, she learns to see her parents — and herself — for who they really are. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical of 2015!

Monday, September 11, 2017

2017-18 Season Pocket Guide

Here is the quick list of plays for the upcoming season. Links will be added to the theatres and the plays. I will also be doing individual entries for each play. You can also check in Facebook for the events for the various shows (under my page, Dot Hearn). I will add individual productions to this list as they are scheduled.   updated 10/9/17



The Short List of Interpreted Performances
[note: date links go to the theatre's page for that production]
OCT 2017
____ 10/5  PCS Fun Home 
____ 10/7  NWCT Amelia Earhart's First Flight
____ 10/12 PCS Every Brilliant Thing 

NOV 2017 
____ 11/10 PROF Water by the Spoonful *by Quiara Alegria Hudes*
____ 11/17 PROF Happiest Song Plays Last *by Quiara Alegria Hudes*
____ 11/18  PCC  Pride and Prejudice @ 7 pm
____ 11/19  PCS  Mojada (Sunday)  

DEC 2017 
____ 12/7   PCS  A Christmas Memory  & Winter Song (music)
____ 12/13  PPH  A Christmas Carol (musical)  @ 7 pm
____ 12/21  PCS Twist Your Dickens  
____ 12/22  PPH  A Christmas Carol (musical)    @ 2 pm *matinee*

JAN 2018 
____ 1/24 PPH Weaving Women Together

FEB 2018 
____ 2/8  PCS Astoria Part 2  
____ 2/2  PROF 2.6 Minute Ride  *byLisa Kron*
____ 2/22 PCS Kodachrome 

MARCH 2018 
____ 3/14 PPH Scarlet  (musical)    *collaboration with PHAME and Bitch Media*
____ 3/22 PCS The Magic Play 
____ 3/17 PCC The Laramie Project @ 7 pm

APRIL 2018 
____ 4/19 PCS So We Walked 

MAY 2018 
____ 5/3 PCS  Major Barbara 
____ 5/9 PPH  Fences 
____ 5/19 PCC  [To Be Announced]  @ 7 pm

JUNE 2018 
____ 6/14 PCS   Lady Day 
____ tba  PROF The Secretaries *by The Five Lesbian Brothers*



A few known shows for 2018-19 season.
OCT 2018
____ 10/26 PROF Fire in the Mirror *by Anna Deavere Smith*

DEC 2018
____ tba  PROF  In the Wake *by Lisa Kron*

Spring 2019 dates TBA
____ tba PROF  Lay Me Down Easy *by Anna Deavere Smith*
____ tba PROF  Well *by Lisa Kron*



Key to Theatre Company Abbreviations
PCS   : Portland Center Stage
PROF: Profile Theatre (each show includes link to interpreted play description)
PPH  : Portland Playhouse
PCC  : Portland Community College
NWCT: NW Childrens Theatre and School



T:BA:17 *free* conversation with "Schmerm" creator - interpreted


PICA presents, as a part of T:BA:17
a free special event:

Becca Blackwell
creator & performer of "They, Themself, and Schmerm"
with Shawna Lipton and bart fitzgerald
date & time: Tuesday, September 12th at 12:30 - 1:30 PM
location: PNCA at 511 NW Broadway, Room 107, Portland OR
This public event will be interpreted.

Free Admission
"Becca Blackwell shares insights into the creation of They, Themself, and Schmerm, including themes of gender and transition, strategies of humor, and forms of comedy and personal narrative. In dialogue with TBA Guest Scholar bart fitzgerald and Shawna Lipton, Chair, MA in Critical Studies, Pacific Northwest College of Art."
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"They, Themself, and Schmerm" : Part classic standup comedy special, part teen zine vomit confessional, They, Themself and Schmerm is Becca’s disturbingly hilarious personal tale of being adopted into a Midwestern religious family, trained to be a girl, molested, and plagued by the question, “How do I become a man and do I even want that?” Becca engages in loving confrontation with the audience, asking what it truly means to be authentic in these meat carcasses.