Quick Glance Season List

2019-20 Season Interpreted Performances

Here is a quick list of interpreted performance dates for  the 2019-20 season at several Portland OR theaters. The show title links to the...

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

11/14/19 "Redwood" interpreted at PCS

Portland Center Stage at The Armory
presents
an interpreted performance of
by Brittany K. Allen

Ancestry.com gone wrong.
A story with dancing, DNA, and dark truths.



DATE & TIME: Thur Nov 14 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 128 NW Eleventh Ave, Portland OR
TICKETS: use promo code SIGN online for $5 off
 - or call the Box Office 503-445-3700; 
also check out the Ticket Specials page
INTERPRETERS: Rich Hall and Laurielle Middleton-Aviles

A World Premiere!
"A BEAUTIFUL, HUMOR-FILLED EXCAVATION OF OUR SHARED HISTORY.
When a hip hop lovin' uncle obsessed with Ancestry.com starts digging into the past, an interracial couple finds that they have a lot more (and a lot less) in common than they thought. Filled with comedy, wit, and dance, this singular American story is about learning to live and love in a present that's overpopulated with ghosts."
 




Thursday, October 17, 2019

October - second half interpreted performances

Interpreted plays for the second half of October 2019 - many excellent options to choose from! The quick list title links to the theatre's production page for that show.

Thu  10/17/19   Macbeth  - Portland Center Stage 7:30 pm [*only 2 tickets left*
Sun  10/20/19   Orlando - Pacific University  2:00 pm
Sun  10/20/19   Bakkhai  - Shaking the Tree 5:30 pm
Fri    10/25/19   The Baltimore Waltz  - Profile Theatre at Image 7:30 pm
Thu  10/31/19   Women of Will  - Portland Playhouse 7:30 pm



★    ★    ★ 
The title for each of the plays below links to the Facebook event page, which contains additional information, such as photos, reviews, videos, tickets, interpreters, and more.

Thu  10/17/19   Macbeth  - Portland Center Stage 7:30 pm
"Shakespeare’s infamous tale of political gluttony and supernatural vengeance finds refreshing new life in this piercing, stripped-down adaptation that creates a taut, contemporary thrill ride. Three women tackle all the roles. Perennially relevant and breathtaking, Macbeth is a drama that demands to be seen — whether it’s your first or five hundredth time."


Sun  10/20/19   Orlando - Pacific University  2:00 pm
"Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando is the sexy, ever-surprising epic of a life that spans centuries, shifts genders, and defies labels. Adapted for the stage by Sarah Ruhl, a brilliant contemporary playwright." *Free* for students.




Sun  10/20/19   Bakkhai  - Shaking the Tree 5:30 pm
“Euripides was a playwright of the fifth century BC who reinvented Greek tragedy, setting it on a path that leads straight to reality TV. His plays broke all the rules, upended convention and outraged conservative critics. The Bakkhai is his most subversive play, telling the story of a man who cannot admit he would rather live in the skin of a woman, and a god who seems to combine all sexualities into a single ruinous demand for adoration. Dionysus is the god of intoxication. Once you fall under his influence, there is no telling where you will end up.”





Fri    10/25/19   The Baltimore Waltz  - Profile Theatre at Imago 7:30 pm
"Paula Vogel’s fantastical satire takes us on a whirlwind odyssey through Paris, Amsterdam, Munich and Vienna, and is part heartfelt tribute, part political indictment written at the height of the AIDS crisis."




Thu  10/31/19   Women of Will  - Portland Playhouse 7:30 pm
"Part masterclass / part performance: Funny, fierce, deep and accessible, Women of Will is the bonus content to Shakespeare’s plays that you have been searching for. Join master Shakespearean actor/dramaturg, Tina Packer as she conjures up and deconstructs William Shakespeare’s most famous female characters."

Sunday, September 29, 2019

reminder: October 2019 interpreted performances

There are many interpreted plays in October 2019, so I decided to post one reminder for all of them. The quick list first, then more information for each play below. The quick list title links to the theatre's production page for that show.

Sat   10/05/19   Eclipsed  - Corrib Theatre 7:30 pm
Sat   10/05/19   How I Became a Pirate - NW Children's Theater 11:00 am
Sun  10/06/19   Welcome to Zion  *free* - LineStorm & Broadway Rose 7:30 pm
Wed 10/09/19   The Wolves - Portland Playhouse  7:30 pm
Thu  10/17/19   Macbeth  - Portland Center Stage 7:30 pm
Sun  10/20/19   Orlando - Pacific University  2:00 pm
Sun  10/20/19   Bakkhai  - Shaking the Tree 5:30 pm
Fri    10/25/19   The Baltimore Waltz  - Profile Theatre at Image 7:30 pm
Thu  10/31/19   Women of Will  - Portland Playhouse 7:30 pm



★    ★    ★ 

The title for each of the plays below links to the Facebook event page, which contains additional information, such as photos, reviews, videos, tickets, interpreters, and more.


Sat   10/05/19   Eclipsed  - Corrib Theatre 7:30 pm
"Nobody wants these women.
In a Magdalene Laundry in Ireland, where the nuns regard them as mindless vessels of evil and their infants are forcibly put up for adoption, a group of young unwed Irish mothers struggle, resist, and strive to overcome the onerous conditions imposed on them. Based on true accounts and written by an ex-nun who worked there, it’s a story of both pain and hope. Opened in the late 1800s, the last Magdalene Laundry didn’t close until 1996."


Sat   10/05/19   How I Became a Pirate - NW Children's Theater 11:00 am
"Avast, ye mateys! Set sail on a high-seas adventure with a motley crew of bumbling pirates as the fearsome Captain Braid Beard lands at a quiet family vacation spot in search of an expert digger to join the crew. This slapstick swashbuckler will delight children, parents, and every pirate-at-heart." *important ticket information on the Facebook event page*


Sun  10/06/19   Welcome to Zion  *free* - LineStorm & Broadway Rose 7:30 pm
"The teen suicide rate in Utah has been rising exponentially in the last decade, especially among LGBTQ+ youth. WELCOME TO ZION follows one Mormon family who, upon learning their son is gay, must try to reconcile this new reality with the beliefs that form the foundation of their faith."



Wed 10/09/19   The Wolves - Portland Playhouse  7:30 pm
"From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, a girls' soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals."




Thu  10/17/19   Macbeth  - Portland Center Stage 7:30 pm
"Shakespeare’s infamous tale of political gluttony and supernatural vengeance finds refreshing new life in this piercing, stripped-down adaptation that creates a taut, contemporary thrill ride. Three women tackle all the roles. Perennially relevant and breathtaking, Macbeth is a drama that demands to be seen — whether it’s your first or five hundredth time."



Sun  10/20/19   Orlando - Pacific University  2:00 pm
"Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando is the sexy, ever-surprising epic of a life that spans centuries, shifts genders, and defies labels. Adapted for the stage by Sarah Ruhl, a brilliant contemporary playwright." *Free* for students.






Sun  10/20/19   Bakkhai  - Shaking the Tree 5:30 pm
“Euripides was a playwright of the fifth century BC who reinvented Greek tragedy, setting it on a path that leads straight to reality TV. His plays broke all the rules, upended convention and outraged conservative critics. The Bakkhai is his most subversive play, telling the story of a man who cannot admit he would rather live in the skin of a woman, and a god who seems to combine all sexualities into a single ruinous demand for adoration. Dionysus is the god of intoxication. Once you fall under his influence, there is no telling where you will end up.”





 Fri    10/25/19   The Baltimore Waltz  - Profile Theatre at Image 7:30 pm
"Paula Vogel’s fantastical satire takes us on a whirlwind odyssey through Paris, Amsterdam, Munich and Vienna, and is part heartfelt tribute, part political indictment written at the height of the AIDS crisis."






Thu  10/31/19   Women of Will  - Portland Playhouse 7:30 pm
"Part masterclass / part performance: Funny, fierce, deep and accessible, Women of Will is the bonus content to Shakespeare’s plays that you have been searching for. Join master Shakespearean actor/dramaturg, Tina Packer as she conjures up and deconstructs William Shakespeare’s most famous female characters."


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

2019-20 Season Interpreted Performances

Here is a quick list of interpreted performance dates for  the 2019-20 season at several Portland OR theaters. The show title links to the specific production page (when available). Below the season is a key to the theatre abbreviations. Check back for updates. You can also follow Performing Arts Interpreting Alliance on Facebook and/or Instagram for additional information, insights, play reviews, and more. (Last updated 9/17/19)

SEPT 2019
Th 09/19/19   PCS    In the Heights

OCT 2019
Sa 10/05/19   CORR  Eclipsed      
Sa 10/05/19   NWCT  How I Became a Pirate (11 am)
Su 10/06/19   LINE   Welcome to Zion  *free*
W  10/09/19   PPH    The Wolves    
Th 10/17/19   PCS     Macbeth    
Su 10/20/19   PacU    Orlando (2:00 pm)
Su 10/20/19   STT      Bakkhai  (5:30 pm)
Fr 10/25/19    PROF   The Baltimore Waltz  
Th 10/31/19   PPH     Women of Will  

NOV 2019
Th 11/14/91   PCS      Redwood      
 Sa 11/23/19   PCC     Dracula  (7:00 pm)

DEC 2019
Sa 12/11/19    PPH       A Christmas Carol (2:00 pm)  
W 12/14/19    PPH       A Christmas Carol (7:00 pm)  
Th 12/19/19   NWCT   Matilda, the Musical (at noon)
Th 12/19/19    PCS      Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley

JAN 2020
Th 01/16/20   PCS       Hedwig and the Angry Inch  
Fr 01/24/20    PROF    Sweat    
Th 01/30/20   LINE     *free*  Fertile Ground lunchtime concert readings. *1/30-2/9 a different new play will be presented each day at 12-1:30 pm*

FEB 2020
Su 02/01/20  LINE    *free* Fertile Ground readings continue [12-1:30p]
Th 02/06/20  PCS       School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play
Sa 02/22/20  NWCT    Jungle Book  (noon)
Sa 02/22/20  CORR    James X  
Fr 02/28/20   PROF    Indecent        

MAR 2020
W 03/04/20   PPH      Pipeline  
Sa 3/14/20    PCC      Our Town  (7:00 pm)
Su 3/15/20    PacU     This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing  (2:00 pm)
Th 03/19/20  PCS      The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time  
Th 03/26/20  PCS       9 Parts of Desire

APR 2020
Sa 04/18/20  CORR    Kissing the Witch  
W 04/22/20   PPH      Thurgood   

MAY 2020
Th 05/07/20   PCS       Howards End
(early May)    PCC      production to be announced (7:00 pm)
Sa 05/16/20   NWCT   Seussical (at noon)
(maybe 5/20)  STT      The Antipodes

JUN 2020
Fr 06/05/20   PROF     By the Way, Meet Vera Stark        
Th 06/18/20  PCS        Cambodian Rock Band


*Key to Theater Abbreviations, with links*

CORR   Corrib Theatre
LINE     LineStorm Playwrights
NWCT   Northwest Childrens Theater and School
PacU     Pacific University
PCC      Portland Community College, Sylvania
PCS      Portland Center Stage at The Armory
PPH      Portland Playhouse
PROF   Profile Theatre
STT      Shaking the Tree Theatre

Sunday, August 25, 2019

"Hamlet" [Clever Enough] interpreted 9/5/19

Clever Enough presents
an interpreted performance of


Hamlet
by William Shakespeare

There will be blood




DATE & TIME: Thur Sept 5 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Chapel Theatre,4107 SE Harrison St, Milwaukie TICKETS: $15 (available online
INTERPRETERS: Dana Walls & Kassie Hughes


"Clever Enough proudly announces their second show: Hamlet by William Shakespeare. This production will, among other things, challenge the viewers into seeing the often overlooked aspects of this masterfully written play. A lot of attention is being placed on Fortinbras since he is so often cut out of productions and films altogether. This production is making a point to demonstrate how politics and deeply rooted family violence and betrayal are intertwined--the personal is political. Hamlet is a character with the sins of the father on him, but he’s got other things on his plate. Besides, Norway and the imperialism done in the past is old news and nothing to worry about.

…Or is it?

Meanwhile this production will not be shy about inspiring much deserved sympathy and admiration for Ophelia, Laertes and Gertrude by embracing their depth and heart. Furthermore, Clever Enough aims to remind the audience that while Hamlet is the hero of the play… he’s still human. And human beings can be cold sometimes. What’s more interesting: portraying this story as cut and dry, or delving into the grey areas of it with the intention of inspiring critical thinking? We think it’s the latter. "

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

"They've Turned Off the Water" Sun 7/14 at 5pm



by Dan Kitrosser


FREE!!

Sunday, July 14th @ 5p.m.
Beulahland Coffee and Alehouse, 118 NE 28th Ave., Portland, OR
Interpreters: Dot Hearn and Kassie Hughes

Synopsis:
A new play about a raucous descent into madness, because of climate change and the short lifespan of women's acting careers.

Cast:
Alissa Jessup as Lulu
Dan Kitrosser as Esther
Jordan Siegel as "THE HUNK"

Playwright:
Dan Kitrosser is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and storyteller. He is the founding Artistic Director of Writopia Lab’s Worldwide Plays Festival, a festival of plays written by teens and tweens from around the country. Fellowships: Sundance Screenwriting Fellow, TimeWarner 150 Fellow, Harold and Mimi Steinberg Fellow for Playwriting.

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Reminder
Profile Theatre presents
an interpreted performance of
written by Anna Deavere Smith
*performed at Portland Playhouse*

DATE & TIME: Fri 5/31/19 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION:  This is a Profile Theatre production, which is being performed at
                        *Portland Playhouse* 602 NE Prescott, Portland 97211
TICKETS: $20 by selecting "ASL tickets" if purchasing online
INTERPRETERS: Dot Hearn and Kassie Hughes
"In this theater piece constructed from verbatim interview transcripts, Anna Deavere Smith examines the miracle of human resilience through the lens of the national debate on health care. Drawn from in-person interviews, Smith creates an indelible gallery of 20 individuals, known and unknown—from a rodeo bull rider and a World Heavyweight boxing champion to a New Orleans doctor during Hurricane Katrina, as well as former Texas Governor Ann Richards, cyclist Lance Armstrong, film critic Joel Siegel, and supermodel Lauren Hutton. A work of emotional brilliance and political substance from one of the treasures of the American theater. Originally created as a one-person show, the Profile Theatre production will feature the same six-person cast performing Lisa Kron’s Well."

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

reminder: "Dorothy's Dictionary" *free* staged reading

LineStorm Playwrights
in association with Lakewood Center for the Arts
presents

by E.M. Lewis

Tickets: FREE - reservation requested
Date & Time: Wednesday, May 29th at 7:30 pm 
Location: Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S State St., Lake Oswego 97034
Interpreters: Dot Hearn and Kassie Hughes

Synopsis:
In this intimate two-character play -- a new work in progress by E. M. Lewis -- Zan is forced to choose between community service and juvenile detention after a violent incident in his high school. He picks community service. But when he's assigned to read to Dorothy, a librarian who has just entered hospice care, neither of them is sure he's made the right decision. Between difficult conversations and battles over books, they build an unbreakable bond.

Playwright:
E. M. Lewis is an award-winning playwright, teacher, and opera librettist. Her work has been produced around the world and has been published by Samuel French.

DOROTHY'S DICTIONARY is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

reminder: Profile Theatre's "Well" interpreted Fri 5/24

Reminder
Profile Theatre presents
an interpreted performance of
"Well"
written by Lisa Kron
*performed at Portland Playhouse*


DATE & TIME: Fri 5/24/19 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: *Portland Playhouse* 602 NE Prescott, Portland 97211
TICKETS: $20 by selecting "ASL tickets" if purchasing online
INTERPRETERS: Dot Hearn and Kassie Hughes

"In the opening moments of this Tony-nominated Best Play on Broadway, Lisa Kron assures us this play is not about her mother and her. But, of course, it is about her mother, and her mother’s extraordinary ability to heal a changing neighborhood, despite her inability to heal herself. In this self-professed solo show with people in it, Kron asks the provocative question: Do we create our own illness? The answers she gets are much more complicated than she bargained for as the play spins dangerously out of control into riotously funny and unexpected territory."
"Well" runs in repertory on alternating days with "Let Me Down Easy," which will be interpreted on Friday, May 31st, at 7:30 pm. See the same cast in the production written by Anna Deavere Smith, which is "...the miracle of human resilience through the lens of the national debate on health care." For more information or tickets for "Let Me Down Easy," go here.


Monday, May 13, 2019

"Jesus Christ Superstar" Interpreted 5/18 at 7:00 pm

Portland Community College presents
an interpreted performance of


music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
lyrics by Tim Rice


DATE & TIME: Saturday May 18th at 7:00 pm
LOCATION: PCC Sylvania Performing Arts Center
                      12000 SW 49th Ave. Portland, OR 97219
TICKETS:  available at the door or online
                    $20 General admission
                    $15 PCC staff, students, veterans, seniors
                    $12.50 Groups of 10 or more
INTERPRETERS: Marie Groshans and Dylan Mata-Lovato


"Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of biblical Jesus in the final days leading up to his crucifixion. A rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, the musical has no spoken dialogue and is sometimes considered a modern rock-opera. Loosely based on the Gospels, Superstar focuses on the personal conflicts between Jesus, his disciples, the people of Israel, and the leadership of Rome. Special attention is played to the relationship between Judas Iscariot and Jesus, as well as Jesus relationship with Mary Magdalene. The musical is unique among biblical retellings in that it focuses on both Judas struggle making the decision to betray Jesus and Jesus human psychology, fear, and anger in understanding and accepting his role as both leader and martyr. The show is a product of its era, permeated with 1970s rock, gospel, folk and funk themes, modern language and colloquialisms, and high-energy dance numbers."

Ages: we suggest that children under 12 be accompanied by adults.

Running time: roughly 2 1/2 hours, including intermission.

Accessibility needs: if you have accessibility needs (for reserving seats for wheelchairs and their guests, require hearing devices, or other accessibility needs), please call 971-722-4949 and leave your name and number and our volunteer box office staff will get back to you as soon as we’re able.