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, May 14, 2018

reminder: 5/19 "Bus Stop" - interpreted performance

Portland Community College presents
an interpreted performance of

Bus Stop
by William Inge

DATE & TIME: Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Sylvania Campus, Performing Arts Center
                     12000 SW 49th Ave. Portland, OR 97219
TICKETS: $5 - $10 at the door (see details below)
INTERPRETERS: Marie Groshans & Dana Walls

"Bus Stop" is set in a diner about 25 miles west of Kansas City in early March 1955. A freak snowstorm has halted the progress of the bus, and the eight characters (five on the bus) have a weather-enforced layover in the diner from approximately 1 to 5 a.m. The characters pass the time exploring their unique lives, loves and challenges to great humor, drama and intrigue.

The production is appropriate for ages 10 and older, and contains light violence and some verbal sexual references.

Running time is 90 minutes, with no intermission.

Tickets on sale at the door - cash or check only.
Students, seniors, veterans, PCC alumnae and staff: $5
PCC retired staff: Free with ID
All others: $10 (except where noted on special event performances)

With our 400 seat theatre there are always tickets available at the walk-up box office in the PAC lobby one hour before the performance is scheduled to begin. Please use cash or check only.

There is no assigned seating and plenty of room for groups to sit together, as well as family and friends to accompany wheelchair seating. Our back rows are reserved for wheelchair, limited mobility patrons and late seating.

Monday, May 7, 2018

5/8/18: Laughter, Access, Diversity, & Inclusion: Jess Thom, Changing the World One Tic at a Time

Boom Arts and Disability Art & Culture Project present,
as part of the Dis/Representation: Evolving Disability Conversations series:

Date & Time: Tue, May 08, 2018,  6:00 to 7:30pm
Cost: *free*
** First come, first served.**

Internationally acclaimed UK writer, artist and part-time superhero Jess Thom (Touretteshero) is committed to increasing opportunities for those living with Tourette’s Syndrome. She characterizes herself as a ‘superhero’ not a ‘sufferer’ of the condition she has experienced since she was a child. In her thoughtful, funny, and groundbreaking presentation, Ms. Thom will speak about making visible the hidden barriers that exclude people with disabilities, and others, from public spaces. Whose responsibility it is to adapt to our culture? What are our preconceptions about disability? How can disability be reconceptualized as a springboard for creativity and spontaneity? How does diversity and inclusive thinking benefit all of us? Together, Ms. Thom argues, we can ‘change the world one tic at a time.’

Presented in collaboration with Boom Arts and Disability Art & Culture Project as part of the Dis/Representation: Evolving Disability Conversations series.



*it will be ASL interpreted *

Date & Time: Tuesday, May, 2018 at 7:00 pm; doors open at 6:30pm

Location: The Old Church1422 SW 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97201

Programmed by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation and We Can Listen, seven Native American artists share their perspectives through their art.  The first half of the program will focus on each artist’s story through their work.

In the second half of the program, the discussion will focus on how the artists’ work addresses justice issues that affect Native communities locally and globally. The conversation will also include an exploration on how the artists’ work address issues around visibility, identity, essentialism and stereotype.

In conjunction with a city-wide movement to raise awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women – click here for information about another wonderful FREE event we are hosting May 2nd -we will be screening the award winning short film “Missing Indigenous.” Members of the film crew are featured guests in our panel.

reminder: "Fences" interpreted 5/9/18

Portland Playhouse presents
an interpreted performance of

by August Wilson
Directed by Lou Bellamy

DATE & TIME: Wed May 9th at 7:30 pm
LOCATION:  602 NE Prescott St, 
                     Portland, Oregon 97211
TICKETS:  Select "ASL tickets" when making  your purchase for the community discount
INTERPRETERS: Pam and Edwin Cancel

Husband, father, former athlete, garbage collector – 53-year old Troy struggles to define himself both inside and out of his 1950s PittsburgH home. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, Fences asks “What makes us choose the things we keep at a distance and what we decide to let in?”

This will be the seventh of Wilson’s 10-play “American Century Cycle” that the Playhouse has staged.

Director Lou Bellamy (Obie award for Two Trains Running) is the founding Artistic Director of Penumbra Theatre Company, which has produced more August Wilson productions than any company in the world, including the premiere of Jitney!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Bend Summer Theater changes (interpreting must be requested; new name)

*new* This summer (2018), if you use ASL and want to attend the summer play at Drake Park in Bend, you must request interpreters. There is no scheduled interpreted performance unless there is a request. The play this year will be "Jesus Christ Superstar."

The second change to Lay It Out Events' program, is that it is now called "Theater in the Park" and not "Shakespeare in the Park." They are not limiting the plays to Shakepeare. This year's play, "Jesus Christ Superstar," is a big musical about the last week of Jesus' life. The play has two performances on August 24 & 25.
If you want to see this play and need sign access, contact the sponsor, Lay It Out Events (see below). They are happy to provide interpreters, but only if there is a request. They have been great about providing signing access for many years and will secure interpreters IF there is interest.
I have been involved with coordinating the interpreters and have been one of the interpreters several times. My reason for sharing this information is that I don't want anyone to assume there will be an interpreted performance as there has been in the past. A request needs to be made, and far enough in advance to reserve the interpreters with enough time to prepare and Lay It Out Events will be happy to provide interpreters if you let them know.
contact: Lay It Out Events (541) 323-0964 or info@layitoutevents.com
more information: (Facebook event)  "Jesus Christ Superstar" at Theater in the Park, Bend OR
                             or on the Theater in the Park website