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...

Friday, October 9, 2015

Oct - Dec: overview of interpreted performances

These next three months are filled with all kinds of interpreted theatre. The offerings include musicals old and new, comic books come to life, a whimsical gender-bending fantasy, a storytelling witch, the adventures of being an elf, a play where "sex is imminent," and a twisted tradition.

Below is a handy short list of upcoming interpreted performances at Portland Center Stage, Artists Repertory Theatre, Profile Theatre, and Portland Community College. Print this list and keep it in your wallet or pocket! There will be more information coming here for each production as it nears, as well as events set up in Facebook to keep you up to date with reviews, videos, more pictures and more information.

Theatre information follows the list of dates and productions.

...OCTOBER 2015...

Portland Center Stage
THU 10/29/15 at 7:30 pm
Interpreters: KT Corlett & Rich Hall
Sign Coach: Irene Jazowick

 A raging snowstorm traps strangers Olivia, an unsuccessful yet gifted 39-year-old writer, and Ethan, a tech- addicted and wildly successful young blogger, in a secluded cabin. Opposites instantly attract, and undeniable chemistry ignites. As the dawn rises, however, what could have just been a one-night-stand transforms into something more complicated when online exploits interfere with their real-life connection. Recommended for ages 16+; contains mature language, brief nudity and adult situations. Sex is imminent.

Cuba Libre
Artists Repertory Theatre
at The Winningstad Theatre
SAT 10/31/15 at 2:00 pm
Interpreters: Dot Hearn & Jayodin Mosher

The irresistible rhythms of Cuban music drive this riveting, universal story of a man caught between countries, losses and loves, and his search for freedom. Set in America and Cuba, this timely tale reverberates across politics, ambition and romance with quick-witted dialogue, joy-filled dance and Latin-fusion beats. This Broadway-scale, contemporary musical features the internationally acclaimed, three-time Grammy-nominated band Tiempo Libre with a company of 21 actors, dancers and musicians in a not-to-be-missed theatrical event.

...NOVEMBER 2015...

Ain't Misbehavin'
Portland Center Stage
THU 11/12/15 at 7:30 pm
Interpreters: KT Corlett, Jayodin Mosher, Dana Walls
Sign Coach: Irene Jazowick

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, this sassy, sultry musical celebrates the remarkable life and talents of a legendary jazz great, Fats Waller. The delightful humor and infectious energy of this exuberant jazz revue takes us from the Harlem Renaissance through World War II; Waller’s work shows a determination to grasp life’s joys, laughter and passion, even in a community shadowed by the pain of a complex American society. With permission from the authors, PCS is creating an expanded-cast version of the original production.

Profile Theatre
FRI 11/13/15 at 7:30 pm
Interpreters: Rich Hall & Dot Hearn

By Sarah Ruhl; Adapted from the novel by Virginia Woolf

Orlando, a young Englishman, sets out to encounter love and adventures with queens and kings, princesses and archdukes, historic poets and fictional sea captains. Riding waves that transcend time and space, Orlando transforms again and again. This epic tale of discovery, based on Virginia Woolf’s novel, crashes through the ages as a whimsical, gender-bending fantasy.

Usagi Yojimbo
Portland Community College - Sylvania
SAT 11/14/15 at 7:00 pm
Interpreters: Kassie Hughes & Andrew Weaver

Set in rural 16th century Japan, where danger lurks everywhere and feudal lords fight for power, Usagi Miyomoto, is a hero worshiping rabbit who yearns to become a Samurai. To do so, Usagi must leave his mother and abandon his friends while studying the ways of the samurai with an eccentric and frustrating sensei, the master swordsman Katsuichi, an aging lion. But once he receives his training, he must struggle against an old friend in a winner-take-all samurai tournament. And upon his return to his home village, he must to confront a gang of bandits, and their leader, a gigantic bear at the grave of his father. Will Usagi prevail? Come and find out, in this play adapted from Stan Sakai's beloved comic book!

Artists Repertory Theatre
SAT 11/21/15 at 2:00 pm
Interpreter: Dot Hearn; Understudy: Carolyn Brockway

A fairytale-twisted yarn of delightful humor and spine-tingling suspense conjures a spooky seasonal experience unlike any other. With Vana O’Brien in a tour-de-force solo performance, an Appalachian witch tells a heartfelt and poetic tale of her long life from first love, to heartache, to the hair-raising vengeance she wreaks upon those who’ve crossed her.

...DECEMBER 2015...

The Santaland Diaries
Portland Center Stage
THU 12/17/15 at 7:30 pm
Interpreter: Jayodin Mosher; understudy: Dot Hearn
Sign Coach: Guthrie Nutter

Based on the true chronicles of David Sedaris’ experience as Crumpet the Elf in Macy’s Santaland display, this cult classic riffs on a few of Sedaris’ truly odd encounters with his fellow man during the height of the holiday crunch.

The Santaland Diaries is recommended for ages 14+; contains mature content and language, and the secret of Santa is exposed.

The Second City's A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens
Portland Center Stage
WED 12/23/15 at 7:30 pm
Interpreters: Dot Hearn & Jayodin Mosher
Sign Coach: Irene Jazowick

A complete send-up of the holiday classic, this adult comedy is adorned with the improvisational genius of the legendary comedy troupe The Second City, and includes zany holiday sketches, an ever-changing list of drop-in local celebrities and uproarious improv based on audience participation— it’s never the same show twice!

Twist Your Dickens is recommended for ages 14+; contains mature content, strong language, and a Dalek on a conquest for universal extermination.

...The theatres...

Portland Center Stage
127 NW Eleventh Ave, Portland

Artists Repertory Theatre
1515 SW Morrison St, Portland
*note: Cuba Libre is at The Winningstad Theatre*

Profile Theatre
1515 SW Morrison St, Portland
Phone: 503.242.0080

Portland Community College
Sylvania Performing Arts Center Theater
2000 SW 49th Ave, Portland


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