2018-19 Season List

2018-19 Short List of Interpreted Dates

A quick list of interpreted performances and cultural events for the 2018-19 season. Also check for updates and more information at  PAIA on...

Thursday, September 19, 2013

$5 Theater Tickets for SNAP & Oregon Trail Card Holders

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Portland Center Stage offers an interpreted performance for each of their plays. Deaf Community members receive special discount pricing for their tickets to these interpreted performances. Right now tickets must be ordered by calling the box office at 503-445-3700. Beginning in November, these special priced tickets can be ordered online by using promo code SIGN. But for the upcoming, outstanding production of "Fiddler on the Roof" (interpreted 10/3) you need to call the box office or buy your tickets in person between noon to 6pm at The Gerding Theatre, 128 NW 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon.

But there is an even better deal for SNAP beneficiaries who hold the Oregon Trail Card. Portland Center Stage is a participant in the "Arts for All" program. Click on the link to read more about it - but here are the basics ....


Arts for All (the basic information; see website for more details)
  • When single tickets go on sale, individuals with Oregon Trail Cards may purchase tickets to any PCS production for $5 per ticket. Cardholders may purchase a maximum of two tickets per production.
  • Arts for All tickets may be purchased in advance by calling the PCS box office at 503-445-3700. However, you must present your Oregon Trail Card before tickets will be issued.
  • Anyone who receives food stamps (SNAP) and has the Oregon Trail Card is eligible to purchase $5 tickets; however, SNAP credit on the Oregon Trail Card cannot be used towards the price of the tickets. There are no refunds or exchanges.

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

"The Mountaintop" interpreted performance at PCS

Portland Center Stage presents
an interpreted performance of
written by Katori Hall



DATE & TIME: Thurs. 9/19/13 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Gerding Theatre at The Armory in the Ellen Bye Studio (downstairs), 128 NW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
TICKETS: $25; use promo code SIGN to purchase tickets online - or call the box office at 503-445-3700 and request interpreted section tickets. [NOTE: if the SIGN code is not working, please call the box office for tickets at the correct price.]
SIGNING ACCESS TEAM: interpreters Pamela Cancel and Edwin Cancel; sign coach Justin Coleman

THE STORY:
April 4, 1968. Memphis. The Lorraine Motel. A time and place burned into the American psyche. But what about April 3? How did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spend his last night on Earth? Playwright Katori Hall creates a surrealistic fantasy in this breakout Broadway hit about a chance encounter between King and a mysterious hotel maid who brings him a cup of coffee and prompts him to confront his life, his legacy and the plight and future of his people. 

The running time for The Mountaintop is approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.



Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Theatrical Interpreting is Not Acting

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A nice film from Theatre Development Fund (TDF) in New York City, with Candy Broeker-Penn and the late Alan Champion talking about interpreting theatre.

"I don't ever think of it as performing the show. I'm trying to link to the actor - link to the scene." Candy Broeker-Penn.

Open Captioned.




Thank you, TDF!
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Saturday, September 7, 2013

"The Mountaintop" interpreted at PCS 9/19/13

Portland Center Stage presents
an interpreted performance of

The Mountaintop
written by Katori Hall


The Mountaintop

DATE:  Thursday 9/19/13
TIME:   7:30 pm
LOCATION: The Ellen Bye Studio (downstairs)
                          Portland Center Stage, 128 NW 10th, Portland, OR
TICKETS: are available online with the promo code SIGN
                      or call the box office at 503-445-3700)
INTERPRETERS: Pamela Cancel and Edwin Cancel
SIGN COACH: Justin Coleman



To read more about Dr. Martin Luther King, the playwright Katori Hall, the location of this play, click here to look at The Guide (in PDF format) for this play. It provides some good background information about this production.



The Mountaintop won the 2010 Olivier Award for Best Play

 

THE STORY:   April 4, 1968. Memphis. The Lorraine Motel. A time and place burned into the American psyche. But what about April 3? How did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spend his last night on Earth? Playwright Katori Hall creates a surrealistic fantasy in this breakout Broadway hit about a chance encounter between King and a mysterious hotel maid who brings him a cup of coffee and prompts him to confront his life, his legacy and the plight and future of his people.