Quick list of ASL interpreted performances

2023-24 season Theatrical signed performances [updated 7/16/24]

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...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

reminder: "A Streetcar Named Desire" interpreted June 2 at PCS

Portland Center Stage presents
an interpreted performance of

Written by Tennessee Williams 
Directed by Chris Coleman

photo by Patrick Weishampel

Portland Center Stage, Main Stage
128 NW Eleventh St, Portland, OR

Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: use promo code SIGN to get right price, right seats
Interpreters: Rich Hall and Cheryl Witters

Sign Coach: Irene Jazowick

Synopsis: Tennessee Williams’ iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece is an exquisite study of the unraveling of Blanche DuBois, a fading southern belle. When she arrives unexpectedly on the doorstep of her sister, Stella, and her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski, Blanche is clinging desperately to a persona designed to help her survive. Over the course of one hot, sultry New Orleans summer, Blanche’s fragile facade slowly crumbles as she meets her match in the rough-hewn and hyper masculine Stanley, who is determined to expose her.

Cast: Demetrius Grosse and Deidrie Henry from NBC’s gripping new drama Game of Silence (premiering on April 12), will take on the roles of Stanley and Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire. Two other television regulars join them: Stella will be played by Kristen Adele (The Mysteries of Laura and Orange is the New Black, among others) and Mitch will be played by Keith Eric Chappelle (Madam Secretary and Elementary, among others; on Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun and Cyrano de Bergerac). Seven local actors complete the cast: Bobby Bermea, Dana Millican, Gilberto Martin del Campo, Anya Pearson, David Bodin, Sofia May-Cuxim and Blake Stone.

Note: A Streetcar Named Desire is recommended for ages 14+. Contains mature content and iconic lines like, “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” The actors in this production will be using tobacco-free herbal cigarettes. Children under 6 are not permitted at any PCS production.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

"Grand Concourse" interpreted Sat 5/28/16

Artists Repertory Theatre presents
an interpreted performance of

Written by Heidi Schreck
Directed by JoAnn Johnson

Artists Repertory Theatre
1515 SW Morrison, Portland, OR
on the Morrison Stage
Saturday, May 28th at 2:00 pm
Interpreters: Dot Hearn and Kassie Hughes

Tickets: $35 with code WHOOPS - request seats in the interpreted section. Box office 503.241.1278

In an industrial soup kitchen in the Bronx, Shelley is a nun struggling to pray and questioning her life’s work. Her world in service to the needy, alongside a Dominican immigrant security guard and joke-writing “regular,” is rocked when a rainbow-haired college drop-out comes to volunteer. The girl’s enthusiasm and erratic behavior will change the course of their lives. With touching humor this motley group unravels the intricacies of need, the vagaries of compassion and limits of forgiveness.

•Recently seen Off-Broadway comedic drama
•Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2014/15 Finalist
•West Coast Premiere

RUN TIME: 1 hour, 45 minutes. No intermission.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

PCC: Tales of the Arabian Nights Part II

Portland Community College
Theatre Arts Department presents
an interpreted performance of

by Mary Zimmerman

Actors in Arabian Nights

Saturday, May 14th at 7:00 pm
PCC Performing Arts Center (PAC), Sylvania Campus
12000 SW 49th Ave., Portland, OR 97219

Interpreters: Marie Groshans and Andrew Weaver

General Admission: $10
Students, PCC Staff, Seniors, Veterans and PCC Alumnae: $8, available at the box office one hour before curtain time of each performance in the PAC lobby, and in the PCC Bookstore

The story:
"A twelve-member cast enacts Scheherazade's tales of love, lust, comedy, and dreams. Scheherazade's cliffhanger stories prevent her husband, the cruel ruler Shahryar, from murdering her, and after 1,001 nights, Shahryar is cured of his madness, and Scheherazade returns to her family. This adaptation offers a wonderful blend of the lesser-known tales from Arabian Nights with the recurring theme of how the magic of storytelling holds the power to change people."
Actors in Arabian Nights