Quick list of ASL interpreted performances

2023-24 season Theatrical signed performances [updated 7/16/24]

A quick list of signed performance dates for the 2023-24 theater season. Check back for updates, as new plays, concerts, readings, and so on...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

"Blood Knot" - interpreted performance

Profile Theatre presents an interpreted performance of

written by Athol Fugard

Interpreted performance: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Location: Profile Theatre, 3430 SE Belmont, Portland, OR
Tickets: $30. You can order online or by calling the box office at 503-242-0080 (v).
Interpreters: Rich Hall and Dot Hearn

Join us for this powerful, socially resonant two-character story,
told with humor and humanity,
of blood ties, the experience of race, and the forces of apartheid.

"Brothers Zach and Morris live together in a one-room shack in Port Elizabeth’s black housing slum, unable to escape until enough money is saved from Zach’s job guarding the entrance of a Whites Only park from non-white children. As light-skinned Morris tries desperately to hold on to his only family, he inadvertently creates a chasm that might never close, forcing dark-skinned Zach to ask the most dangerous question: Is love only skin deep?"

Thursday, February 21, 2013

PCS: "The Whipping Man" 3/14/13 (trailer w transcript)

The next interpreted performance at Portland Center Stage will be "The Whipping Man" at 7:30 pm on March 14th on the Main Stage. (Note: This play will have three interpreters: Rich Hall, Jayodin Mosher, Dot Hearn.)

More information to come. But, for now, here is the trailer for the play, with a transcription below.

The Whipping Man Trailer from Portland Center Stage on Vimeo.

[Slow music, old negro spiritual] ...go down, Moses, way down in Egypt land, and tell old Pharaoh, let my people go... [singing fades when soldier appears; music continues in background]
"Badly wounded Jewish confederate soldier, Caleb Deleon, returns home full of secrets, to a tattered Richmond at war's end. He finds that his family has fled. And finding what's remaining in the Deleon mansion, are two former slaves, raised by his family as Jews. As they struggle to comprehend their new liberties, the three men unite to celebrate Passover and discover a tangle of secrets which tie them together.  Secrets which may ultimately cost each man his freedom."
[music, singing continues] ...when Israel was in Egypt land, let my people go. [End]

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Oregon Shakespeare Festival: 2013 Interpreted Performances

In case you don't know, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is in southern Oregon, in the beautiful town of Ashland. Go for the theater, the community, the scenery, the fresh outdoors. It's a great place to visit and OSF puts on excellent plays with very talented interpreters and skilled sign coaches.

Another great fact about interpreted performances at OSF is that they have three or four interpreted performances of different plays in one weekend. What a great opportunity to take a long weekend trip and soak in accessible theater.

In addition to interpreted performances, OSF also provides open captions of some plays as well; click on this accessibility link for more information.

You also may not know that Deaf actor, Howie Seago, works at OSF. This season he is performing in both Robin Hood and Cymbeline. And if you look at the interpreted performance list below, you will notice that the weekend of July 12 - 14, both of those plays are being interpreted. Make it a date to watch Howie perform and see all three plays interpreted. Fun!

Here are the interpreted dates for 2013:


King Lear  April 25, 8:00 pm
Two Trains Running  April 26, 8:00 pm
The Taming of the Shrew  April 27, 8:00 pm

The Heart of Robin Hood  July 12, 8:00 pm
My Fair Lady  July 13, 8:00 pm
Cymbeline  July 14,  8:00 pm

My Fair Lady  Sept. 26, 1:30pm
A Streetcar Named Desire  Sept. 26, 8:00pm
A Midsummer Night’s Dream  Sept. 27, 8:00pm
The Unfortunates  Sept. 28, 8:00pm