Quick list of ASL interpreted performances

2023-24 season Theatrical signed performances [updated 4/10/24]

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...

Friday, November 11, 2022

11/18: "Blink" from Third Rail Repertory

Third Rail Repertory Theatre presents
an interpreted performance of

DATE & TIME: November 18th at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: CoHo Theater - 2257 NW Raleigh St, Portland, OR 97210
TICKETS: $25 & up (check possible discount options)
INTERPRETERS: KT Corlett and Sam Jackson

"Giving up grief's like giving up anything. When you start to think the battle's won that's when you're most exposed."

After each loses a parent, Sophie and Jonah struggle in parallel lives of isolation and loneliness, unable to find a foothold in the unfamiliar blur of London life. With both adrift and sinking fast, Sophie opens the door to an unconventional connection, and Jonah gladly walks through. Their worlds expand and contract - boundaries drawn, erased, and reconfigured. Blink offers a tender, quirky, painfully awkward, sweet, and often-times hilarious look at the fundamental human need to be seen - and the unexpected people who show up for us when we need it most. 


We are offering Pay-What-You-Will tickets to anyone who identifies as BIPOC for all of our programming this season. Use the promo code: BIPOC at checkout!

Thursday, November 10, 2022

11/19: "Sorry Wrong Number" & "The Hitchhiker" at PCC

Portland Community College presents
an interpreted performance of

stage adaptations of the radio dramas by Lucille Fletcher

  DATE & TIME: Saturday 11/19/2022 at 7:00 pm
LOCATION: The Little Theatre, PCC Sylvania
                        12000 SW 49th Ave. Portland, OR 97219
TICKETS: available at the door (cash or check only)
                  $5 students, PCC staff, veterans, and seniors; $10 general
INTERPRETERS: Marie Groshans and Courtney Borchert

Come see two plays considered “the greatest audio dramas ever written”. But wait! We’re producing them entirely for the stage!

In Sorry, Wrong Number, we meet Mrs. Stephenson, a sickly woman restricted to bed with only a telephone to connect her to her 1943 New York community. When she overhears a murder plot on a crossed line, she races the clock to save an unknown woman from a date with death! Will she succeed? Can she get anyone to believe her? And why is her husband so late in coming home? Come find out!

In The Hitchhiker, young Ronald Adams sets out from 1941 Brooklyn for the sunny shores of California, but he can’t avoid seeing the same Hitchhiker over and over. Is it a trick of the mind, or has Adams entered a different, relentless roadside reality?

In our first live and in-person production since the pandemic, we present these two suspenseful plays, each masterfully focusing on the isolation each character must overcome to avoid their own bitter end

Trigger warnings: high suspense, strangulation, and existential angst.

Running time: 90 minutes including a brief intermission (where you can view our Art Gallery!)

Friday, October 14, 2022

10/27: "the ripple, the wave that carried me home" at Portland Center Stage at The Armory

Portland Center Stage & Artists Repertory Theatre present
an interpreted performance of
By Christina Anderson

DATE & TIME: October 27th at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: The Armory, 128 NW Eleventh, Portland 97209
TICKETS: Check the Ticket Specials page to see what is available; 
                or use promo code SIGN to get a community discount
INTERPRETERS: Taiwo Olopade & Lo Aviles

Like diving into a glorious pool of water, this play suspends you with its bright humor and healing depth.

When Janice is pressed to return to her hometown and speak at a ceremony honoring her father, she has to reconcile with the childhood she’s tried to distance herself from and forget — one defined by her parents’ political activism and fight for the integration of their local swimming pools. Drawing on history that spans from 1930s segregation to the Rodney King trial and beyond, this deeply moving story explores the joys and challenges of forgiveness, justice, and the weight of one’s family legacy. Written by Tony Award-nominated playwright Christina Anderson, this gorgeous play was just selected as the winner of the coveted Horton Foote Prize!

“Anderson is a gifted playwright you want to pay attention to. She has the voice of a poet.” Variety


10/27: "The Last White Man" from Bag&Baggage Productions

Bag&Baggage Productions presents
an interpreted performance of
by Bill Cain

DATE & TIME: October 27th at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: The Vault Theater, 350 E Main St, Hillsboro OR 97123
TICKETS: Pay-what-you-will starting at $20. Let your generosity pick the price!
INTERPRETERS: Rich Hall and Marie Groshans

Playing Hamlet is no easy task. In a troubled production, three successive actors fight their way through Shakespeare’s longest and most challenging role. Movie star Charlie, his understudy Rafe and the transcendent Tigg battle doubts, ghosts, critics, and each other while trying to prove that each of theirs is the performance to remember. There’s even a disco number to add to the craziness! Bill Cain has penned a thrilling, fast-moving love poem to writers and actors, and everything that makes theatre the greatest show on Earth. This show marks the return of Bag&Baggage Productions Founding Artistic DIrector, Scott Palmer, to the very stage he built. He will guest direct this play, and Apples in Winter, later in the season.

Strong language and themes, including suicide and self harm. This show also includes some strobing/moving lighting effects

Thursday, October 13, 2022

10/23: "How I Learned to Drive" at Pacific University

Pacific University Theatre & Dance present
an interpreted performance of

by Paula Vogel

DATE & TIME: Sunday October 23, 2022 at 2:00 pm
LOCATION: Pacific University, Warner Hall, 2115 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove  97116
TICKETS: at the door - free for students and $5 for general admission
INTERPRETERS: Marie Groshans and Gilly Platt

"Pacific University’s Theatre Department is proud to present its Fall 2022 production, How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel and directed by guest artist Matthew B. Zrebski.

How I Learned to Drive is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. A wildly funny, surprising, and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man.

Please note that this play contains explicit content and sensitive themes. Recommended for ages 13 and up."

Sunday, October 9, 2022

10/20: "Chicken & Biscuits" interpreted at Portland Playhouse

Portland Playhouse presents
an interpreted performance of

By Douglas Lyons
Date & Time: October 20, 2022 at 7:30p; doors at 6:30p
Location: 602 NE Prescott Street, Portland 97211
Tickets: $25 (select ACCESS)
Interpreters: Pamela and Edwin Cancel
Coming to Portland Playhouse from Broadway, A family comedy that’ll leave you begging for seconds…
Join Baneatta and Beverly as they gather to celebrate the life of Daddy. Baneatta’s praying for a peaceful reunion, despite all the spice her family brings. But, in the middle of all the chaos, a family secret walks in and the pot boils over.  

Meet The Family

Baneatta: Just wants to bury Daddy right…
Reginald: Baneatta’s husband, who’s trying to keep the peace & write the eulogy…
Simone: Baneatta & Reginald’s daughter, and Baneatta’s favorite (that’s not the secret)…
Kenny: Baneatta & Reginald’s son. He’s fabulous and knows it…
Logan: Kenny’s very white, very Jewish Boyfriend…
Beverly: Baneatta’s sister, showing up to church ready to show just what God has blessed her with…
La’Trice: Beverly’s daughter, who just can’t help but stir the pot…
And… a family secret that’s been cooking for SO. MANY. YEARS.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

*ASL cancelled* ART's "The Hombres" interpreted 9/30/2022

Artists Repertory Theatre presents
an interpreted performance of

ASL interpretation is cancelled 
due to COVID infection in the interpreting team.

The Friday 9/30 performance will continue; but it will not be interpreted. 

The Hombres


Date & Time: Friday, September 30th at 7:30 pm
Tickets: Pay at your comfort level $20-60
Location: Ellen Bye Theatre at The Armory (lower level)
                128 NW Eleventh, Portland OR 97209

Set in New Jersey, The Hombres offers a delicate, funny exploration of masculinity and intimacy of male friendships. Three Latino construction workers are drawn to the yoga studio, initially by voyeuristically watching women in classes from their job site next door. Gradually, their curiosity draws them in, one by one, to private, after-hours classes with the gay instructor whose sexual orientation challenges their machismo and sense of self. A laugh out loud, fresh, nuanced look at the complexity of male friendships through the lens of the machismo culture.
Artists Repertory Theatre is committed to protecting the health and well-being of patrons, artists, and staff. All patrons to ART events must wear face masks at all times except when eating or drinking in designated areas.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Biased Brains - ASL night Fri 9/23

Why Do Our Brains Care About Belonging & Inclusion?

DATE & TIME: Friday 9/23/2022.  Doors at 7:00pm / Show at 7:30pm

LOCATION: The Siren Theater, 315 NW Davis St, Portland, OR 97209

INTERPRETERS:   Ruth Nardecchia & Chelsea Huber

TICKETS: Suggested scale of $20-$40 (PWYW)

RAFFLE PRIZES: Expect goodies galore from local PDX businesses

We’re leaving shame ‘n’  blame at the door as we explore the Neurology of Equity & Inclusion in an approachable (and dare we say FUN?!) format. Is it a workshop? Is it a play? It’s BOTH!

We’ll first learn about why our brains are hard-wired to do some weird sh*t in a 45-minute workshop facilitated by Monica Dailey. Everyone is at different stages in their personal Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) journeys, and this workshop will be an opportunity to check in with yourself and take advantage of this safe space for quiet self-reflection. There will be no group discussion or public sharing.

After a 15-minute intermission, the workshop concepts come to life in a scripted play. Welcome to Sk8Town, where our fun-loving roller rink employees experience a barrage of brain biases! Our fully BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+ cast collectively wrote the script, drawing on personal experiences and sprinkling on humor to make these stories more palatable. 

Starring & Written by Elena Afanasiev, Jonathan Wexler, Mariah Mercedes Munoz, Monica Dailey, Shelly Santa Cruz, and Talon Bigelow

Things to note:

- Cash & card accepted for concessions & tickets at the door 
- Masks are highly appreciated when not actively drinking or eating
- Please stay home if you are not feeling well or have had recent exposure to COVID
- Performers will not be masked

**Biased Brains is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council**

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

2022-23 Interpreted Performance: the quick list

(Updated 07/07/2023A quick list of interpreted performance dates for the 2022-23 season at several Portland OR metro area venues. The show titles link to the specific production page (when available). Below the season is a key to the theatre abbreviations. Check back for updates. You can also follow Performing Arts Interpreting Alliance on Facebook [paiaPDX] and/or Instagram [paia_pdx] for additional information, insights, play reviews, and more.

Check the theatres' websites for the most up to date information regarding safety protocols or programming updates

The following two productions are available for streaming on-demand with ASL interpretation 

ART: Mercury Company     Berlin Diaries
ART: Mercury Company     Magellanica 

The following interpreted performance list will be updated as new productions are added.

JUL 2023
July 28-30     PCS       JAW New Play Festival 

*Key to Theater Abbreviations, with links*

ART        Artists Repertory Theatre
B&B        Bag & Baggage Productions
CORR     Corrib Theatre
MODA     Rose Quarter/Moda Center/Veterans Memorial Coliseum
PacU       Pacific University 
PCC        Portland Community College, Sylvania 
PCS        Portland Center Stage at The Armory
PGMC     Portland Gay Men's Chorus
PLC        Portland Lesbian Choir
PPH        Portland Playhouse
RES        The Reser
TRR        Third Rail Repertory Theatre


SEPT 2022
09/08/2022    PCS    tick, tick, BOOM!
09/23/2022    "Biased Brains" at The Siren Theater
09/30/2022    ART    The Hombres cancelled due to interpreter COVID infection

OCT 2022
10/20/2022  PPH     Chicken & Biscuits
10/23/2022    PacU    How I Learned to Drive
10/27/2022    B&B    The Last White Man
10/27/2022    PCS      the ripple, the wave that carried me home
10/30/2022    Fuse     Story Share: Origin Stories 

NOV 2022
11/11/2022    RES     Caroline Shaw & SŌ Percussion  
11/18/2022    TRR     Blink    
11/19/2022    PCC     Wrong Number & The Hitchhiker 

DEC 2021
12/01/2022   PCS       Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord
12/01/2022   CORR   Metaverse
12/3-4/2022  PLC       Be A Light
12/08/2022   PPH       A Christmas Carol   
12/08/2022   PCS       It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
12/9-11/22    PGMC   Light the Way Home 
12/15/2022   B&B      Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

JAN 2023
01/20/2023   ART       American Fast
01/29/2023   PLC       Breaking the Ice

FEB 2023
02/02/2023   PCS       Ms Holmes & Ms Watson, Apt 2B cancelled due to interpreter illness
02/22/2023   PPH       What I Learned in Paris    cancelled

MAR 2023
03/31/2023   TRR       I'm Black when I'm Singing, I'm Blue when I Ain't  cancelled due to loss of interpreting team

MAR 2023
03/09/2023   PCS       Young Americans
03/10/2023   CORR    Trade
03/11/2022   PCC       Dekalog
03/16/2023   B&B      I F#@!ing Hate Shakespeare
03/19/2023   PacU      Importance of Being Earnest *matinee at 2:00p*
03/16/2023   PCS       Where We Belong 
03/23/2023   B&B      Apples in Winter

APR 2023
04/26/2023   PPH       Great Wide Open

MAY 2022
05/04/2023    PCS       Choir Boy *not interpreted: interpreter emergency*
05/19/2023   CORR    Myra's Story
05/20/2022    PCC      Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde
05/26/2023    ART      True Story 

JUN 2023
06/02/2023    TRR      Mary Jane 
06/07/2023    PPH      The Sounds of Afrolitical Movement *not interpreted; interpreter emergency*
06/22/2023    PCS      A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

2021-22 Interpreted Performances Quick List

Here is a quick list of interpreted performance dates for  the 2021-22 season at several Portland, OR theaters. The show titles link to the specific production page (when available). Below the season is a key to the theatre abbreviations. Check back for updates. You can also follow Performing Arts Interpreting Alliance on Facebook [paiaPDX] and/or Instagram [paia_pdx] for additional information, insights, play reviews, and more.

Check COVID-19 and other health protocols currently in place for each location you plan to visit. These are updated by the theatres according to their policies and current local and nation health commission recommendations. Check the theatres' websites for the most up to date information. (Updated 6/15/2022)

Available online on-demand with ASL interpretation 
ART: Mercury Company     Berlin Diaries
ART: Mercury Company     Magellanica 

JUN 2022
6/7/2022           PCS     Young Playwrights Showcase *free*
6/9/2022          PCS  Rent
6/11/2022         PLC     Hold Fast to Dreams *Concert*
6/11/2022         PCC    The Me Nobody Knows *free; live-stream (Zoom)
6/18/2022         B&B   Troy USA *interpreters canceled due to possible COVID-19*
6/19/2022        CORR  Kissing the Witch *interpreters canceled due to COVID-19*

JUL 2022
7/1/2022          TRR     Meredith Willson's The Music Man
July 22-24        PCS     JAW - playwright festival public readings

*Key to Theater Abbreviations, with links*

ART        Artists Repertory Theatre
B&B        Bag&Baggage Productions
CORR     Corrib Theatre
MODA    Rose Quarter/Moda Center/Veterans Memorial Coliseum
PacU       Pacific University
PCC        Portland Community College, Sylvania 
PCS         Portland Center Stage at The Armory
PGMC     Portland Gay Men's Chorus
PLC         Portland Lesbian Choir
PPH         Portland Playhouse

TRR        Third Rail Repertory Theatre

Earlier interpreted performances this season:

OCT 2021
10/23/2021 PacU    Far Away
10/28/2021 PCS      Frida  

NOV 2021
11/11/2021 PPH  Barbecue
11/14/2021      ART      The Chinese Lady
11/20/2021      PCC     The Odyssey Part 1 (live streaming on Zoom)

DEC 2021
12/09/2021 PPH     Christmas Carol (evening)
12/10/2021      PGMC  Gather at 8 pm
12/11/2021      PGMC  Gather at 8 pm
12/12/2021      PGMC  Gather at 3 pm
12/11/2021 PPH     Christmas Carol (matinee at 2 pm)
12/15/2021 PCS     Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (school matinee, 11 am)
12/16/2021 PCS     Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (evening)

JAN 2022
1/29/2022       PLC     Be The Light (concert) *rescheduled due to rising COVID cases*

FEB 2022
2/3/2022         PCS     The Great Leap  
2/10/2022 PCS     Hedwig and the Angry Inch   
2/17/2022 PPH     Thurgood

MAR 2022
3/12/2022        PCC     Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (livestream via Zoom)
3/24/2022        PCS     Gem of the Ocean 
3/25-26/2022  PGMC  Learn to Fly
3/31/2022 PPH     Titus Andronicus

APR 2022
4/21/2022 PCS     Freestyle Love Supreme 

MAY 2022
5/04/2022        ART     The Children
5/26/2022 PPH     Bella: An American tall tale

JUN 2022

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

TMLMBGB: 30 Plays in 60 Minutes: interpreted!

Portland Community College Theatre Arts
a livestreamed, ASL interpreted performance
Saturday, March 12th at 7:00 pm. via Zoom
(see link following description to register for the performance)


Performances will be held on Zoom and will run approximately 60 minutes, followed by live talkbacks with the director, crew, and cast! The link below will take you to registration for the live Zoom interpreted performance.

Saturday, March 12, 2022, 7pm (ASL interpretation) – house opens at 6:30pm, curtain at 7pm

"There is no cost for tickets, but we request that you donate to the PCC Theatre Arts Scholarship Fund. Any donation amount is appreciated, and funds help PCC Theatre Arts students pursue their goals in academics. Thank you!"