2017-18 Season List

2017-18 Season Pocket Guide

A quick list of interpreted performances and cultural events for the current season. Also check at  PAIA on Facebook , as well as my Events ...

Sunday, February 21, 2016

reminder: "Breaking Rank" interpreted performance

Well Arts Institute
In Partnership with Returning Veteran’s Project
and Wise Counsel and Comfort
present an interpreted performance of




Saturday, February 27th at 2:00 pm
at Milagro (Miracle) Theatre
525 SE Stark, Portland OR

Interpreters: Carolyn Brockway and Dot Hearn
Tickets: $15 regular; $10 students and seniors

Five local women veterans share their stories of breaking barriers and overcoming odds. 

The play will explore the experiences of women in the U.S. Armed Forces: some have survived tours of duty in combat zones, some cope with military sexual trauma, all of them share what it was for them to be living and working in  a male dominated environment.



"Revenge of the 47 Loyal Samurai - English Kabuki" - interpreted performance

Portland State University
School of Theater and Film Main Stage Production
and the PSU Center for Japanese Studies
present


(Chūshingura) 
English Kabuki




Portland State University - Lincoln Hall
1620 SW Park Ave, Portland OR
interpreted performance
Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $8.00, purchase ONLINE
Interpreters: Dana Walls and Andrew Weaver


"Enjoy the beauty, drama, pathos and splendor of KABUKI in this presentation of Japan's archetypical revenge story."


The first-ever production of this kabuki play by a university in the continental United States will be a PSU main-stage theater production in Lincoln Performance Hall, under the direction of Professor Laurence Kominz. It will feature a large company of student performers and several experts in Japanese music, dance, and costuming from outside the university.  PSU stage design faculty will lead student teams in using lighting, projection, and construction materials to create the sets for nine separate scenes. Dr. Wynn Kiyama, Executive Director of Portland Taiko, with an affiliation with the PSU School of Music, is the Musical Director.

About the Director, Professor Laurence Kominz
In the past decade, student performed kabuki and kyôgen plays directed by Dr. Kominz have proven highly popular on campus and in the greater Portland community. They typically draw standing room only audiences who are not only entertained but who learn about the Japanese performing arts. Professor Kominz’s productions achieve remarkable authenticity in terms of movement, costuming, music, and staging. He provides stage-ready English translations of plays, and conveys his own breadth of training in traditional theater to his student performers.



Wednesday, February 10, 2016

reminder: Profile Theatre's "The Call," interpreted this Friday



The first production in the Tanya Barfield season at Profile Theatre, "The Call," opened last Saturday night to rave reviews (read an excerpt from one, below). 



written by Tanya Barfield


Interpreted on Friday 2/12/16 at 7:30 pm
1515 SW Morrison, Portland, OR
on the Morrison Stage (upper level)
Interpreters: Dot Hearn and Dana Walls

To purchase tickets, call 503.242.0080 for accessible seating. 
*New for 2016 season is a special subscription price for the Deaf Community*

The In Dialogue preshow event at 6:50 pm will also be interpreted. 
(Check the schedule here for more information.)


SUMMARY: 
"Annie and Peter have it all: successful careers, a lovely home and a good marriage, until failed attempts to start a family begin to turn their lives inside out. The choice to expand beyond the American border and adopt a child from Africa reveals to the couple new insight into their marriage, their identities, and their community. Faced with an ever more complex set of circumstances, they must decide together if they are willing to embark upon a most unexpected path to parenthood."



REVIEW EXCERPT;
"The Call, the first play in Profile Theatre’s new Tanya Barfield season, opened Saturday night at the Artists Rep complex, and suggests a season of playful, contemporary, issue-oriented, and curiosity-driven theater to come. It’s part domestic drama, part cultural-conflict theater, part situation comedy, part mystery thriller, and always smart and engaging." -Bob Hicks, ArtsWatch (You can read the rest of the article by clicking here.)



Monday, February 1, 2016

reminder: "Great Expectations" 2/4/16 at 7:30 pm

Portland Center Stage's production of



Adapted from Charles Dickens
by Lucinda Stroud


interpreted performance
Thursday, February 4, 2016
7:30 pm on the Main Stage
128 NW Eleventh Ave, Portland OR
interpreters: Dot Hearn, Sarah Hewlett, Andrew Weaver
sign coach: Justin Coleman

or call the box office at 503-445-3700


Based on Charles Dickens’ classic coming of age novel, Great Expectations tells the adventures of the Victorian orphan Pip. As a boy, Pip has three encounters with people that will change his life: the escaped convict Magwitch, the bewitching and cold Estella, and the unhinged Miss Havisham. When Pip comes into an unforeseen fortune and begins the life of a gentleman his past is not so easily left behind, and the surprising adventures of his new life are decidedly unexpected.