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 ...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

"Spiritrials" - interpreted performance

Boom Arts presents
 an interpreted performance of

written and performed by Dahlak Brathwaite


DATE & TIME: Saturday, April 29th at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: DISJECTA, 8371 N Interstate Ave, Portland OR
TICKETS: $20 ($12 students)  
Interpreter: Dana Walls


Hip Hop and theatre. Two powerful performance forms. Two amazing ways to tell stories. What happens when you put them together? 
Spiritrials is a live hip hop soundtrack, a theatrical meditation on race, religion and the criminal justice system.  
In Spiritrials, commissioned and produced by Oakland’s Youth Speaks and presented by Portland’s own Boom Arts, Los Angeles-based Def Poetry Jam alum Dahlak Brathwaite does just that, touching on issues like racial profiling, religion and faith, addiction and drug policy, criminal justice, and human imperfection through his own personal story. This virtuosic creator/performer, past winner of the Brave New Voices National Poetry Slam, flows seamlessly between rap, song, and storytelling, accompanied by beats and samples spun live from the turntable by DJ Dion Decibels and performing against a backdrop of lush projections by Joan Osato. Mr. Brathwaite’s funny, insightful, poignant, fiercely original creation is a do-not-miss performance experience.  

[Videos from prior performances]

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

"Lauren Weedman Doesn't Live Here Anymore" interpreted 4/20/17

Portland Center Stage
at The Armory presents
an interpreted performance of


written and performed by Lauren Weedman


DATE & TIME: Thur 4/20/17 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 128 NW 11th, Portland OR, main stage
TICKETS: order online with promo code SIGN
      or call the box office 503-445-3700
INTERPRETER: Dot Hearn
SIGN COACH: Irene Jazowick

"A World Premiere!

What do you do when your heart is broken? When your world seems to be falling apart, one frustration at a time? Grab a guitar, hitch up your jeans, and sing about it! From the star of HBO’s Looking and The People’s Republic of Portland at The Armory, Lauren Weedman (and her alter ego Tami Lisa) are ready to take you on a journey of heartbreak, laughter and fresh starts. Lauren will be joined by a band of fine musicians; and we’re pretty sure her hair will be bigger than ever. "

Run Time:  Approximately 80 minutes; no intermission.

Note: Recommended for ages 17 and up. Contains mature content, explicit language, strobe-like effects and adult situations. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production.







Monday, April 10, 2017

"Wild & Reckless, A Concert Event" interpreted 4/13/17

Portland Center Stage at The Armory
presents
an interpreted performance of

written and performed by
Blitzen Trapper




DAY & TIME: Thur 4/13/17 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 128 NW 11th Ave, Portland OR
TICKETS: Use promo code SIGN for right price, right seats ($25)
or phone the Box Office 503-445-3700
INTERPRETERS: Rich Hall and Dot Hearn
SIGN COACH: Irene Jazowick

A World Premiere!

Blitzen Trapper mined their lyrical storytelling and Oregonian roots to create a story for the stage that fuses the energy of a rock concert with the imaginative possibility of the theater. Wild and Reckless traces the unforgettable tale of two kids on the run, in a futuristic vision of Portland’s past. Evoking a bygone era of Portland, this sci-fi love story features a rock-and-roll score that pairs unreleased songs with favorites from the band’s catalog, including “Black River Killer” and “Astronaut.” Portland Center Stage at The Armory commissioned Wild and Reckless as the second world premiere in its new “Northwest Stories” series, dedicated to developing and producing stories about, or by artists from, the northwest region.


Run Time: Approximately 85 minutes; no intermission.

Note: Recommended for ages 17 and up. Contains theatrical haze, strobe-like lighting effects, mature content, explicit language and adult situations. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production.

Read a review from The Oregonian/Oregonlive





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