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 25, 2014

FallOut: Interpreted and Closed Captioned Performances

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Impetus Arts Presents

Stories, music, art, dance, and speeches by artists and activists who fall outside the norms of race, ability and/or gender

"We are artists of color with disabilities creating and advocating for Justice! We are multiracial and multicultural disabled dancers and activists! We are immigrant writers! We are black mothers fighting against the institutionalization of our adult children! We are white trans musicians striving for Racial and Disability Justice! We are hard of hearing poets! We are genderqueer chronically ill filmmakers! We are survivors being judged, institutionalized, and held back from housing and careers, yet we create on! We are performing and speaking October 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12 at Zoomtopia Studio 2, 810 SE Belmont.

For further information or to reserve seats, contact Curtis Walker at 971.275.0794 or email
Attention:  We really want you to be able to attend and participate fully and we want all of our chronically ill community members to be able to also!  Because chemicals and scents make some of our performers and audience members extremely ill, people wearing scents and chemicals will be asked to leave. Please see the scent free policy below for details.  Be scent & chemical free!**
Trigger Warning: Some performances include mention of abuse, self harm and institutionalization.  Don’t hesitate to contact Curtis for more information."

Individual performance information

Friday, October 3

7:00pm - Open Mic Night ($5-10 no one turned away for lack of funds*)

                ASL interpreters: Dana Walls and Kassie Hughes.

                Be scent & chemical free!**

                If you identify as D/deaf, Disabled, Black, Indigenous, as an Immigrant
                and/or a Person of Color please come perform alongside some of the
                cast. Share your dance, storytelling, gender-bending, comedy, poetry,
                musings, singing/music or sing karaoke (make a note of a YouTube Link
                for your karaoke song of choice) and get in free. Audience members
                welcome of all identities.

9:00pm - Short Films (free)

                Close Captioned! Be scent & chemical free!**

            •Sins Invalid: An Unshamed Claim to Beauty.
            for more information go to:
            http://www.sinsinvalid.org/film.html

            •salaMEanderings, directed and edited by Neil Marcus
            for more information go to:
            http://www-personal.umich.edu/~petra/salamander.html


Saturday, October 4

7:00pm - Feature film screening - R/EVOLVE
                directed by Billie Rain and written and produced by Basil Shadid.
               
($10 no one turned away for lack of funds*)
                Closed Captioned! Be scent & chemical free!**
                (No interpreters this performance.)


Sunday, October 5

4:00pm - FallOut Live Performance featuring Bobby Fouther
                ($15, no one turned away for lack of funds*)
                ASL Interpreters: Dana Walls and Kassie Hughes

                **Be scent & chemical free!**
 other performers include:
•Corinthia Bethune
•Ptery P. Lieght
•Tess Raunig
•Heiko Spoddeck
•Curtis Walker

5:30pm - Short Films (free) Close Captioned! Be scent & chemical free!**

            •Sins Invalid: An Unshamed Claim to Beauty.
            for more information go to:
            http://www.sinsinvalid.org/film.html

            •salaMEanderings, directed and edited by Neil Marcus
            for more information go to:
            http://www-personal.umich.edu/~petra/salamander.html


Friday, October 10

7:00pm - FallOut Live performance featuring Billie Rain and
                 Emi Koyama ($10 no one turned away for lack of funds*)
                 ASL Interpreters: Kassie Hughes and Carolyn Brockway

                  Be scent & chemical free!**
 other performers include:
•Corinthia Bethune
•Ptery P. Lieght
•Tess Raunig
•Heiko Spoddeck
•Curtis Walker


Saturday, October 11

7:00pm - Guest Speaker Emi Koyama -
               Negative Survivorship
               ($10, no one turned away for lack of funds*)
                ASL Interpreters : Dana Walls and Kassie Hughes

               **Be scent and chemical free!**

         Negative Survivorship: Reclaiming “Victim” and Embracing Unhealthy Coping.


9:00pm - Feature Length Film Heart Breaks Open
                directed by Billie Rain, produced by Basil Shadid
                ($10, no one turned away for lack of funds*)
                Closed Captioned!   Be scent & chemical free!**


Sunday, October 12

4:00pm - FallOut  Final live performance featuring Billie Rain, and Bobby Fouther ($15, no one turned away for lack of funds *)
                ASL Interpreters: Dana Walls and Kassie Hughes

                Be scent & chemical free!**

                other performers include:
•Corinthia Bethune
•Ptery P. Lieght
•Tess Raunig
•Heiko Spoddeck
•Curtis Walker
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* We are committed to our no one turned away for lack of funds policy. People at the door will be trained to happily accept whatever you can afford.



**Scent free policy

Because some of the artists and audience members have multiple chemical sensitivities (MSC) and get extremely ill from perfumes and chemicals, all audience members are required to be chemical and scent free for all events. For the safety of the artists, presenters, and audience members, those wearing chemicals and perfumes will be asked to leave and return scent free. FallOut organizers advise that scents and chemicals include but are not limited to perfume, deodorant, hairspray, gel, cigarette and pot smoke and much of mainstream  makeup, and that audience members should be prepared in advance to use only scent free shampoo, soap, make-up, and laundry detergent a full 24 hours before attending, as well as to come in clothing that has not been smoked in, including during show intermissions. FallOut organizers will provide even more information on how to be scent free on this website by a week before the performance including inexpensive or free home remedies/alternatives, and product suggestions. Those who wish to attend that are low income or need assistance purchasing products are encouraged to contact Curtis Walker at 971.275.0794.
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note: photos are from past Impetus Arts productions.
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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Northwest Children's Theater and School Interpreted Performances

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Katie Ortolano has been a longtime advocate for making theater accessible to the Deaf Community. She has done it again in her position at Northwest Children's Theater and School. Thanks to Katie's persistence and advocacy, Northwest Children's Theater and School will have one interpreted performance for each of their four productions this 2014-15 season.

The interpreted performance dates and times are:

 



 Sherlock Holmes 
 10/18/14 at 11am








Mary Poppins 
12/17/14 at noon







The Jungle Book
2/21/25 at noon




 The Little Mermaid
  5/16/15 at noon


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Tickets are available now. There are also season subscription packages available.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Actor needed for 'Chris' in "Static": Portland OR

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Third Rail Repertory Theatre is putting on "Static" by Dan Rebellato as part of their 2014-15 season. 

They are still looking for an actor to play Chris, a late deafened male who eventually learns sign language. The character is late 30s to early 40s. The actor needs to speak and sign.


From the playwright:
A young woman's life is thrown into disorder when her husband dies suddenly of a brain haemorrhage. Her ability to cope with her  loss is confused when she discovers a compilation tape, apparently made for her, even though her husband was, by the time he died, profoundly deaf. She begins to believe that he has sent her a message and that even now he is talking to her from beyond death. With the help of her friend, she unravels the secret of the tape. 
Static is written to be performed bilingually, in English and Sign Language. These are two slightly different plays overlaid on each other. Both audiences should be able to enjoy their play but be aware that there is another different play unfolding at the same time. 

The play will run at Third Rail Repertory Theatre from April 24 - May 17, 2015.

Contact the "Static" director, Scott Yarbrough, if you meet the criteria and are interested in learning more.
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

October Overview

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We will post more details soon - but want to give you a taste of what is coming your way in October at Portland Center Stage (PCS), so that you can look ahead on your calendar.

There are two interpreted performances next month. Check back in a couple of weeks for more information.




The first will be Dreamgirls on Thursday, October 9th at 7:30 pm on the Main Stage.

This is a musical and will be interpreted by Pamela and Edwin Cancel; the sign coach is Irene Jazowick.







The second interpreted play in October will be The Typographer's Dream on Thursday, October 23rd at 7:30 pm in the Ellen Bye Studio.

“Funny, provocative, psychologically revealing, intellectually stimulating...” Interpreted by Dot Hearn, Dana Walls, and Kassie Hughes; the sign coach is Irene Jazowick.



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Friday, September 5, 2014

Update on Tickets for Sunday 9/7 at Profile Theatre

The interpreted performance of  Profile Theatre's Festival of One Acts is on Sun. 9/7 at 1:00 pm .

Make sure your seats in the interpreted section. ** You can still order your tickets by emailing the Box Office at boxoffice@profiletheatre.org . ** If you have already purchased your tickets, you can email the Box Office to make sure you are in the correct seats!

Six directors tackle nine of Shepard’s vast and varied short plays and memoirs. With live music by a different band each night, this festival is a celebration not to be missed.

The interpreted performance is SERIES A:  Rhythm, The War in Heaven, The Curse of the Raven’s Black Feather, Hail from Nowhere, Just Space, and Evanescence or Shakespeare in the Alley

The performance lasts approximately 80 minutes with no intermission.

Artistic Director, Adriana Baer, talks about the Festival.(The video does have CC.)

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