Quick list of ASL interpreted performances

2023-24 season Theatrical signed performances [updated 4/10/24]

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, October 23, 2013

Oregon School for the Deaf : "Neverland"

I will post more information as it is available, but want to give everyone early notice about this exciting event.

Gayle Robertson, the Fine Arts and Drama Teacher at OSD, is working with students to develop an adaptation of 'Peter Pan,' which they are calling "Neverland." This play will be performed on Wednesday, December 11th and Thursday, December 12th, at 6:30 pm.

Save one of those dates (or both) on your calendar and support OSD's theater students and Fine Arts department! I'm excited to see theater returning to OSD.

In the meantime, remember that OSD currently has their famous (or is that infamous!) "Nightmare Factory" in process. There is still time to visit this annual event where you will have "some scary good times."


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

workshop: Theatrical Interpreting Preparation Series (TIPS), part I

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Announcing the Theatrical Interpreting Preparation Series (TIPS), part I, workshop for the 2013-14 season!

We will meet for two Saturdays per month, plus one interpreted performance per month, for a period of four months. The workshop will begin on December 7, 2013; the exact dates and times are on the workshop flyer (see below).

Description: This workshop will provide participants training in and exposure to the process of performance interpreting, using theater as a vehicle. This initial training is intended for new interpreters, but all levels are welcome. We will meet twice a month on Saturdays for four months, beginning December 2013. Participants will learn different approaches to theatrical interpreting and explore topics such as script analysis, incorporating characterization, translation, altering signing style for the venue and the production, linguistic considerations, and more.  Through a series of meetings, combined with exposure to specific interpreted performances, participants will gain the basic skills necessary for a variety of performing arts situations. Completion of this training is a requirement for the advanced mentored training, which goes through the entire process from receiving the script, translation, preparation, to interpreting a performance of the project show. 
You can access the TIPS I flyer here, which includes the dates, fees, included plays, presenter bio, and the registration form.

CEUs are currently pending. Last year's participants received up to 3.6 CEUs (see the flyer for more details).
Fee: $450 includes tickets to all four shows. Preregistration is required with a $100 deposit due by November 25th; this is non-refundable and includes a ticket to the first play. If paid in full by or on our first meeting, you will receive 10% off the workshop fee.
Presenter: Dot Hearn, CI & CT, has been doing performance interpreting since 1997. Portland Center Stage, where she has coordinated the interpreting teams since 2003, was one of her first theatrical interpreting venues. She has also interpreted plays at IFCC, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Profile Theatre, Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland Community College (PCC), OSF in Ashland, and more. Dot graduated from the PCC Sign Language Interpreting Program and went on to become adjunct faculty in that program for eleven years. Dot earned a BS degree from Eastern Oregon University, with a Liberal Arts degree and a double minor in Theater and Writing. In 2001, Dot attended the “Interpreting for the Theater” intensive week-long training in New York City, which was held at Juilliard. That training and the instructors have been instrumental in shaping Dot’s approach to theatrical interpreting and her mentoring of interpreters new to this specialty area. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

"Proof" Interpreted Performance 11/16/13 at PCC

Portland Community College presents
an interpreted performance of

by David Auburn

Date: Saturday, 11/16/13
Time: 7:30 pm
Location:  Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus in the Performing Arts Center (PAC), 12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97219
Tickets: purchase at the door $10 (groups of 12 pay $5 each)

The Story: "Proof" focuses on Catherine, a young woman who has spent years caring for her father, Robert, a brilliant mathematician in his youth who was later unable to function without her help. His death has brought into her midst both her sister, Claire, who wants to take Catherine back to New York with her, and Hal, a former student of Catherine's father who hopes to find some hint of Robert's genius among his incoherent scribblings. The passion that Hal feels for math both moves and angers Catherine, who, in her exhaustion, is torn between missing her father and resenting the great sacrifices she made for him. For Catherine has inherited at least a part of her father's brilliance -- and perhaps some of his instability as well. As she and Hal become attracted to each other, they push at the edges of each other's knowledge, considering not only the unpredictability of genius but also the human instinct toward love and trust.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"Fiddler on the Roof" interpreted 10/3

Portland Center Stage presents
an interpreted performance of

Fiddler on the Roof


Thursday, October 3rd at 7:30 pm
at The Armory, 128 NW Eleventh Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Call the Box Office for tickets at 503-445-3700 

"Tevye, the loquacious father of five daughters, fights to maintain his family and their traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. He must cope both with his strong-willed daughters—as each one’s choice of husband moves further from tradition—and with the edict of a tyrannical and unjust Tsar."