Quick Glance Season List

COVID-19 related update

[update 3/20/2020]  As the US tries to flatten the curve, slow the spread and respond to COVID-19, many people are feeling the impact as th...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Deafinitely Theatre's "Love's Labour's Lost"

While we're waiting out the pandemic to see what the situation is going to look like for theatre and performing arts when we start transitioning out of stricter social distancing guidelines, I will be searching for videos of Deaf performance to share. This seems like a great start, one of Shakespeare's early comedies!

SparkNotes has an online study guide for this play if you want more information.


Deafinitely Theatre's production of Love's Labour's Lost
performed in British Sign Language at The Globe Theatre.

For more information, visit www.deafinitelytheatre.co.uk

deafinitely theatre and shakespeare’s globe present

love’s labour’s lost

by william shakespeare


Presented at Shakespeare's Globe for the World Shakespeare Festival in May 2012, Deafinitely Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe’s production of Love's Labour's Lost then toured the UK as part of the Globe to Globe Festival, in which each of Shakespeare's 37 plays were shown in a different language. By translating the rich, pun-riddled text of Love's Labour's Lost into the physical language of BSL, Deafinitely Theatre created a new interpretation of Shakespeare's comedy, accessible to theatregoers of all backgrounds. This is the first time this has been attempted with a full Shakespeare play.

The court of Navarre: the King and his three Lords vow to stay away from wine, women and luxury; but when the princess and her ladies from France arrive, they begin to change their minds. As each gives in to his affections and breaks his oath, they all try – unsuccessfully - to keep their love secret from each other.

Love’s Labour’s Lost was filmed at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

2019-20 season update (4/2/20)

[update 04/02/2020]  As the US tries to flatten the curve, slow the spread and respond to COVID-19, many people are feeling the impact as there are curfews and gathering bans. Theater and other arts organizations are making difficult decisions or being mandated to close. As of 04/02/2020 it is unknown how long the "stay in" order will last, or when we can begin returning to theatres and movies and soccer matches and more. As of right now, the government has recommended a "stay home" policy through the end of April.

Almost all regular season productions have cancelled. NW Children's Theater and School is actively trying to reschedule Suessical and the Elephant & Piggie Tour, but as of now, any shows in April have been cancelled.

If you already have tickets to any of the interpreted performances, you can check the theatre's website to see how they are handling exchanges, their refund policy in terms of this situation. You may also opt to donate the ticket cost to the theater in most cases - an easy way to help support the theaters who have had to go dark and cancel a large chunk of their seasons.

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

MAY 2020
*cxld* Th 05/07/20   PCS      Howards End
*cxld* Su 05/10/20   STT      The Antipodes
Sa 05/1620   NWCT    Elephant & Piggie’s, We are in a Play – On Tour (Salem 11AM)
*cxld* Sa 05/16/20   PCC      In The Blood (7:00 pm)
Sa 05/16/20   NWCT   Seussical (at noon)
*cxld* M 05/18/20   PCS       Teen Program Spring Showcase - free

JUN 2020
*postponed to next season tba   PROF    By the Way, Meet Vera Stark        
*cxld* Th 06/18/20  PCS       Cambodian Rock Band


*Key to Theater Abbreviations, with links*

CORR   Corrib Theatre
NWCT   Northwest Childrens Theater and School
PCC      Portland Community College, Sylvania
PCS      Portland Center Stage at The Armory
PGMC  Portland Gay Men's Chorus
PPH      Portland Playhouse
PROF   Profile Theatre
STT      Shaking the Tree Theatre

Thursday, March 19, 2020

COVID-19 related update

[update 3/20/2020]  As the US tries to flatten the curve, slow the spread and respond to COVID-19, many people are feeling the impact as there are curfews and gathering bans. Theater and other arts organizations are making difficult decisions or being mandated to close. As of 3/18/2020 it is unknown how long the current level of crisis will last, or when we can begin returning to theatres and movies and soccer matches and more.

Here is an updated list of interpreted performances which are still on the schedule, some cancellations and postponements. I do expect that many of the plays through the rest of the season will be cancelled; but, for now, we wait and see what happens.

MAR 2020
*cxld* Th 03/19/20  PCS      The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
*postponed* Sa 03/21/20  PGMC   Reflections  (8:00 pm)
*postponed*  Su 03/22/20  PGMC   Reflections  (3:00 pm)
*cxld* Th 03/26/20  PCS       9 Parts of Desire
*cxld* Sa 03/28/20  NWCT  Elephant & Piggie’s, We are in a Play – On Tour (Portland 11AM)

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

MAY 2020
Th 05/07/20   PCS      Howards End
*cxld* Su 05/10/20   STT      The Antipodes
Sa 05/1620   NWCT    Elephant & Piggie’s, We are in a Play – On Tour (Salem 11AM)
Sa 05/16/20   PCC      In The Blood (7:00 pm)
Sa 05/16/20   NWCT   Seussical (at noon)
M 05/18/20   PCS       Teen Program Spring Showcase - free

JUN 2020
*postponed*  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
NWCT   Northwest Childrens Theater and School
PCC      Portland Community College, Sylvania
PCS      Portland Center Stage at The Armory
PGMC  Portland Gay Men's Chorus
PPH      Portland Playhouse
PROF   Profile Theatre
STT      Shaking the Tree Theatre

Monday, February 24, 2020

March 2020 Interpreted Performances 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