Quick Glance Season List

Looking Forward in a Time of Flux

*update 10/15/2020: Theatres are moving into virtual live-streamed and recorded events, a few in-person events with safety protocols + limit...

Thursday, March 19, 2020

COVID-19 related update

[update July 15, 2020] In-person theater for the remainder of the 2019-20 season was cancelled or postponed. The medical  and scientific communities are still monitoring the coronavirus, watching trends, making predictions. We are living in a time of constant flux - globally, nationwide, and locally. There are many conversations happening around performances of all kinds, with the exploration of options and possibilities. New forms are being created or old ones revised. But, for now, live theater in a closed space with 100 or 200 or 800 people is months away; current predictions are 6-18 months. Broadway in NYC announced there will be no productions for the remainder of 2020; other performance venues and companies are following suit. There may not be a 2020-21 season; or there may be a shortened one.

I am continuing to work with a few local theater on providing access for productions as things change. And change again. There are some exciting possibilities ahead - which I can't tell you, yet, because there is still so much which is unknown. Theatre is not dead - it is being adapted to this requirements of this current time we are living in. I will continue to try to share online opportunities as they become available, as new forms are created and shared, as I find new Deaf productions being shared. I look forward to the time when we can be in the room together, sharing laughter and breath and tears and surprise and wonder with the actors on the stage and tech crew in the booth and backstage. Until that time, let's keep our creativity alive and support the efforts of each other as we navigate distancing and face masks and large gathering bans.

You can also check us out on Facebook @paiaPDX, where there are links to Deaf productions, conversations about signing in theatre, online Deaf film and arts events, Deaf improv comedy, and more.


[update 3/20/2020]  As the US tries to flatten the curve, slow the spread and respond to COVID-19, many people are feeling the impact as there are curfews and gathering bans. Theater and other arts organizations are making difficult decisions or being mandated to close. As of 3/18/2020 it is unknown how long the current level of crisis will last, or when we can begin returning to theatres and movies and soccer matches and more.

Here is an updated list of interpreted performances which are still on the schedule, some cancellations and postponements. I do expect that many of the plays through the rest of the season will be cancelled; but, for now, we wait and see what happens.

MAR 2020
*cxld* Th 03/19/20  PCS      The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
*postponed* Sa 03/21/20  PGMC   Reflections  (8:00 pm)
*postponed*  Su 03/22/20  PGMC   Reflections  (3:00 pm)
*cxld* Th 03/26/20  PCS       9 Parts of Desire
*cxld* Sa 03/28/20  NWCT  Elephant & Piggie’s, We are in a Play – On Tour (Portland 11AM)

APR 2020
*cxld* Sa 04/18/20  CORR    Kissing the Witch  
*postponed* W 04/22/20   PPH      Thurgood   

MAY 2020
Th 05/07/20   PCS      Howards End
*cxld* Su 05/10/20   STT      The Antipodes
Sa 05/1620   NWCT    Elephant & Piggie’s, We are in a Play – On Tour (Salem 11AM)
Sa 05/16/20   PCC      In The Blood (7:00 pm)
Sa 05/16/20   NWCT   Seussical (at noon)
M 05/18/20   PCS       Teen Program Spring Showcase - free

JUN 2020
*postponed*  Fr 06/05/20   PROF    By the Way, Meet Vera Stark        
Th 06/18/20  PCS       Cambodian Rock Band


*Key to Theater Abbreviations, with links*

CORR   Corrib Theatre
NWCT   Northwest Childrens Theater and School
PCC      Portland Community College, Sylvania
PCS      Portland Center Stage at The Armory
PGMC  Portland Gay Men's Chorus
PPH      Portland Playhouse
PROF   Profile Theatre
STT      Shaking the Tree Theatre