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...

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Profile Theatre's Festival of One Acts interpreted Sunday 9/7

What: Festival of One Acts by Sam Shepard (Series A)
Where: Profile Theatre, Morrison Stage, 1515 SW Morrison, Portland, OR
Date & Time: Sunday, September 7th at 1:00 pm
Interpreters: There will be five interpreters for these six one act plays: Dot Hearn, Carolyn Brockway, Dana Walls, Kassie Hughes, Cheryl Witters.

Tickets: prices range from $5 (Arts for All program) to $30. Click on this ticket link for more information, pricing, and discount options. Box office 503-242-0080.

Run time: 80 minutes

We will be interpreting...


Directed by Pat Patton

The War in Heaven
Directed by Olga Sanchez

The Curse of the Raven’s Black Feather
Directed by Pat Patton

Hail from Nowhere
Directed by Matthew B. Zrebski

Just Space
Directed by Matthew B. Zrebski

Evanescence, or Shakespeare in the Alley
Directed by Jess Smith

"Twelfth Night" interpreted performance in Bend 8/23

Lay It Out Events and Northwest Classical Theatre Company
present an interpreted performance for
Shakespeare in the Park, Bend OR 

  by William Shakespeare

Sat. 8/23/14 at 7:00 pm; gates open at 5:00
Drake Park in Bend, OR (click link for directions)
Interpreted by Dot Hearn and Kassie Hughes.

For tickets  in the interpreted section, contact 
 Lay It Out Events at (541) 323-0964 or by email.

Hope to see you in one of these seats next Saturday!

We have been following Northwest Classical Theatre Company on their Willamette Shakespeare wine tour as we prepare to interpret "Twelfth Night" in Bend. We have been to six performances at three wineries in the Willamette Valley over the last three weeks and we are ready to take our hands East next week for the Lay It Out Events production. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Actors Theatre of Louisville seeking Deaf actor for "Tribes"

Goodman Theatre Casting (Chicago, IL) is working with the Actors Theatre of Louisville to cast TRIBES, a play written by Nina Raine, as part of ATL’s 14-15 season.

We are currently casting the role of BILLY, a man in his early/mid-twenties. Billy is the lone deaf member of a hearing family, was taught to lip read by his mother at a very young age, and is only now learning sign. We are searching for a deaf or hard of hearing actor who is ASL fluent and voices to play this role.

Production Information:
Written by Nina Raine
Directed by Evan Cabnet
Actors Theatre of Louisville, Artistic Director: Les Waters
Actors Theatre of Louisville, Associate Director: Zan Sawyer-Dailey

Casting Director:  Adam Belcuore, Goodman Theatre Casting

Production description:
Billy is the youngest of three adult siblings in a boisterous family. He was born deaf to a hearing family and was raised to lip read, but has never really been heard. When he meets Sylvia, who is losing her hearing and grew up using sign language, he is introduced to new perspectives that tug at the bonds that have defined his life until now. Tribes is an emotionally charged drama about the struggle to find a voice when no one’s truly listening, and the power of language to lock us out—or let us in.

Searching for:
BILLY: Open ethnicity, mid-late 20s.  Billy, deaf from birth, has been raised in a hearing family who did not want him to learn to sign, nor participate in the Deaf community and culture. Billy meets a young hearing woman who is now losing her hearing. She is fluent in ASL, having been raised by deaf parents and within the Deaf community. When their lives intersect, Billy discovers his own ability to communicate and desire to learn ASL.  He's charming and quick witted; his family sees him as reserved and a little shy, but only because they aren't paying enough to attention to recognize the funny, outspoken, and complicated young man underneath.  Seeking a deaf or hard of hearing actor who is ASL fluent and voices. 

LORT D ($650/week is top for this venue), presented at Bingham Theatre, 315 seat arena stage

Actors Theatre of Louisville Commitment Dates:
First Rehearsal           Oct. 15, 2014
First Tech                    Nov. 7-13, 2014
First Preview               Nov. 11, 12, 2014
Open                            Nov. 13, 2014
Close                           Dec. 7, 2014 (No possible extension)

Interested in submitting for the project? Submit to Goodman Theatre Casting:

Please email Casting@goodmantheatre.org with a picture (headshot and resume preferred, if available) and a short note of why you are interested in auditioning.
·         Please list “TRIBES SUBMISSION” in the subject line.
·         Please note, submitting does not guarantee an audition

We will be accepting submissions through August 18, 2014

Deaf Actor needed for "Tribes" at Artists Repertory Theatre

Artists Repertory Theatre is seeking a Deaf actor for the lead role of Billy in "Tribes."

Read the full casting call information on BACKSTAGE (click the link).

The basic details (click the BACKSTAGE link for audition information):
Casting a contemporary drama, "Tribes," which centers on Billy, the only deaf member of a competitively comedic and intellectual family. Unsupported by his parents and siblings, he reaches out to the deaf community and learns sign language, creating funny but fierce tensions at home. Billy finally confronts his childhood resentments, while he and his family struggle with the intricacies of language and the human need to belong to a tribe.
Male, ages 20-28, Caucasian
Billy: (Lead) the youngest son in his family, deaf and an expert lip reader, intelligent and compassionate, youthful and inexperienced, recently moved back in with his parents after university, was raised by hearing parents who purposefully kept their son away from other deaf people, so he wouldn't develop a "minority mindset," finds a sense of belonging in the deaf community and in his relationship with Sylvia as she teaches him sign language; role requires extensive sign language.

The production announcement on the A.R.T. website

February 3, 2015 - March 1, 2015
By Nina Raine
Directed By Dámaso Rodriguez**

A scintillating contemporary drama centered around Billy, the only deaf member of his family, whose search for family acceptance as he delves into the deaf community sparks often funny but fierce tensions at home. Grappling with the significance of language and the urge to belong, this Portland debut follows triumphant productions Off-Broadway, at London’s Royal Court and Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre. 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play.

Designs by Resident Artists Kristeen Willis Crosser & Sharath Patel 
Portland Premiere

Friday, August 1, 2014

Bend Shakespeare in the Park: "Twelfth Night" Sat. 8/23

present an interpreted performance for
Shakespeare in the Park, Bend OR

  by William Shakespeare

Sat. 8/23/14 at 7:00 pm; gates open at 5:00
Drake Park in Bend, OR (click link for directions)
Interpreted by Dot Hearn and Kassie Hughes.

For tickets  in the interpreted section, contact 
 Lay It Out Events at (541) 323-0964 or by email.

from Lay It Out Events:
The Shakespeare in the Park series is one of the benchmark cultural events in Central Oregon. Lay It Out Events and Portland’s Northwest Classical Theatre Company are again bringing the Bard back to Bend and Sunriver for three brilliant performances of Shakespeare’s quintessential comedy: Twelfth Night.
All of the trappings are there: A plucky, young heroine disguised as a boy, mistaken identities, happy marriages, and perhaps the bawdiest joke in all of his plays! Twelfth Night is a comedy that’s not afraid to wear its heart on its sleeve.  
VIP ticket holders (only $75) will receive premium seating, 2 drink tickets and dinner (canapés) by 5 Fusion. Drinks provided by Deschutes Brewery and Bendistillery. (Bend Show only)
5 Fusion Menu for each VIP Guest (private fenced off area)
Crab Cakes
California Roll
Orzo Salad
Green Salad with Pears, Blue Cheese, Walnuts
Chicken Teryaki roulade w rice
Prosciutto wrapped melon w champagne Gelee
House Made Desert
Beer (provided by Deschutes Brewery)
Martini’s (provided by Bendistillery
ADA Seating Accommodations: We have placed seats on hold for those needing accommodation. Please contact Lay It Out Events at (541) 323-0964 or by email for access to those seats and more information.