Quick list of ASL interpreted performances

2023-24 season Theatrical signed performances [updated 5/12/24]

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...

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Profile Theatre presents
an interpreted performance of
written by Anna Deavere Smith
*performed at Portland Playhouse*

DATE & TIME: Fri 5/31/19 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION:  This is a Profile Theatre production, which is being performed at
                        *Portland Playhouse* 602 NE Prescott, Portland 97211
TICKETS: $20 by selecting "ASL tickets" if purchasing online
INTERPRETERS: Dot Hearn and Kassie Hughes
"In this theater piece constructed from verbatim interview transcripts, Anna Deavere Smith examines the miracle of human resilience through the lens of the national debate on health care. Drawn from in-person interviews, Smith creates an indelible gallery of 20 individuals, known and unknown—from a rodeo bull rider and a World Heavyweight boxing champion to a New Orleans doctor during Hurricane Katrina, as well as former Texas Governor Ann Richards, cyclist Lance Armstrong, film critic Joel Siegel, and supermodel Lauren Hutton. A work of emotional brilliance and political substance from one of the treasures of the American theater. Originally created as a one-person show, the Profile Theatre production will feature the same six-person cast performing Lisa Kron’s Well."

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

reminder: "Dorothy's Dictionary" *free* staged reading

LineStorm Playwrights
in association with Lakewood Center for the Arts

by E.M. Lewis

Tickets: FREE - reservation requested
Date & Time: Wednesday, May 29th at 7:30 pm 
Location: Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S State St., Lake Oswego 97034
Interpreters: Dot Hearn and Kassie Hughes

In this intimate two-character play -- a new work in progress by E. M. Lewis -- Zan is forced to choose between community service and juvenile detention after a violent incident in his high school. He picks community service. But when he's assigned to read to Dorothy, a librarian who has just entered hospice care, neither of them is sure he's made the right decision. Between difficult conversations and battles over books, they build an unbreakable bond.

E. M. Lewis is an award-winning playwright, teacher, and opera librettist. Her work has been produced around the world and has been published by Samuel French.

DOROTHY'S DICTIONARY is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

reminder: Profile Theatre's "Well" interpreted Fri 5/24

Profile Theatre presents
an interpreted performance of
written by Lisa Kron
*performed at Portland Playhouse*

DATE & TIME: Fri 5/24/19 at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: *Portland Playhouse* 602 NE Prescott, Portland 97211
TICKETS: $20 by selecting "ASL tickets" if purchasing online
INTERPRETERS: Dot Hearn and Kassie Hughes

"In the opening moments of this Tony-nominated Best Play on Broadway, Lisa Kron assures us this play is not about her mother and her. But, of course, it is about her mother, and her mother’s extraordinary ability to heal a changing neighborhood, despite her inability to heal herself. In this self-professed solo show with people in it, Kron asks the provocative question: Do we create our own illness? The answers she gets are much more complicated than she bargained for as the play spins dangerously out of control into riotously funny and unexpected territory."
"Well" runs in repertory on alternating days with "Let Me Down Easy," which will be interpreted on Friday, May 31st, at 7:30 pm. See the same cast in the production written by Anna Deavere Smith, which is "...the miracle of human resilience through the lens of the national debate on health care." For more information or tickets for "Let Me Down Easy," go here.

Monday, May 13, 2019

"Jesus Christ Superstar" Interpreted 5/18 at 7:00 pm

Portland Community College presents
an interpreted performance of

music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
lyrics by Tim Rice

DATE & TIME: Saturday May 18th at 7:00 pm
LOCATION: PCC Sylvania Performing Arts Center
                      12000 SW 49th Ave. Portland, OR 97219
TICKETS:  available at the door or online
                    $20 General admission
                    $15 PCC staff, students, veterans, seniors
                    $12.50 Groups of 10 or more
INTERPRETERS: Marie Groshans and Dylan Mata-Lovato

"Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of biblical Jesus in the final days leading up to his crucifixion. A rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, the musical has no spoken dialogue and is sometimes considered a modern rock-opera. Loosely based on the Gospels, Superstar focuses on the personal conflicts between Jesus, his disciples, the people of Israel, and the leadership of Rome. Special attention is played to the relationship between Judas Iscariot and Jesus, as well as Jesus relationship with Mary Magdalene. The musical is unique among biblical retellings in that it focuses on both Judas struggle making the decision to betray Jesus and Jesus human psychology, fear, and anger in understanding and accepting his role as both leader and martyr. The show is a product of its era, permeated with 1970s rock, gospel, folk and funk themes, modern language and colloquialisms, and high-energy dance numbers."

Ages: we suggest that children under 12 be accompanied by adults.

Running time: roughly 2 1/2 hours, including intermission.

Accessibility needs: if you have accessibility needs (for reserving seats for wheelchairs and their guests, require hearing devices, or other accessibility needs), please call 971-722-4949 and leave your name and number and our volunteer box office staff will get back to you as soon as we’re able.