Monday, October 31, 2016

"Bright Half Life" interpreted at Profile Theatre

Profile Theatre presents
an interpreted performance of


"Bright Half Life"
by Tanya Barfield


DATE & TIME: Friday 11/4/16 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 1515 SW Morrison, Portland, OR, Morrison stage
TICKETS: $20 for Deaf Community members; $36 full price
INTERPRETERS: Dot Hearn and Kassie Hughes




"Time stops when you meet the love of your life. Vicky and Erica are catapulted through a lifetime of love and heartbreak as they navigate an ever-shifting present. Through courtship, children, marriage, conflict and the whisper of mortality, this kaleidoscopic journey is a stunningly honest depiction of the fortitude and courage it takes to fight for love."








Monday, October 24, 2016

"American Hero" at Artists Repertory Theatre

Artists Repertory Theatre presents
an interpreted performance of


by Bess Wohl
directed by Shawn Lee




LOCATION: 1515 SW Morrison (lower level)
DATE & TIME: Saturday, October 29th at 2:00 pm
TICKETS: request seats with sightlines to the interpreters
INTERPRETERS: Carolyn Brockway and Rich Hall


When the American Dream is dashed, try making a sandwich! A trio of disparate and desperate ‘sandwich artists’ find themselves abandoned by their fast-food franchise and left to their own devices in this utterly amusing and ridiculously believable story of making ends “meat and cheese.” This post-recession, comedic commentary embraces the humor in misery, the creativity in despair, and the ingenuity of the human spirit as this indomitable group bands together to succeed on their own damned terms.
  • Satirical comedy on the pursuit of happiness 
  • NW Premiere
RUN TIME: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. No intermission.



Wednesday, October 19, 2016

"We Hold These Truths" interpreted 10/20

Portland Center Stage
presents an interpreted performance of



DATE: Thursday, October 20th
TIME: 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Portland Center Stage at The Armory
128 NW Eleventh, Portland OR 97209
INTERPRETER: Jayodin Mosher
TICKETS: $30 with promo code SIGN, or call the Box Office 503-445-3700

"As the U.S. joins World War II, Gordon Hirabayashi agonizes over government orders to forcibly remove and mass incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. As he fights to reconcile his country’s betrayal with his passionate belief in the U.S. Constitution, Hirabayashi journeys toward a greater understanding of America’s triumphs — and a confrontation with its failures. Inspired by the true story of University of Washington student, Gordon Hirabayashi. Ryun Yu, who played Hirabayashi at ACT Theatre in Seattle, reprises the role at The Armory."

Run Time: Approximately 90 minutes; no intermission.

Note: Recommended for ages 14 and up. Contains mature language. Children under 6 are not permitted at any PCS production.
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Thursday, October 6, 2016

NW Children's Theater and School 2016-17 season



In case you didn't know, NW Children's Theater and School puts on some awesome plays, which are (duh) family friendly! And you may not know that each play has an interpreted performance! They are doing good work over there at NWCTS - shows for all ages. Really - ages 3 and up!


Check it out. It's fun for everyone. Brief descriptions are below. Click on the individual links for more specific show information; or click on the NWCTS link above for general information.


NWCTS 2016-17 interpreted performances
1819 NW EVERETT STREET, PORTLAND, OREGON 97209
INFO 503-222-2190      BOX OFFICE 503-222-4480



Cat in the Hat   Sat 10/8/ at 10am 
 When the city is wet, and the sun is not sunny, join the Cat in the Hat, for good fun that is funny! Enter a world of magic and mischief as Conrad, Sally, and their very grumpy goldfish follow the Cat in the Hat on an adventure through the limitless imagination of Dr. Seuss!






Rock the Presidents  10/21/16 at 6pm
For hundreds of years, the United States Secret Service has lived up to the name, never divulging the spectacular events they witnessed during their time in the White House... until now. Join NWCT on a multi-media, rock n roll extravaganza through the untold history of the executive branch!







The Wizard of Oz 12/30/16 at Noon
There’s no place like Oz! This holiday season, travel over the rainbow to a magical kingdom filled with munchkins, flying monkeys, witches, and wizards. Join four unlikely friends as they set out to discover wisdom, bravery, courage, and the way home.












Sleeping Beauty 2/11/17 at Noon
The Tale of Sleeping Beauty is one the world’s oldest and most revered fairy tales… and it has just been hijacked by a company of crazy bird puppets. Making their NWCT Mainstage debut, these feathered friends will stop at nothing in their quest to seize the spotlight and re-write history.






Robin Hood  5/6/17 at Noon
Get ready for justice, Sherwood Forest-style! Adventure awaits as Robin, Marion, and company return to cross swords and match wits with the nefarious Sheriff of Nottingham and the evil Prince John in this hilarious, heist-filled, original adaptation!




Saturday, September 24, 2016

2016-17 Interpreted Performances Quick Guide



The short list of interpreted performances for Portland Center Stage (PCS), Artists Repertory Theatre (ART), Profile Theatre (PROF), NW Children's Theatre and School (NWCT), and Portland Community College (PCC). for the 2016-17 season. More information will be posted for individual shows and you can also check on Facebook for Interpreted Performance Events, where I will be adding reviews and photos and updates as they become available.


[Note: Profile Theatre runs on a calendar season rather than the traditional September to June. For this reason, Profile's 2017 season productions through November are shown in this list. Shows for the other theaters next fall will be added in mid-2017.]





SEPTEMBER 


. PCS 9/29/16 LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS


OCTOBER 2016
. ART 10/1 Trevor  
. PROF 10/4  HazardousBeauty *free* staged reading (Tanya Barfield 2016 season)
. NWCT 10/8 10a Cat In The Hat
. PCS 10/20 HOLD THESE TRUTHS [NORTHWEST STORIES]
. NWCT 10/21 6p Rock the Presidents
. ART 10/29 American Hero
NOVEMBER 2016
. PROF 11/4  BrightHalf Life (final production of the 2016 Tanya Barfield season)
. PCC 11/19 Almost, Maine
. PCS 11/17 THE OREGON TRAIL [NORTHWEST STORIES] 


DECEMBER
. PCS 12/22 THE SANTALAND DIARIES
. NWCT 12/30 noon The Wizard of Oz



JANUARY 2017
. 1/29/17  "Blind" - performed at Milagro Theatre as part of Fertile Ground Festival

FEBRUARY
. PCS 2/2/17 ASTORIA [NORTHWEST STORIES]
. PROF 2/10/17 Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue  (part one of the Elliot trilogy; first in the 2017 season)
. NWCT 2/11/17 noon Sleeping Beauty
. PCS 2/23 HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW  

MARCH
. ART 3/4/17 Marjorie Prime
. PROF 3/21 first In Dialogue staged reading of 2017 season; play TBA *free*
. PCC 3/18  In the Heights

APRIL
. ART 4/1 Feathers and Teeth
. PCS 4/13 WILD AND RECKLESS [NORTHWEST STORIES]

MAY
. PCS 5/4/17 MARY’S WEDDING  
. NWCT 5/6/17 noon  Robin Hood
. PROF  5/9/17   In Dialogue staged reading,  play TBA
. PCC 5/13  Love andInformation  
. ART 5/20 The Talented Ones

JUNE
. PCS 6/1/17 CONSTELLATIONS  
. PROF 6/23 26 Miles  

JULY
. PROF  7/18/17    In Dialogue staged reading,  play TBA

OCTOBER 2017 
. PROF 10/17/17   In Dialogue staged reading,  play TBA

NOVEMBER 2017
. PROF 11/10/17 “Water by the Spoonful” *2 of trilogy*

. PROF 11/17/17 “The Happiest Song Plays Last” *3 of trilogy*


2016-17 Interpreted Performances Quick Guide


Below is a short list of the interpreted performances for Portland Center Stage (PCS), Artists Repertory Theatre (ART), Profile Theatre (PROF), and Portland Community College (PCC). for the 2016-17 season. More information will be posted for individual shows and you can also check on Facebook for Interpreted Performance Events, where I will be adding reviews and photos and updates as they become available.

[Note: Profile Theatre runs on a calendar season rather than the traditional September to June. For this reason, Profile's 2017 season productions through November are shown in this list. Shows for the other theaters next fall will be added in mid-2017.



SEPTEMBER 
. PCS 9/29/16 LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS


OCTOBER 2016
. ART 10/1 Trevor  
. PROF 10/4  HazardousBeauty *free* staged reading (Tanya Barfield 2016 season)
. PCS 10/20 HOLD THESE TRUTHS [NORTHWEST STORIES]
. ART 10/29 American Hero
NOVEMBER 2016
. PROF 11/4  BrightHalf Life (final production of the 2016 Tanya Barfield season)
. PCC 11/19 Almost, Maine
. PCS 11/17 THE OREGON TRAIL [NORTHWEST STORIES] 


DECEMBER



JANUARY 2017
. 1/29/17  "Blind" - performed at Milagro Theatre as part of Fertile Ground Festival

FEBRUARY
. PCS 2/2/17 ASTORIA [NORTHWEST STORIES]
. PROF 2/10/17 Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue  (part one of the Elliot trilogy; first in the 2017 season)
. PCS 2/23 HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW  

MARCH
. ART 3/4/17 Marjorie Prime
. PROF 3/21 first In Dialogue staged reading of 2017 season; play TBA *free*
. PCC 3/18  In the Heights

APRIL
. ART 4/1 Feathers and Teeth
. PCS 4/13 WILD AND RECKLESS [NORTHWEST STORIES]

MAY
. PCS 5/4/17 MARY’S WEDDING  
. PROF  5/9/17   In Dialogue staged reading,  play TBA
. PCC 5/13  Love andInformation  
. ART 5/20 The Talented Ones

JUNE
. PCS 6/1/17 CONSTELLATIONS  
. PROF 6/23 26 Miles  

JULY
. PROF  7/18/17    In Dialogue staged reading,  play TBA

OCTOBER 2017 
. PROF 10/17/17   In Dialogue staged reading,  play TBA

NOVEMBER 2017
. PROF 11/10/17 “Water by the Spoonful” *2 of trilogy*

. PROF 11/17/17 “The Happiest Song Plays Last” *3 of trilogy*


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Summary of the Antigone Story

In preparation for viewing "Antigone Project" at Profile Theatre (interpreted performance is on Saturday, September 10th, at 2:00 pm), here is a video of an overview of the original Antigone story. "Antigone Project" is a production of five retellings of the Antigone story. Brush up on your Antigone myth and we'll see you at the theatre this coming Saturday!

Also join us for the pre-show In Dialogue performance at 1:25 pm in the Mezzanine. For this special event, Profile Theatre is proud to be partnering with Blacque Butterfly Presents on the In Dialogue Main Stage events for The Antigone Project: A Play in Five Parts.  We have collaborated to feature a series of local spoken-word artists performing in our lobby prior to each performance of the production.  Mirroring the collection of diverse voices embodied in Antigone Project, the artists are from varied backgrounds, experiences and perspectives, all of which come to bear on the profound and provocative  work that they will be sharing with our audiences. The performers for the In Dialogue event at 1:25 pm (which will be interpreted, as well as the play) will be GG Warren and Anayla Warren-Premsingh.


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