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, March 26, 2017

ART "Feathers and Teeth" interpreted 4/1 at 2:00

Artists Repertory Theatre presents
an interpreted performance of


By Charise Castro Smith
Directed by Dámaso Rodríguez


DATE: Saturday April 1st at 2:00 pm
WHERE: 1515 SW Morrison St, Portland
on the Morrison (upper) stage
TICKETS: use code ASL for discount community price & right seats,
or call box office 503.241.1278 and
request interpreted section seating
INTERPRETERS: KT Corlett and Dot Hearn

This fairytale concoction of teen angst and devastating loss make for a grisly good time in this crackling new “thrilledy” — a stew of dark comedy, family drama and fantastical carnage. It’s 1978 and 13-year-old Chris is reeling from her mom’s illness and recent death. Throw in dad’s new girlfriend (mom’s ex-nurse!), a few freaky little creatures and the boy next door, and things really get out of hand. Part monster tale and part revenge tragedy, the highly theatrical FEATHERS AND TEETH delivers a meaty exploration of grief and obsession.

•Dark Comedy
•2015 Kilroy List
•NW Premiere

RUN TIME: 90 minutes with no intermission


Short trailer:  [transcript: 70's rock music in the background and splashing sounds; along with creature noises when the pot appears]


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

"In The Heights" interpreted performance



Portland Community College Theatre Arts presents
an interpreted performance of



In the Heights
A Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical
music by Lin-Miguel Miranda
book by Quiara Alegria Hudes


DATE: Saturday, March 18th
TIME: 7:00 pm
LOCATION: PCC Sylvania, Performing Arts Center Theater (PAC)
12000 SW 49th Ave., Portland, OR 97219
TICKETS: General admission $15; students $10.
Due to popularity, recommend purchasing tickets in advance online.
INTERPRETERS: Marie Groshans, Kassie Hughes



“Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the music and lyrics based on the book by Quiara Alegría Hudes.

In the Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan. At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, Nina, a childhood friend of Usnavi’s, has returned to the neighborhood from her first year at college with surprising news for her parents, who have spent their life savings on building a better life for their daughter. Ultimately, Usnavi and the residents of the close-knit neighborhood get a dose of what it means to be home.

In foreground, actor Mason Congeyer as Benny surrounded by Lauren Hernandez-Lamont (upper left) as Carla, Brice Schmietenknop (lower left) as Vanessa, Hannah Thorton (middle right) as Daniela and Jade Tate as Nina Rosario.
 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

"Marjorie Prime" interpreted performance 3/4/17

Artists Repertory Theatre presents
an interpreted performance of


By Jordan Harrison
Directed by Adriana Baer


DATE & TIME: Sat. 3/4/17 at 2:00 pm
LOCATION: 1515 NW Morrison, Portland 97205
On the Alder (lower) Stage
TICKETS: online with code ASL or call 503.241.1278
Interpreters: Rich Hall and Carolyn Brockway

"In this inquisitive new drama, a family grapples with the difference between a life lived and a life remembered as 85-year-old Marjorie struggles to keep hold of her memories and identity, gently assisted by an artificial version of her late husband, Walter. An exploration of aging, memory and technology, MARJORIE PRIME peers into what lies ahead and how our past is rewritten to face today."


- 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama
- Season 4 writer/producer on Orange Is the New Black
- NW Premiere