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...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

"The Miracle Worker" at Artists Repertory Theatre

Artists Repertory Theatre presents
an interpreted performance of

THE MIRACLE WORKER

By William Gibson
Directed by Dámaso Rodriguez



DATE & TIME: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm
LOCATION: 1515 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205 
TICKETS: 503.241.1278 *mention code ACCESS for
2-for-1 community ticket price*
INTERPRETERS: Rich Hall and Dot Hearn


"One of the most triumphant stories of the human spirit ever told, the soul-stirring The Miracle Worker evokes hope and inspiration for the entire family. With dignity, perseverance and respect in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges, a child, a teacher and a family learn to communicate. A play based on the lives of Helen Keller, who became DeafBlind as an infant, and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, who enabled her to become one of the most influential women of the 20th Century."

1960 Tony Winner for Best Play
1962 Academy Award-winning classic film
Uplifting Family Classic

RUN TIME: 2 hours & 10 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.



Wednesday, December 16, 2015

"The Santaland Diaries" interpreted 12/17/15

*reminder*
Tomorrow night is the night for the interpreted performance at Portland Center Stage of David Sedaris' story about working as a Macy's Elf. Yes, a Macy's Elf in Santaland.


The Santaland Diaries

Written by David Sedaris
Adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello 


Interpreted Thursday, December 17th at 7:30 pm
Portland Center Stage in the Ellen Bye Studio
128 NW Eleventh, Portland OR 97209 

Purchase tickets online with promo code SIGN ($25)
or call the Box Office at 503-445-3700

Interpreter: Jayodin Mosher
Sign Coach: Guthrie Nutter


This comedy is based on the true chronicles of David Sedaris’ experience as Crumpet the Elf in Macy’s Santaland display, this cult classic riffs on a few of Sedaris’ truly odd encounters with his fellow man during the height of the holiday crunch.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Early Warning: PCS's "Santaland Diaries" and "Twist Your Dickens"

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It is almost that time of year again for holiday cheer and - well, you know how it goes. Green things and red things and gold things and blue things; star shaped things and round things and tree shaped things. And candles; I almost forgot candles.

So this is your early notification of the interpreted performances of the upcoming holiday shows at Portland Center Stage. But please, don't just mark your calendars - also make your ticket reservations. These shows are popular and they do sell out; "Santaland" sells out quickly.

Seriously, don't delay. Mark the dates on your calendar and then purchase your tickets as soon as you can, before it's too late.

Also, in case you didn't know it, both of these shows are funny, both of these shows are about Christmas, and both of them are non-traditional. Seriously. Non-traditional, but a good time will be had.

Check out the links below to read more about the plays. And when you purchase your tickets online, be sure to use the promo code SIGN to get the community discounted ticket price and your seats with sightlines to the interpreter(s).

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By David Sedaris 
Adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello


Thursday December 17 at 7:30 pm
in the Ellen Bye Studio
Interpreter: Jayodin Mosher
Sign Coach: Guthrie Nutter

Based on the true chronicles of David Sedaris’ experience as Crumpet the Elf in Macy’s Santaland display, this cult classic riffs on a few of Sedaris’ truly odd encounters with his fellow man during the height of the holiday crunch.

Note: The Santaland Diaries is recommended for ages 14+; contains mature content and language, and the secret of Santa is exposed. Children under 6 are not permitted at any PCS production. There is no late seating or re-entry in the Ellyn Bye Studio.

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By Peter Gwinn & Bobby Mort


Wednesday December 23 at 7:30 pm
on the Main Stage
Interpreters: Jayodin Mosher and Dot Hearn
Sign Coach: Irene Jazowick

A complete send-up of the holiday classic, this adult comedy is adorned with the improvisational genius of the legendary comedy troupe The Second City, and includes zany holiday sketches, an ever-changing list of drop-in local celebrities and uproarious improv based on audience participation— it’s never the same show twice!

Note: Recommended for high school age and up.

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Portland Center Stage
128 NW Eleventh Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209 
503-445-3700

Check out the tickets page for more information, such as the Arts for All program.
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

reminder: "Broomstick" interpreted Sat 11/21 at 2pm

Artists Repertory Theatre
presents
an interpreted performance of


BROOMSTICK

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Saturday, November 21st at 2:00 pm
Call the Box Office for tickets  503.241.1278 or email 
Interpreted by Dot Hearn  
Understudy Carolyn Brockway
A fairytale-twisted yarn of delightful humor and spine-tingling suspense conjures a spooky seasonal experience unlike any other. With Vana O’Brien in a tour-de-force solo performance, an Appalachian witch tells a heartfelt and poetic tale of her long life from first love, to heartache, to the hair-raising vengeance she wreaks upon those who’ve crossed her.
  • Critically acclaimed spellbinding sensation
  • NW Premiere

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

This week: Fats Waller, Time Traveler, Samurai Rabbit

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This is an exciting week for interpreted performances. There are three shows and their storylines are diverse: A musical about Fats Waller, a whimsical & gender-bending epic tale, and a World Premiere of a staged adaptation of a classic Japanese Comic. They are all on different days and times so you can pick one, pick two, or pick all three! It is a fabulous week for theatre.

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Thursday, November 12th at 7:30 pm

Portland Center Stage
128 NW 11th Ave, Portland
503-445-3700

(musical)
Interpreters: KT Corlett, Jayodin Mosher, Dana Walls; Sign Coach: Irene Jazowick

Tickets $30 with promo code SIGN

 "Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, this sassy, sultry revue celebrates the remarkable life and talents of a legendary jazz great, Fats Waller. Director Chris Coleman has created “a bright and shining new production … he has knocked out the walls and opened the show to the streets, bringing in the heady Uptown of the Harlem Renaissance and the bleaker days of the Depression Thirties to give the songs a deeper visual and impressionistic context."

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Friday, November 13th at 7:30 pm
Profile Theatre, Alder Stage
1507 SW Morrison, Portland
503.242.0080
(fantasy)
Interpreters: Rich Hall and Dot Hearn
See more information for Ticket Pricing

"Orlando, a young Englishman, sets out to encounter love and adventures with queens and kings, princesses and archdukes, historic poets and fictional sea captains. Riding waves that transcend time and space, Orlando transforms again and again. This epic tale of discovery, based on Virginia Woolf’s novel, crashes through the ages as a whimsical, gender-bending fantasy."

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Saturday, November 14th at 7:00 pm 
Portland Community College, Sylvania Campus
Performing Arts Center (PAC)
12000 SW 49th Ave., Portland

(World Premiere)
Interpreters: Kassie Hughes and Andrew Weaver

Tickets: General Admission: $10, available online. Students, PCC Staff, Seniors, Veterans and PCC Alumnae: $8, available at the box office one hour before curtain time in the PAC lobby

"Set in rural 16th century Japan, where danger lurks everywhere and feudal lords fight for power, Usagi Miyomoto, is a hero worshiping rabbit who yearns to become a Samurai. To do so, Usagi must leave his mother and abandon his friends while studying the ways of the samurai with an eccentric and frustrating sensei, the master swordsman Katsuichi, an aging lion. But once he receives his training, he must struggle against an old friend in a winner-take-all samurai tournament. And upon his return to his home village, he must to confront a gang of bandits, and their leader, a gigantic bear at the grave of his father. Will Usagi prevail? Come and find out, in this play adapted from Stan Sakai's beloved comic book!"
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Thursday, October 29, 2015

This week: Sex and Cuba - two interpreted performances

Reminder:
There are two interpreted performances this week.


The first is "Sex with Strangers" at Portland Center Stage. You can read more about it on the Facebook Event Page or at PCS. This is being interpreted by Rich Hall and KT Corlett on Thursday, October 29th at 7:30 pm at PCS. If you purchase your tickets online, use promo code SIGN to get the community discount price.



The second is "Cuba Libre" by Artists Repertory Theatre, which is being performed at the Winningstad Theatre in downtown Portland. There is more information, photos, links to captioned videos by OPB about the production available on the Facebook Event Page, or read more about it at Artists Repertory Theatre. This is being interpreted by Dot Hearn and Jayodin Mosher on Saturday, October 31st at 2:00 pm. When purchasing tickets, you want to be in Tier 2 Section C; if those are sold out, ask for Tier 1 Section C (lower numbered seats).


Coming up in November 2015  

Thu. Nov. 12th at 7:30 pm - "Ain't Misbehavin'" at Portland Center Stage

Fri. Nov. 13th at 7:30 pm - "Orlando" at Profile Theatre
   "   "       "      at 6:45 pm - In Dialogue preshow reading at Profile Theatre (interpreted)

Sat. Nov. 14th at 7:00 pm - "Usagi Yojimbo" at Portland Community College

Sat. Nov. 21st at 2:00 pm - "Broomstick" at Artists Repertory Theatre
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Friday, October 9, 2015

Oct - Dec: overview of interpreted performances

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These next three months are filled with all kinds of interpreted theatre. The offerings include musicals old and new, comic books come to life, a whimsical gender-bending fantasy, a storytelling witch, the adventures of being an elf, a play where "sex is imminent," and a twisted tradition.

Below is a handy short list of upcoming interpreted performances at Portland Center Stage, Artists Repertory Theatre, Profile Theatre, and Portland Community College. Print this list and keep it in your wallet or pocket! There will be more information coming here for each production as it nears, as well as events set up in Facebook to keep you up to date with reviews, videos, more pictures and more information.

Theatre information follows the list of dates and productions.

...OCTOBER 2015...

Portland Center Stage
THU 10/29/15 at 7:30 pm
Interpreters: KT Corlett & Rich Hall
Sign Coach: Irene Jazowick

 A raging snowstorm traps strangers Olivia, an unsuccessful yet gifted 39-year-old writer, and Ethan, a tech- addicted and wildly successful young blogger, in a secluded cabin. Opposites instantly attract, and undeniable chemistry ignites. As the dawn rises, however, what could have just been a one-night-stand transforms into something more complicated when online exploits interfere with their real-life connection. Recommended for ages 16+; contains mature language, brief nudity and adult situations. Sex is imminent.


Cuba Libre
Artists Repertory Theatre
at The Winningstad Theatre
SAT 10/31/15 at 2:00 pm
Interpreters: Dot Hearn & Jayodin Mosher

The irresistible rhythms of Cuban music drive this riveting, universal story of a man caught between countries, losses and loves, and his search for freedom. Set in America and Cuba, this timely tale reverberates across politics, ambition and romance with quick-witted dialogue, joy-filled dance and Latin-fusion beats. This Broadway-scale, contemporary musical features the internationally acclaimed, three-time Grammy-nominated band Tiempo Libre with a company of 21 actors, dancers and musicians in a not-to-be-missed theatrical event.


...NOVEMBER 2015...


Ain't Misbehavin'
Portland Center Stage
THU 11/12/15 at 7:30 pm
Interpreters: KT Corlett, Jayodin Mosher, Dana Walls
Sign Coach: Irene Jazowick

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, this sassy, sultry musical celebrates the remarkable life and talents of a legendary jazz great, Fats Waller. The delightful humor and infectious energy of this exuberant jazz revue takes us from the Harlem Renaissance through World War II; Waller’s work shows a determination to grasp life’s joys, laughter and passion, even in a community shadowed by the pain of a complex American society. With permission from the authors, PCS is creating an expanded-cast version of the original production.


Orlando
Profile Theatre
FRI 11/13/15 at 7:30 pm
Interpreters: Rich Hall & Dot Hearn

By Sarah Ruhl; Adapted from the novel by Virginia Woolf

Orlando, a young Englishman, sets out to encounter love and adventures with queens and kings, princesses and archdukes, historic poets and fictional sea captains. Riding waves that transcend time and space, Orlando transforms again and again. This epic tale of discovery, based on Virginia Woolf’s novel, crashes through the ages as a whimsical, gender-bending fantasy.



Usagi Yojimbo
Portland Community College - Sylvania
SAT 11/14/15 at 7:00 pm
Interpreters: Kassie Hughes & Andrew Weaver

Set in rural 16th century Japan, where danger lurks everywhere and feudal lords fight for power, Usagi Miyomoto, is a hero worshiping rabbit who yearns to become a Samurai. To do so, Usagi must leave his mother and abandon his friends while studying the ways of the samurai with an eccentric and frustrating sensei, the master swordsman Katsuichi, an aging lion. But once he receives his training, he must struggle against an old friend in a winner-take-all samurai tournament. And upon his return to his home village, he must to confront a gang of bandits, and their leader, a gigantic bear at the grave of his father. Will Usagi prevail? Come and find out, in this play adapted from Stan Sakai's beloved comic book!


Broomstick
Artists Repertory Theatre
SAT 11/21/15 at 2:00 pm
Interpreter: Dot Hearn; Understudy: Carolyn Brockway

A fairytale-twisted yarn of delightful humor and spine-tingling suspense conjures a spooky seasonal experience unlike any other. With Vana O’Brien in a tour-de-force solo performance, an Appalachian witch tells a heartfelt and poetic tale of her long life from first love, to heartache, to the hair-raising vengeance she wreaks upon those who’ve crossed her.


...DECEMBER 2015...

The Santaland Diaries
Portland Center Stage
THU 12/17/15 at 7:30 pm
Interpreter: Jayodin Mosher; understudy: Dot Hearn
Sign Coach: Guthrie Nutter

Based on the true chronicles of David Sedaris’ experience as Crumpet the Elf in Macy’s Santaland display, this cult classic riffs on a few of Sedaris’ truly odd encounters with his fellow man during the height of the holiday crunch.

The Santaland Diaries is recommended for ages 14+; contains mature content and language, and the secret of Santa is exposed.



The Second City's A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens
Portland Center Stage
WED 12/23/15 at 7:30 pm
Interpreters: Dot Hearn & Jayodin Mosher
Sign Coach: Irene Jazowick

A complete send-up of the holiday classic, this adult comedy is adorned with the improvisational genius of the legendary comedy troupe The Second City, and includes zany holiday sketches, an ever-changing list of drop-in local celebrities and uproarious improv based on audience participation— it’s never the same show twice!

Twist Your Dickens is recommended for ages 14+; contains mature content, strong language, and a Dalek on a conquest for universal extermination.


...The theatres...

Portland Center Stage
127 NW Eleventh Ave, Portland
503.445.3700

Artists Repertory Theatre
1515 SW Morrison St, Portland
503.241.1278
*note: Cuba Libre is at The Winningstad Theatre*

Profile Theatre
1515 SW Morrison St, Portland
Phone: 503.242.0080

Portland Community College
Sylvania Performing Arts Center Theater
2000 SW 49th Ave, Portland

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

This Week: pick one, two, or all three! Interpreted Performances

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There are three interpreted performances happening within the next week. And more to come in the fall months ahead - but, for now, here are three immediate opportunities to catch some great theatre! Including one free performance. Watch for an handy pocket list soon.

Thursday Oct 1st at 7:30 pm
"Our Town" at Portland Center Stage
Classic drama

Saturday, October 3rd at 2:00 pm
"The Understudy" at Artists Repertory Theatre
Comedy

Tuesday, October 6th at 7:30 pm
"Stage Kiss" at Profile Theatre
FREE staged reading




by Thornton Wilder
Thursday Oct 1st at 7:30 pm
Portland Center Stage, 128 NW 11th, Portland OR


An irrefutable classic of the American theater, this Pulitzer Prize-winning work transports us to Grover’s Corners, a small New England town at the turn of the twentieth century whose secret desires, family conflicts, loves and losses are resoundingly familiar to us today. This beloved drama receives a fresh interpretation at PCS, inviting us to ponder what Our Town is today, and celebrating both the marvel of everyday existence and the “something way down deep that’s eternal about every human being.
Tickets $25 with promo code SIGN online, or call the box office at 503-445-3700 and request seats in the interpreted section. 
Interpreters: Carolyn Brockway, Rich Hall, Andrew Weaver, Sign Coaches: Justin Coleman and Guthrie Nutter


"The Understudy"
by Theresa Rebeck

Saturday, October 3rd at 2:00 pm
Artists Repertory Theatre, Alder Stage
1515 SW Morrison, Portland OR

"An understudy rehearsal for a fictional Kafka play on Broadway teeters on the edge of reality when Harry – the understudy for Jake, who is the understudy for Bruce, a Hollywood action star about to land a multimillion-dollar part – must work with the ill-fated production’s exasperated stage manager whose life he ruined long ago. The Understudy is a raucously funny existential exposé on human motivation that examines the underbelly of the theatre business and the personal drama behind the curtain." 
Interpreters: Dot Hearn and Kassie Hughes

 
"Stage Kiss"
by Sarah Ruhl
Tuesday, October 6th at 7:30 pm
FREE staged reading
Profile Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison, Portland, OR

"Art imitates Life. Life imitates Art. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. Stage Kiss captures Sarah Ruhl’s singular voice. It is a charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss—or when actors share a real one."

Tickets are FREE, but you must make a reservation. Email boxoffice@profiletheatre.org or call 503.242.0080 to reserve your seats.

Interpreters: Kassie Hughes and Dana Walls
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Monday, September 7, 2015

"Passion Play" interpreted 9/13 at 2p at Profile Theatre

Profile Theatre presents
an interpreted performance
of their Fall Festival production

by Sarah Ruhl
Two of the actors in rehearsal from Profile Theatre's production of Sarah Ruhl's "Passion Play"
Interpreted performance: Sunday, Sept. 13 at 2:00 pm**
Location: Profile Theatre on the Morrison Stage,
1515 SW Morrison, Portland, OR
Interpreters: Rich Hall and Dot Hearn
Tickets are available by calling 503.242.0080
Tickets are $5-32; see the website for more information.
 
**NOTE: Join us at 1:20 pm for a talk about religion and art, as a part of the In Dialogue series. This discussion will be interpreted. (More information after the description of the play).

What is Passion Play? Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl is a collection of three plays which can be performed separately or together. Play I and Play II will be performed at Profile Theatre September 9-13 and Play III will be performed at Shaking the Tree Theatre September 25-October 24.

What is it about?  Politics, love, humor and belief collide as small town communities prepare their annual production of “the greatest story ever told.”  This three-part story travels from medieval England to World War II Bavaria and then to contemporary South Dakota.  Ruhl’s writing exposes the transformative effect of creating theatrical events, while asking big questions about humanity, faith and doubt.  Passion Play is funny, imaginative and full of wonder.  It is, like all plays about plays, about the people creating the work, and the society that surrounds them. 

Who is involved?  Cast: Foss Curtis, Sam Dinkowitz, Shawna Holt, Mickey Jordan, Colin Kane, Matthew Kerrigan, Diane Kondrat*,  Garland Lyons, Alexandra Ramirez and Paul Susi.  Creative Team: Sara Ludeman, Natasha Stockem, Samantha van der Merwe, D Westerholm*, Annalise Albright Woods and Jeff Woods.

Tickets to Profile’s Fall Festival: "Passion Play" are available by calling 503.242.0080.

**More information about the IN DIALOGUE talk at 1:20 pm:
For Passion PlayProfile is thrilled to be partnering with local artists and with the Geezer Gallery in an exploration of the impact of religious art and iconography on visual artists.  Join us prior to each performance to hear from a different artist about their work and about how religion informs their process, be it to move them towards or away from an expression of faith.
On Sunday, September 13th, the presenter will be Mary Pacios (Printmaking)**

 
Below: A couple of the actors talk about the play and some of the various characters they play, including the Virgin Mary, The Queen, and Hitler.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Bend: "Comedy of Errors" 8/22/15

Lay It Out Events presents
an interpreted performance of
Shakespeare in the Park
Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare


Saturday, August 22, 2015
Doors open at 6:00p; performance at 7:00p
Drake Park in Bend, Or


The Shakespeare in the Park series is one of the benchmark cultural events in Central Oregon. Lay It Out Events and Portland’s Northwest Classical Theatre Company are again bringing the Bard back to Bend and Sunriver for three brilliant performances of Shakespeare’s most farcical comedy: Comedy of Errors.

One of the Bard’s earliest plays, Comedy of Errors hinges on the ripe premise of identical twins separated at birth whose paths cross to knee-slapping effect. (Sound familiar? The 1988 film Big Business, starring Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin, is based on this story.) Puns, word play, and slap-stick humor come together to create one of the world’s most entertaining and wild stories of mistaken identity.

Tickets: Seats have been placed on hold for sightline to the interpreters and those who need accessible seating. Please contact Lay It Out Events at (541) 323-0964 or by email for access to those seats and more information.

Seat prices range from $22 – $75.

VIP ticket holders (only $75) will receive premium seating, 2 drink tickets and dinner.


Saturday, July 11, 2015

"The Lady Onstage" [free] interpreted performance 7/14/15

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Profile Theatre presents
an interpreted performance of


The playwright, Erin Bregman, with Olga's costume.
The Lady Onstage 
by Erin Bregman



Interpreted on Tuesday, July 14th at 7:30 pm
Profile Theater on the Morrison Stage
1515 SW Morrison, Portland, OR
503.242.0080


This staged reading is presented as part of Profile Theatre's In Dialogue series for the 2015 Sarah Ruhl season. The staged readings are free and open to the public, but seats must be reserved and you will pick up a ticket for your seat at the box office. Request seating in the interpreted section when you make your reserrvation via email or phone:
503.242.0080 / boxoffice@profiletheatre.org

"THE LADY ONSTAGE explores the life and work of Olga Knipper, a name unfamiliar to most, but perhaps best known as “Chekhov’s wife”. Olga was a key creative genius in the history of modern theatre; she was not only the originator of the leading female roles in Chekhov’s four major plays, but also became the de facto chief representative of the Moscow Art Theater when they toured the United States. THE LADY ONSTAGE takes us into the psyche of an actress at the moment when theater changed forever, giving us an inside perspective on the radical choices artists make in the name of Art and Love."



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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

"In the Next Room or the vibrator play" interpreted Fri 6/19 at Profile Theatre

Profile Theatre presents
an interpreted performance of


By Sarah Ruhl
DATE: Fri 6/19/15 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 1515 SW Morrison St. Portland, OR 97205
TICKETS: Call or email the box office at 503.242.0080 / boxoffice@profiletheatre.org. Regular price tickets $32; click on "tickets" for more information about special programs (Oregon Trail Card holders; Chinook book; Teacher; and more)

Directed by Adriana Baer

Enter the home of Dr. Givings: husband, doctor, inventor and healer of feminine hysteria. As this man of science pioneers new therapies for women in the dawning age of electricity, his young wife Catherine begins to wonder what exactly is going on behind the closed door of his operating theatre. In the Next Room, or the vibrator play is a wickedly humorous tale of sex, intimacy and the discovery of pleasure.

In the Next Room or the vibrator play contains adult themes and nudity.

Performances run approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission.
“But as Ruhl writes it, and Adriana Baer directs it for Profile, and her sparkling cast acts it, the joke’s a lead-in to some more probing explorations of gender, tenderness, emotional fulfillment, and the dawning of women’s rights…Profile’s In the Next Room is quite lovely to look at, with an ornate yet open set by Stephen Dobay and some ravishing period costumes by Sarah Gahagan.” – Bob Hicks, Oregon ArtsWatch



Monday, June 15, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre: "The Liar" interpreted 6/20/15

Artists Repertory Theatre presents
an interpreted performance of




By David Ives
adapted from the comedy by Pierre Corneille
Directed By Dámaso Rodriguez

DATE & TIME: Saturday, June 20 at 2:00 pm
LOCATION:  1515 SW Morrison St., Portland. OR 97205, on the Alder Stage
TICKETS: *special price: ASL seating can be secured by emailing boxoffice@artistsrep.org or calling 503.241.1278. Mention the code ASLART and get 2 for 1 tickets!  

"From the brilliant, comedic mind of David Ives (All in the Timing, Venus in Fur) comes a hilarious “translaptation” of this 17th Century French romp, replete with wild misassumptions, mistaken identities and tangled truths. Played out in outrageously clever verse, expect lightning-fast pace, anachronistic twists and a hip cast, with plenty of nods to Corneille’s neo-classical original.

Sound Design by Resident Artist Rodolfo Ortega

NW Premiere

RUNNING TIME: Approximately 2 hours plus one intermission."
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Sunday, May 31, 2015

"She is King" interpreted performance

Boom Arts presents
an interpreted performance of
the West Coast premiere of



She is King

Sunday, June 7 at 2:00 pm
at Coho Theatre
2257 NW Raleigh St., Portland OR
Purchase tickets online.




Oregonlive interviewed the playwright and performer, Laryssa Husiak, which you can read here: "BoomArts' 'She Is King' channels tennis legend Billie Jean King."

More about this production:
"Boom Arts presents the West Coast premiere of She is King, a hilarious, heartbreaking multimedia documentary theatre production about pioneering American woman athlete and tennis legend Billie Jean King. In She Is King, acclaimed Minneapolis-based creator/performer Laryssa Husiak and New York director Katherine Brook recreate a series of King's real television interviews from the 1970s--complete with period video technologies, fake potted plants, and hairdos true to their time. As the cameras roll, we witness King’s resilience and courage as she boldly breaks the glass ceiling for women in sports amid rampant gender bias. Don’t miss this unique occasion to celebrate this true American hero and pass on an important part of women’s and sports history to up-and-coming generations."

"Three Days of Rain" interpreted at PCS this week

reminder
an interpreted performance of


By Richard Greenberg 
Directed by Chris Coleman

Date: Thursday, June 4th, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Location: 128 NW Eleventh Avenue, Portland, OR
Tickets: purchase online with promo code SIGN
or call the Box Office at 503-445-3700
Interpreters: Dot Hearn, Jayodin Mosher, Kassie Hughes

"A newly discovered journal recalls Greenwich Village in the early 1960s when two young architects (unaware they’re on the brink of fame) struggle with plans for the iconic Janeway House. The journal is left to their children thirty years later, who must sort out the murky mystery behind their lives—and loves. This Pulitzer Prize-nominated play will star beloved actors from the hit Portland-filmed NBC television series GRIMM: Silas Weir Mitchell (Monroe) and Sasha Roiz (Captain Renard); they are joined by Lisa Datz."


Monday, May 11, 2015

May and June Interpreted Theatre

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This is an overview of some of the upcoming theatrical performances for May and June. There is a lot of theatrical interpreting happening in the next couple of months. The links below will lead you to more information. 


Before we get to the interpreted performances, in case you haven't heard, Oregon School for the Deaf is putting on a show this week. The play, "Kiss the Moon," is the students' adaptation of "Much Ado About Nothing." The play was created by and will be performed by the students. 

Tues 5/12, Wed 5/13, Thur 5/14 at 7:00 pm
Oregon School for the Deaf, Peck Gym Stage
999 Locust St SE, Salem, OR
 




May Interpreted Performances


Phantom of the Opera
Touring Broadway Production
Thur 5/14 at 7:30 pm
Keller Auditorium
222 SW Clay St, Portland, Oregon 97201



Sat 5/16 at noon
Northwest Children's Theatre and School 
1819 NW Everett St, Portland, Oregon 97209

 

Sat 5/16 at 7:00 pm
PAC  Sylvania Campus, 12000 SW 49th Ave 
Portland, Oregon 97219



Sun 5/17 at 2:00 pm
Portland State University
1620 SW Park Avenue, Portland OR 97201


Thur 5/21 at 7:30 pm
Ellen Bye Studio
128 NW 11th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97209



Fri 5/22 at 7:30 pm
Imago Theatre 17 SE 8th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97214



Sat 5/23 at 2:00 pm
1515 SW Morrison St
Portland, Oregon 97205



Sun 5/24 at 2:00 pm
Imago Theatre 17 SE 8th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97214




June Interpreted Performances


Thur 6/4 at 7:30 pm
Main Stage
128 NW 11th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97209



Sun 6/7 at 2:00 pm
Boom Arts at CoHo Theatre
2257 NW Raleigh St
Portland, Oregon 97210


Fri 6/19 at 7:30 pm
1515 SW Morrison St
Portland, Oregon 97205



Sat 6/20 at 2:00 pm
1515 SW Morrison St
Portland, Oregon 97205


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Monday, April 27, 2015

"The Revolutionists" free staged reading 5/5/15

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presents
an interpreted performance:



a free staged reading 
as a part of their In Dialogue Series

by Lauren Gunderson

"A brutal comedic quartet about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror."

Interpreted on Tuesday, May 5th at 7:30 pm.
1515 SW Morrison St., Portland, OR 97205 
The tickets are free, but you must reserve your seat! Box Office : 503.242.0080
Interpreters: Dot Hearn and Dana Walls  

There will be a Q&A with the playwright following the performance, which will be interpreted.