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...

Monday, February 24, 2020

March 2020 Interpreted Performance Summary


MARCH 2020 Interpreted Performances - the short list. Click the links for more information!






W 03/04/20   PPH      Pipeline  








Fr 03/13/20   PacU     This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing






Sa 03/14/20   PCC      Our Town  (7:00 pm)








Th 03/19/20  PCS      The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time




Sa 03/21/20  PGMC   Reflections  
(8:00 pm)
Su 03/22/20  PGMC   Reflections
(3:00 pm)









Th 03/26/20  PCS       9 Parts of Desire




Sa 03/28/20  NWCT  Elephant & Piggie’s, We are in a Play – On Tour 
(Portland 11AM)







*Key to Theater Abbreviations*

NWCT   Northwest Childrens Theater and School
PacU     Pacific University
PCC      Portland Community College, Sylvania
PCS      Portland Center Stage at The Armory
PGMC  Portland Gay Men's Chorus
PPH      Portland Playhouse








Thursday, February 20, 2020

Sat 2/22: "James X" interpreted

Corrib Theatre presents
an interpreted performance of



by Gerard Mannix Flynn
Directed by Gemma Whelan 
Performed by Darius Pierce


DATE: Sat 2/22/20 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: New Expressive Works 810 SE Belmont, Portland OR
TICKETS: code AFA for discount at corribtheatre.org; tickets also available at the door
INTERPRETER: Dot Hearn




Confronting Church and State. 

Plaintiff James X confronts the defendants, Church and State, for injustices they perpetrated throughout his childhood. While awaiting his trial, James examines his confidential state files compiled over the previous 45 years, and takes us on a journey through the schools, courts, health boards, industrial schools, psychiatric hospitals and prisons. It is part of the secret history of Ireland in the last century.







Tuesday, February 18, 2020

BARDO | Delicate Fish - interpreted 2/28/2020

*posted at performers' request; any questions or for additional information, contact the performers at links provided below*
BARDO | Delicate Fish
February 27 - March 7, 2020 at Shaking The Tree Theatre
Friday Feb 28th includes ASL interpretation

Portland, OR - In the stall of winter, two solo pieces, “BARDO”, a dance theater piece by Lyra Butler-Denman, and “Delicate Fish”, a dance piece by Jess Evans, are presented alongside and in communication with one another. 

To die is a process whose edges are feathered in all directions. 
To grieve is to feel love that has nowhere to go. 
To heal is to touch with love that which was previously touched by fear. 

BARDO - A conversation and a conjuring, BARDO embodies the transition states of dying, of grieving, of a relationship moving from the physical plane to existing, maybe (we hope), somewhere else. It reckons with the lack of guideposts, the emptiness and loneliness after a death, and with the active process of filling that space, of making a map where there is none. Trailer here
(BARDO is approximately 80 minutes long and includes an original score by Ahmond
Delicate Fish - An offering of dance to call in an ocean of tenderness. Trailer here
(Delicate Fish is 30 minutes long with music design by D.L. Frazer)

When: February 27, 28 (ASL), 29 & March 5, 6, 7 @ 7:30
Where: Shaking The Tree Theater
823 SE Grant St, Portland

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

LineStorm Playwrights at Fertile Ground

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LineStorm Playwrights present a *free* and *interpreted* reading of a new play every day of Fertile Ground. Yes, beginning January 30th and continuing through February 9th, there is a reading of a different new script. The readings begin at noon, except the two Sunday readings are at 6:00 pm.

All of the readings are at Chapel Theatre. See the poster for the script and playwright(s) presented each day, as well as theatre address.

This Facebook event page also contains a link to each play's listing on the Fertile Ground online schedule on the discussion tab.

See and support new theater by local playwrights, performed by local actors.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Jan and Feb interpreted dates


This is a quick recap of some interpreted performances happening in the beginning of the new year, the new decade. More information about individual shows will be posted soon. But, for now, an updated overview. There have been several additions since the original posting.

To see the rest of this season's offerings as of 1/08/2020, click here.

JAN 2020
Sa 01/11/20   benefit   Home: Songs for the Border  benefit concert
Mo 01/13/20  PCS     "Visions & Voices Winter Showcase" - free
Th 01/16/20   PCS       Hedwig and the Angry Inch  
Fr 01/24/20    PROF    Sweat    
Th 01/30-31   LINE     *free* Fertile Ground lunchtime concert readings. *1/30-2/9 a different new play will be presented each day Mon-Sat 12-1:30 pm; Sun 6-7:30 pm at Chapel Theatre*

FEB 2020
Su 02/01-09  LINE    *free* Fertile Ground readings continue [12-1:30p Mon-Sat; 6-7:30p Sun]
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  


*Key to Theater Abbreviations, with links*

CORR  Corrib Theatre
LINE     LineStorm Playwrights
NWCT  Northwest Childrens Theater and School
PCS     Portland Center Stage at The Armory
PROF  Profile Theatre

Saturday, December 14, 2019

12/19/19 "Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley" interpreted

Portland Center Stage at The Armory
presents
an interpreted performance of

Written by Lauren Gunderson & Margot Melcon
Directed by Marissa Wolf

DATE & TIME: Thu 12/19/19 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 128 NW Eleventh Ave, Portland OR 97209
TICKETS: Use promo code SIGN to see where the reserved seats are located and 
to receive $5 off the ticket price. Also check out the Ticket Specials for other potential discounts. 
Box Office 503-445-3700
INTERPRETERS: Rich Hall and Sarah Hewlett


Delicious as a mug of frothy eggnog, meet your new favorite holiday classic!

Middle sister Mary finally takes center stage in this charming and clever sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. While happy in the company of books and her piano, Mary has grown tired of her role as the dutiful daughter. When the Bennet sisters gather at the home of Lizzy and Darcy for the holidays, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and perhaps even love. Blending modern wit and period style, this enchanting romantic comedy promises to delight Austen aficionados and newcomers alike.

Approximately 2 hours, including one intermission.

Recommended for ages 10 and up. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production at The Armory.


Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley from Portland Center Stage on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

A Christmas Carol *2 interpreted dates*

Portland Playhouse presents
two interpreted performances of


By Charles Dickens

DATES & TIMES: Wed Dec 11 at 7:00 pm
and Sat Dec 14 at 2:00 pm
LOCATION: 602 NE Prescott, Portland 97211
TICKETS: Choose ASL ticket ($25) so the theater knows to save you a seat
with sightlines to the interpreters. Get yours before they're gone!
INTERPRETERS: Dot Hearn and Kassie Hughes
"Join Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghostly spirits who visit on Christmas Eve to guide the grumpy miser through a redemptive and transformative journey towards friendship and love. The traditional ghost story surprisingly staged and contemporarily cast. Hopeful, musical, and, above all, fun!" Run time: Approximately 2 hours including one 15 minute intermission.
 "A Christmas Carol" Written by Charles Dickens Adaptation and Original Lyrics by Rick Lombardo Original Music by Anna Lackaff and Rick Lombardo Music Arrangements by Anna Lackaff Directed by Brian Weaver

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."