Tuesday, May 10, 2016

PCC: Tales of the Arabian Nights Part II

Portland Community College
Theatre Arts Department presents
an interpreted performance of

by Mary Zimmerman

Actors in Arabian Nights

Saturday, May 14th at 7:00 pm
PCC Performing Arts Center (PAC), Sylvania Campus
12000 SW 49th Ave., Portland, OR 97219

Interpreters: Marie Groshans and Andrew Weaver

General Admission: $10
Students, PCC Staff, Seniors, Veterans and PCC Alumnae: $8, available at the box office one hour before curtain time of each performance in the PAC lobby, and in the PCC Bookstore

The story:
"A twelve-member cast enacts Scheherazade's tales of love, lust, comedy, and dreams. Scheherazade's cliffhanger stories prevent her husband, the cruel ruler Shahryar, from murdering her, and after 1,001 nights, Shahryar is cured of his madness, and Scheherazade returns to her family. This adaptation offers a wonderful blend of the lesser-known tales from Arabian Nights with the recurring theme of how the magic of storytelling holds the power to change people."
Actors in Arabian Nights

Saturday, April 9, 2016

"Blue Door" at Profile Theatre - interpreted 4/15

Profile Theatre presents
an interpreted performance of

by Tanya Barfield

1515 SW Morrison, Portland, OR
Friday, April 15th at 7:30 pm; pre-show discussion at 7:00 pm
Tickets: call 503.242.0080 to request interpreted section seats
Interpreters: Edwin Cancel and Rich Hall

"Lewis, a highly successful mathematician, has never found himself up against a problem he cannot solve. But underneath his veneer of success lies a soul troubled by questions of personal and cultural identity. On a night of disorienting insomnia, Lewis inadvertently conjures three generations of ancestors and finds he must take in the wholeness of his history and face the life he has chosen. With beautiful songs and haunting imagery, Pulitzer-nominated Blue Door will resonate with anyone who has ever struggled to live with – or escape – the past."

The In Dialogue pre-show presentation at 7:00 pm will also be interpreted. Join us on Friday, April 15th at 7:00 for a presentation by Dr. Anoop Mirpuri, Racial Haunting in an Age of Black Ascension.

"Since the 1980s, the ascension of black people within the professional classes, rather than indicating real progress in the fight for equality, has instead presented a major obstacle for working class and anti-racist struggles against economic and social inequalities that in fact seem to be widening. This presentation explores how black art and performance has both purposefully and unwittingly negotiated this problem that has become a defining feature of social and cultural life in America.

Anoop Mirpuri is Assistant Professor of English and affiliate faculty in Black Studies at Portland State University. He teaches and writes about African American literature, the black radical tradition, and the relation between race, capitalism, and criminalization."

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Important and Timely:"We Are Proud To Present..." - interpreted performance this week

Artists Repertory Theater presents
an interpreted performance of

Written by Jackie Sibblies Drury
Directed by Kevin Jones

Saturday, April 2nd at 2:00 pm
Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison, Portland, OR
on the Morrison Stage (upper level)
Interpreters: Dot Hearn and Dana Walls

Tickets: request seats in the interpreted section (house left) 
Box office 503.241.1278

A multiracial cast of six idealistic actors sets out to improvise a story about the first colonial genocide of the 20th Century in Africa, but get lost in the reality of their undertaking. The unusual presentation, humor and inevitable discomfort of this provocative new play gripped theatre hubs like New York, Chicago, London, Washington D.C. and Seattle with its unique theatrical investigation of prejudice, power and perspective. 
NOTE: *This play uses irony, satire, racially charged language and symbolic violence to examine power, racism and perspective. We recommend this play for patrons 16 and older.*

POST SHOW DISCUSSION - This production is intended to engender conversation. Please join us for facilitated conversation about We Are Proud to Present; the discussion will be interpreted. The facilitator for the discussion following this performance will be Jo Ann Hardesty, President, NAACP Portland.

RUN TIME: 105 minutes. No intermission.

[No spoken dialogue. Background sound: actors drumming on wooden boxes and floor, making rhythmic sounds (eee, haa haa, eee, haa)]

Thursday, March 17, 2016

reminder: "Stupid F***ing Bird" interpreted performance 3/17/16

Portland Center Stage presents
an interpreted performance of

Thursday, March 17th at 7:30 pm
128 NW Eleventh Ave, Portland, OR
Tickets: use promo code SIGN to get right seats at the right price!

Interpreters: Carolyn Brockway and Krista Harmon

In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, award-winning playwright Aaron Posner wages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all: an aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation; a nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist; and everyone discovers just how disappointing growing up can be. Winner of the Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Resident Play and Outstanding New Play or Musical.

Note: Stupid F***ing Bird is recommended for ages 16+. Contains mature language (surprise!) and content, fleeting nudity, fog, loaded guns and theater people. Children under 6 are not permitted at any PCS production.

Cymaspace Arts & Accessibility Showcase Gala 2016

"A celebration of the future of inclusive cultural events brought to you by CymaSpace."

To mark the beginning of our third year, CymaSpace is pleased to announce a spectacular showcase of our major accomplishments, in an inaugural fundraiser celebration, and you're invited!

Sunday, May 29th 2015 from 5:30 - 8:30pm.

We have a very limited number of tickets available, reserve yours early and receive a special discounted price. 

Interested in the benefits of being a sponsor? Please download our Sponsor EPK

CymaSpace is a Portland, OR based non-profit that focuses on making cultural events inclusive for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. We develop art and performances that largely feature the synergy of sound, light, and vibration - some of which have been featured on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show, in the Oregon Museum Science and Industry (OMSI), and the Portland Winter Light Festival.

CymaSpace was founded by Myles de Bastion, because as a musician and visual interaction designer who also happens to be Deaf, he experienced first-hand the challenge of participating in a world, that for most part takes for granted the accessibility of sound.

CymaSpace serves to create bridges between the Deaf and the Hearing in a positive way that open doors for underserved minorities, changes misconceptions about Deafness and is striving to make a real, socio-economic difference. Through our work, we show that by lowering barriers that prevent equal access to art and culture, everyone benefits.
CymaSpace is an entirely volunteer-run organization that consists of a thriving community of engineers, artists and forward-thinking partnering organizations who are pioneering the next generation of accessibility, as it pertains to arts and cultural events.

A CymaSpace event is something that needs to be experienced first-hand, all art technology and modern accessibility implementations are developed in-house and cannot be not readily found anywhere else. Whether you are Hearing, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, young or old, all of your senses will be engaged!

Guests will be treated not only to complimentary food, drinks, and their very own sound-reactive LED bracelet, but an opportunity to interact with our featured artist works, close up and made personal.

Play a sound-reactive LED piano, experience what sound really “feels” and “looks” like, witness an immersive fusion of American Sign Language with performance art, and use hands-on musical vibration to create beautifully marbled Cymatic paintings. These are just some of the activities that will be available to all guests.

We hope this invite leaves you intrigued, and you should be, this is what the future of inclusive arts and culture looks (feels and sounds) like and you’re invited!

Save the date, this special multi-sensory, multi-disciplinary event will take place on Sunday, May 29th 2015 from 5:30 - 8:30pm at 931 SE 6th Ave, Portland OR 97214.

*ASL interpreters will be provided

Inquiries about this event and reservation requests can be directed to:
info@cymaspace.org | 971 319-4954 | 931 SE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

Thursday, March 10, 2016

reminder: "Each and Every Thing" interpreted at PCS tonight

Portland Center Stage presents
an interpreted performance of

Written and performed by Dan Hoyle

Date and time: Thursday, March 10th at 7:30 pm
Interpreted by Dot Hearn and Kassie Hughes
Tickets: purchase online with promo code SIGN for discounted tickets; 
or call the box office 503-445-3700

"The newest solo show from award-winning actor/playwright Dan Hoyle (The Real Americans) is about how we experience the world in the digital age. From a showdown with a violent felon in small-town Nebraska, to a childhood listening to anti-conformist rants in San Francisco; from the hard-scrabble corner boys of Chicago to the intellectual temple of Calcutta’s famed coffeehouse; from a Digital Detox retreat in remote Northern California to an intimate confession in Manhattan, we join Dan in his search for true community, spontaneity and wonder in our fractured, hyper-connected world."

Run Time: Approximately 80 minutes; no intermission.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

reminder: "Breaking Rank" interpreted performance

Well Arts Institute
In Partnership with Returning Veteran’s Project
and Wise Counsel and Comfort
present an interpreted performance of

Saturday, February 27th at 2:00 pm
at Milagro (Miracle) Theatre
525 SE Stark, Portland OR

Interpreters: Carolyn Brockway and Dot Hearn
Tickets: $15 regular; $10 students and seniors

Five local women veterans share their stories of breaking barriers and overcoming odds. 

The play will explore the experiences of women in the U.S. Armed Forces: some have survived tours of duty in combat zones, some cope with military sexual trauma, all of them share what it was for them to be living and working in  a male dominated environment.