Quick list of ASL interpreted performances

2023-24 season Theatrical signed performances [updated 7/16/24]

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...

Monday, December 30, 2013

"Neverland" at Oregon School for the Deaf


the story of Peter Pan
created and performed by OSD students

January 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm
OSD in the gym
999 Locust Street, Salem, OR

Admission is FREE

This play is performed in American Sign Language 
and will be voice interpreted for the signing impaired. 

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Jan - Mar 2014 Interpreted Performances Overview

More information about each of these interpreted performances will be coming. But I wanted to give you an overview of several interpreted performances in the next three months. There is quite a variety and I am especially excited about some new projects in the works.

You can also check out SignPlay for information on the Broadway Across America, Oregon Children's Theatre, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival upcoming shows.

Interpreted performance dates:

Thu 1/23/14 at Profile Theatre
"Eyes for Consuela" by Sam Shepard

Summary: "Awoken from his dreams, Henry, an American with a quiet past, throws himself into the Mexican jungle chasing after shadows of regret. Entranced by adventure, music, and his own obsession, he finds himself in a game where the rules move to an unknown rhythm and the truth is in the eye of the beholder."

Thu 1/30/14 at Portland Center Stage
"Chinglish" by David Henry Hwang

Summary: "An American businessman heads to Asia to score a lucrative contract for his family’s firm—but the deal isn’t the only thing getting lost in translation when he collides with a Communist minister, a bumbling consultant and a suspiciously sexy bureaucrat. Hilarity ensues in this new comedy."

Fri 1/31/14 eve and Sun 2/2/14 matinee 
CoHo Productions
"Enjoy" by Toshiki Okada

note: purchase tickets early, as seating is very limited.

Summary: "... a chronicle of post-college ennui and 21st Century relationships in Japan’s Lost Decade Generation.  The static lives of several self-obsessed GenX internet cafĂ© clerks are thrown out of balance by the presence of a younger female co-worker, who rightly makes them question the meaning of their lives in a shifting socio-economic landscape."

Thu 2/20/14 at Portland Center Stage
"Bo-Nita" by Elizabeth Heffron

Summary: "Life’s not easy for Bo-Nita. It never is for a 13-year-old, but especially one who winds up with a dead, semi-ex-stepfather on her bedroom floor. With humor, pathos and a dash of midwest magic realism, Bo-Nita follows a mother and daughter’s journey through a working-class America of dwindling resources, and the lengths they must go to stay together and keep their beat alive."

Thu 3/13/14 at Portland Center Stage
"A Small Fire" by Adam Bock

Summary: "A Small Fire follows John and Emily Bridges, a long-married couple whose happy, middle-class lives are upended when Emily falls victim to a mysterious disease. As this indomitable woman’s senses are slowly stripped away—smell, taste, sight—she finds herself suddenly and completely dependent on the husband whose endless devotions she had always taken for granted."

Sat 3/15/14 at Portland Community College, Sylvania 
"The Real Inspector Hound" by Tom Stoppard

Summary: "Feuding theatre critics Moon and Birdboot, the first a fusty philanderer and the second a pompous and vindictive second stringer, are swept into the whodunit they are viewing. In the hilarious spoof of Agatha Christie-like melodramas that follows, the body under the sofa proves to be the missing first-string critic. As mists rise about isolated Muldoon Manor, Moon and Birdboot become dangerously implicated in the lethal activities of an escaped madman."

Sat 3/22/14 and Sun 3/23/14 
Jayanthi Raman Dance Company

An Experimental Dance Theater using Bharatha Natyam and Contemporary Dance with Sign Language for story telling.


Friday, December 13, 2013

PCS: Santaland Diaries 12/19/13

Portland Center Stage presents
an interpreted performance of

        Santaland Diaries        

"Based on the outlandish and true chronicles of David Sedaris’ experience as Crumpet the Elf in Macy’s Santaland display, this hilarious cult classic features comic encounters during the height of the holiday crunch. Portland favorite Darius Pierce returns this season as Crumpet! "

Date & Time: Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 pm
Location: PCS at The Armory, on the Ellen Bye Stage (lower level)
               128 NW Eleventh Ave, Portland, OR
Tickets: Call the box office at 503-445-3700 or online with promo code SIGN (note: tickets are general seating; but there will be a reserved section for viewing the interpreter)
Interpreter: Jayodin Thompson
Sign Coach: James Rae

Anne Adams | Oregon Arts Watch [Review 03 Dec 2012]

Review from the 2012 production of The Santaland Diaries starring Darius Pierce:
“David Sedaris’s “Santaland Diaries” (both the play and the essay) are surely best recognized as a cynic’s take on Christmas tradition. A thirtysomething man with dashed entertainment-industry dreams, Sedaris uses his day job as a Macy’s Christmas elf to launch a grand expansion both of his career and of the “there is no Santa Claus” revelation: Not only is there no Santa Claus, but there are no elves. Yes, Virginia, “elves” are actually seasonal day-laborers consigned to clean up child vomit, withstand humiliating training regimens, and perpetuate the lie for not one but several idiosyncratic fake Santas. Merry Humbug. Ho ho ho.
“Mercifully, though, there are a few more facets to this story: It’s also the tale of an intelligent person humbled by a brutal job market. It’s an unmasking of retail disingenuousness. It’s a kinky cosplay sexualization of erstwhile-presumed-asexual creatures (elves, Santa, customer servants). And—if you want it to be—it’s a reluctant admission that wonder, beauty and optimism repeatedly (if briefly) overturn our more jaded presumptions.

Monday, December 2, 2013

$5 Tickets to Back Fence PDX!

* This live storytelling performance is being interpreted
it's only $5!! *
*CALL 503-445-3700 (PCS) for tickets*

 will be interpreted

Monday DECEMBER 9, 2013 / DOORS & DRINKS at 6:00PM / SHOW 8:00PM 21+

Back Fence PDX: GREAT EXPECTATIONS stories & 

To celebrate 5.5 years this show will be one half main stage show with GREAT EXPECTATIONS stories and one half RUSSIAN ROULETTE!

FEATURING Great Expectations stories from: JEFFERSON SMITH (PDX), JESSICA LEE WILLIAMSON (LA), TIM GANEY (PDX), with one more to be announced soon.

FEATURING Russian Roulette stories from: SHELLEY McLENDON (PDX), NICHOLAS KESSLER (PDX), JESSICA LEE WILLIAMSON (LA), and the winner of our NOVEMBER 23 Russian Roulette show!

Get Tickets on NOVEMBER 19th!


Interpreters: Steve Nail and Dot Hearn