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 ...

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Touretteshero in May *all 6 events interpreted*

BoomArts presents



a talk, an experiential workshop, and four performances
with Touretteshero from the UK

*all events will be interpreted*

Quick overview (more info below).

Tues, May 8th     6:00-7:30 pm "Laughter, Access, Diversity, & Inclusion: Jess Thom, Changing the World One Tic at a Time" at Multnomah County Library downtown, a discussion with Jess Thom

Thu 5/4 & Sat 5/5   7:30-9:30 pm  "Stand Up, Sit Down, Roll Over" performances, artist presentation, and a short conversation. All performances are *relaxed; at Echo Theatre in SE Portland.

Sun 5/6   2:00-5:00 pm "Heroes of the Imagination, a workshop with Touretteshero" for kids of all abilities and their families, *relaxed and fun, experiential; at Echo Theatre in SE Portland.

Thu 5/11 & Sat 5/12   7:30-9:30 pm  "Stand Up, Sit Down, Roll Over" performances, artist presentation, and a short conversation. All performances are *relaxed; at Echo Theatre in SE Portland.

*All Touretteshero performances are offered as “relaxed,” meaning all audiences are welcome to move around or make noise if and as they wish or need.


Tues, May 8th     6:00-7:30 pm       "Laughter, Access, Diversity, & Inclusion: Jess Thom, Changing the World One Tic at a Time" at Multnomah County Library downtown, a discussion with Jess Thom

"Internationally acclaimed UK writer, artist and part-time superhero Jess Thom (Touretteshero) is committed to increasing opportunities for those living with Tourette’s Syndrome. She characterizes herself as a ‘superhero’ not a ‘sufferer’ of the condition she has experienced since she was a child. In her thoughtful, funny, and groundbreaking presentation, Ms. Thom will speak about making visible the hidden barriers that exclude people with disabilities, and others, from public spaces. Whose responsibility it is to adapt to our culture? What are our preconceptions about disability? How can disability be reconceptualized as a springboard for creativity and spontaneity? How does diversity and inclusive thinking benefit all of us? Together, Ms. Thom argues, we can ‘change the world one tic at a time.’"


Thu 5/4 & Sat 5/5   7:30-9:30 pm  "Stand Up, Sit Down, Roll Over" performances, artist presentation, and a short conversation. All performances are relaxed - meaning all audiences are welcome to move around or make noise if and as they wish or need.

Boom Arts presents four one-of-a-kind evenings of highly irreverent stand-up from one of Europe's most distinctive voices in arts and disability justice, accompanied by performance & conversation programs featuring local and visiting artists. May 4, 5, 11, & 12 at 7:30pm at Echo Theater, 1515 SE 37th Ave. Tickets $12 and up at www.boomarts.org.

Guest artists:
-Friday, May 4: Jan Derbyshire, Vancouver-based artist and comedian and facilitator/consultant for Canada’s Deaf, Disability, and Mad Arts sector
-Saturday, May 5: Portland’s own Disability Art & Culture Project, Artistic Director Kathy Coleman, and the Inclusive Arts Vibe Dance Company



Sun 5/6   2:00-5:00 pm "Heroes of the Imagination, a workshop with Touretteshero" for kids of all abilities and their families, relaxed and fun, experiential; at Echo Theater, 1515 SE 37th Ave, Portland

An afternoon of free, fully accessible, multi-sensory drop-in activities for disabled and non-disabled children (and their grown up sidekicks) created and facilitated by Touretteshero and featuring superhero-themed activities. Heroes of the Imagination is wheelchair accessible; a roaming American Sign Language interpreter and an audio describer will be on hand to make sure everyone can get involved; and a “chill space” will be set up for anyone who needs a break. Over the course of the afternoon, children will discover their powers, create their own superhero identity, and use their imaginations to change the world.


Thu 5/11 & Sat 5/12   7:30-9:30 pm  "Stand Up, Sit Down, Roll Over" performances, artist presentation, and a short conversation. All performances are relaxed - meaning all audiences are welcome to move around or make noise if and as they wish or need.

Boom Arts presents four one-of-a-kind evenings of highly irreverent stand-up from one of Europe's most distinctive voices in arts and disability justice, accompanied by performance & conversation programs featuring local and visiting artists. May 4, 5, 11, & 12 at 7:30pm at Echo Theater, 1515 SE 37th Ave. Tickets $12 and up at www.boomarts.org.

Guest artists:
-Friday, May 11: Portland-based multidisciplinary performance project Wobbly Dance and documentary filmmaker Cheryl Green
-Saturday, May 12: Portland-based performer Little Clown Big Shoes plus TBD
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Friday, April 13, 2018

PCS: And So We Walked interpreted 4/19/18 @ 7:30p

an interpreted performance of

Written and Performed by DeLanna Studi 
Directed by Corey Madden
 
  And So We Walked In Performance from Portland Center Stage on Vimeo.

DATE & TIME: Thur 4/19/18 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: The Armory, 128 NW Eleventh, Portland OR 97205
TICKETS: use promo code SIGN online for community discount or call 503-445-3700
INTERPRETER: Carolyn Brockway
SIGN COACH: Justin Coleman

A frank, funny and inspiring story of a contemporary Cherokee woman who goes on a six-week, 900-mile journey with her father along the Trail of Tears to better understand her own identity and the conflicts of her nation. And So We Walked is a powerful, multi-faceted dramatic memoir that draws on interviews, historical research and the artist’s personal experiences to convey the complexities and conflicts with which the Cherokee wrestle. 
DeLanna Studi returns to The Armory for her own very personal play after starring as Marie Dorion/Sarah Astor in Astoria: Part One and Two.


Run Time: Approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, including one intermission.

Note: Recommended for ages 13 and up. Contains some mature language. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production at The Armory.




Monday, March 19, 2018

reminder: The Magic Play 4/22 @ 7:30p

Portland Center Stage at The Armory
presents
an interpreted performance of


By Andrew Hinderaker
Directed by Halena Kays
with magic created by Brett Schneider

DATE & TIME: Thursday 3/22 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 128 NW Eleventh, Portland OR
TICKETS: use promo code SIGN online;
or call the Box Office 503-445-3700
INTERPRETERS: Dot Hearn and Dana Walls
SIGN COACH: Jayodin Mosher
"A theater is a realm of illusion. So is a magic show. Playwright Andrew Hinderaker mashes these traditions together with alluring results. The Magic Play follows a young magician trying to get through a live show just hours after his partner has left him. As the performance progresses, he confronts the fact that the spectacular tricks that impress people on stage don’t serve him as well when it comes to building truthful personal relationships. This mesmerizing new play questions the extent to which we must be honest with ourselves in order to be so with those we love."

Run Time: Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one intermission.
Note:  Recommended for ages 16 and up. Contains adult situations and explicit language. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production at The Armory.

                                                    
         

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Reminder: "Scarlet" interpreted 3/14 at 7:30 pm

Portland Playhouse presents
an interpreted performance of
"Scarlet" 
(a musical)

By Michelle Horgen
Directed by Brian Weaver and Jessica Wallenfels
 

DATE & TIME: Wed March 14th at 7:30 pm

LOCATION: 602 NE Prescott, Portland OR
    *parking available in the school lot, 1 1/2 blocks north*

TICKETS: available online or call the Box Office (503) 488-5822
INTERPRETERS: Dot Hearn & Kassie Hughes


"Condemned by her community, Hester fights to build a life for her and her daughter in Puritan Boston, Massachusetts. Funny, sweet, and heroic; this new musical based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter stars Rebecca Teran, Isaac Lamb, Susannah Mars, Darius Pierce, Dana Green and many other Portland favorites!"


Produced in Partnership with Bitch Media and PHAME!

"...here, in 2018, as women are still fighting to be viewed by legislators, religious leaders, and employers as fully human, with the same liberties and opportunities as men, the time seems more than right for an update of Hester Prynne’s story." - Andi Zeisler, co-founder and creative/editorial director of Bitch Media





Tuesday, February 13, 2018

"Kodachrome" interpreted 2/22/18

Portland Center Stage at The Armory
presents
an interpreted performance of


DATE & TIME:  Thurs. Feb. 22 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 128 NW Eleventh St, Portland OR
TICKETS: use promo code SIGN online for community discount
INTERPRETERS: KT Corlett and Kassie Hughes
SIGN COACH: Justin Coleman

Welcome to Colchester, a small town where everybody knows each other and the pace of life allows the pursuit of love to take up as much space as it needs. Our tour guide is Suzanne, the town photographer, who lets us peek into her neighbors’ lives to catch glimpses of romance in all its stages of development. A play about love, nostalgia, the seasons and how we learn to say goodbye.
A world premiere from our 2015 JAW festival (previously titled Colchester).
Run Time: Approximately 90 minutes, no intermission.

Note: Recommended for ages 12 and up. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production at The Armory.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

"Astoria, part two" interpreted 2/8/18

Portland Center Stage at The Armory
presents
an interpreted performance of


Adapted and directed by Chris Coleman
 Based on the book ASTORIA: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire, A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival by Peter Stark
DATE & TIME: Thursday, February 8th at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 128 NW Eleventh, Portland OR
TICKETS: order online with promo code SIGN or call the box office
INTERPRETERS: Krista Harmon and Andrew Weaver
SIGN COACH: Justin Coleman
World Premiere!
Continuing the ambitious adventure of Part One, which told the stories of the Astor expeditions by land and sea to establish trade routes to the Pacific Northwest, Part Two is about the extraordinary endeavors that lead to the establishment of Astoria, the first permanent United States settlement on the West Coast.


Run Time:  Approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, including one intermission.


Note:  Recommended for ages 14 and up. Contains gunshot sound effects, and some mature content and language. The actors in this production will be using tobacco-free herbal pipes. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production at The Armory.

Monday, January 29, 2018

PLC: What Matters -Songs of Social Justice - interpreted 2/3

Portland Lesbian Choir presents


"What Matters: Songs of Social Justice"


INTERPRETED: Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 7:30pm
Central Lutheran Church – 1820 NE 21st Ave, Portland, Oregon 97212

Portland Lesbian Choir presents "What Matters: Songs of Social Justice". These promise to be two powerful evenings full of hope, intersectional connection, and beautiful music. Featuring special guest performer Cynthia Butts. Join the Portland Lesbian Choir as they kick off their 32nd concert season, along with director Mary McCarty and PLC's famed accompanist, Kim Horenstein. Saturday night show ASL interpreted.
 
Tickets: $15 presale/$18 at the door, $12 senior/student, children 5 & under are free

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Kodachrome - interpreted performance 2/22

Portland Center Stage at The Armory presents
an interpreted performance of


By Adam Szymkowicz
Directed by Rose Riordan


DATE & TIME: Thursday, February 22nd at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 128 NW Eleventh, Portland OR
TICKETS: order with promo code SIGN online
*you may qualify for other discounts, check the website here*
INTERPRETERS: KT Corlett and Kassie Hughes
SIGN COACH: Justin Coleman

SUMMARY:
Welcome to Colchester, a small town where everybody knows each other and the pace of life allows the pursuit of love to take up as much space as it needs. Our tour guide is Suzanne, the town photographer, who lets us peek into her neighbors’ lives to catch glimpses of romance in all its stages of development. A play about love, nostalgia, the seasons and how we learn to say goodbye.
A world premiere from our 2015 JAW festival

Run Time:  Approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, including one intermission.
Note:  Recommended for ages 12 and up. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production at The Armory.

"Astoria - part two" - interpreted performance

Portland Center Stage at The Armory presents
an interpreted performance of

Adapted and directed by Chris Coleman
Based on the book "ASTORIA: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire, A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival" by Peter Stark


DATE & TIME: Thursday, Feb 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: The Armory, 128 NW Eleventh, Portland OR
TICKETS:  use promo code SIGN to purchase online
*you may qualify for other discounts, check the website here*
INTERPRETERS: Krista Harmon and Andrew Weaver
SIGN COACH: Justin Coleman

SUMMARY:
A World Premiere!
Continuing the ambitious adventure of Part One, which told the stories of the Astor expeditions by land and sea to establish trade routes to the Pacific Northwest, Part Two is about the extraordinary endeavors that lead to the establishment of Astoria, the first permanent United States settlement on the West Coast.


Run Time: Approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, including one intermission.

Note: Recommended for ages 14 and up. Contains gunshot sound effects, and some mature content and language. The actors in this production will be using tobacco-free herbal pipes. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production at The Armory.

Portland Playhouse,
in partnership with Bitch Media and PHAME,
present an interpreted performance of

a new musical

By Michelle Horgen
Directed by Brian Weaver



DATE & TIME: Wednesday, March 14th at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: 602 NE Prescott, Portland, OR 97211
TICKETS: available online; select from the YELLOW seats
INTERPRETERS: Dot Hearn and Kassie Hughes


ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION:
Funny, sweet, and heroic; a new musical based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter featuring Portland favorites: Susannah Mars, Isaac Lamb, Darius Pierce, Dana Green, Rebecca Teran and many more.

A new musical in partnership with Bitch Media and PHAME!


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Sunday, January 21, 2018

2.5 Minute Ride - interpreted 2/2

Profile Theatre presents
an interpreted performance of

written by Lisa Kron
performed by Allison Mickelson


DATE & TIME: Friday, February 2, 2018 at 7:30 pm

LOCATION: 1515 SW Morrison, Portland OR
Alder stage (lower level)

TICKETS: best to call and request interpreted section  503-242-0080

INTERPRETER: Dot Hearn




Summary:
Lisa invites you on the Kron family “vacation” to Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio. You see, in spite of near-blindness, diabetes and a heart condition, Lisa’s 75-year-old father Walter insists on yearly trips to the world capital of roller coasters. But this isn’t the only journey they take together. Lisa also accompanies him to Auschwitz, where his parents were killed, and where she comes to understand more clearly the joys and sorrows of her father’s heart. A complex and searingly funny meditation on how human beings make sense of tragedy, grief, and everyday life.

Wonderfully evocative and often seriously funny, [Kron] sets off emotional vibrations that just won’t stop.“ –Ben Brantley, New York Times

One of the most tender and discerning family tragicomedies in recent memory.” –Linda Winer, New York Newsday

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Weaving Women Together - interpreted 1/24/18

Portland Playhouse presents
an interpreted performance of

written and performed by Nikki Weaver




Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018  

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Hampton Opera Center, 211 SE Caruthers St, Portland.

Tickets: General seating $20; purchase online or at the door

Interpreter: Dot Hearn






Summary:
"In October 2015, Nikki Weaver sent a letter to 60 women - some she knew and some she didn’t - requesting a piece of fabric and an explanation of its sentimental value. The result is Weaving Women Together, an entirely female-driven piece about the loss of Weaver’s mother and how she has collected her in other women, and a magic skirt made entirely of the tales - and fabric - shared by these women."
Running Time: 75 minutes