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...

Sunday, September 29, 2019

reminder: October 2019 interpreted performances

There are many interpreted plays in October 2019, so I decided to post one reminder for all of them. The quick list first, then more information for each play below. The quick list title links to the theatre's production page for that show.

Sat   10/05/19   Eclipsed  - Corrib Theatre 7:30 pm
Sat   10/05/19   How I Became a Pirate - NW Children's Theater 11:00 am
Sun  10/06/19   Welcome to Zion  *free* - LineStorm & Broadway Rose 7:30 pm
Wed 10/09/19   The Wolves - Portland Playhouse  7:30 pm
Thu  10/17/19   Macbeth  - Portland Center Stage 7:30 pm
Sun  10/20/19   Orlando - Pacific University  2:00 pm
Sun  10/20/19   Bakkhai  - Shaking the Tree 5:30 pm
Fri    10/25/19   The Baltimore Waltz  - Profile Theatre at Image 7:30 pm
Thu  10/31/19   Women of Will  - Portland Playhouse 7:30 pm

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The title for each of the plays below links to the Facebook event page, which contains additional information, such as photos, reviews, videos, tickets, interpreters, and more.

Sat   10/05/19   Eclipsed  - Corrib Theatre 7:30 pm
"Nobody wants these women.
In a Magdalene Laundry in Ireland, where the nuns regard them as mindless vessels of evil and their infants are forcibly put up for adoption, a group of young unwed Irish mothers struggle, resist, and strive to overcome the onerous conditions imposed on them. Based on true accounts and written by an ex-nun who worked there, it’s a story of both pain and hope. Opened in the late 1800s, the last Magdalene Laundry didn’t close until 1996."

Sat   10/05/19   How I Became a Pirate - NW Children's Theater 11:00 am
"Avast, ye mateys! Set sail on a high-seas adventure with a motley crew of bumbling pirates as the fearsome Captain Braid Beard lands at a quiet family vacation spot in search of an expert digger to join the crew. This slapstick swashbuckler will delight children, parents, and every pirate-at-heart." *important ticket information on the Facebook event page*

Sun  10/06/19   Welcome to Zion  *free* - LineStorm & Broadway Rose 7:30 pm
"The teen suicide rate in Utah has been rising exponentially in the last decade, especially among LGBTQ+ youth. WELCOME TO ZION follows one Mormon family who, upon learning their son is gay, must try to reconcile this new reality with the beliefs that form the foundation of their faith."

Wed 10/09/19   The Wolves - Portland Playhouse  7:30 pm
"From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, a girls' soccer team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals."

Thu  10/17/19   Macbeth  - Portland Center Stage 7:30 pm
"Shakespeare’s infamous tale of political gluttony and supernatural vengeance finds refreshing new life in this piercing, stripped-down adaptation that creates a taut, contemporary thrill ride. Three women tackle all the roles. Perennially relevant and breathtaking, Macbeth is a drama that demands to be seen — whether it’s your first or five hundredth time."

Sun  10/20/19   Orlando - Pacific University  2:00 pm
"Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando is the sexy, ever-surprising epic of a life that spans centuries, shifts genders, and defies labels. Adapted for the stage by Sarah Ruhl, a brilliant contemporary playwright." *Free* for students.

Sun  10/20/19   Bakkhai  - Shaking the Tree 5:30 pm
“Euripides was a playwright of the fifth century BC who reinvented Greek tragedy, setting it on a path that leads straight to reality TV. His plays broke all the rules, upended convention and outraged conservative critics. The Bakkhai is his most subversive play, telling the story of a man who cannot admit he would rather live in the skin of a woman, and a god who seems to combine all sexualities into a single ruinous demand for adoration. Dionysus is the god of intoxication. Once you fall under his influence, there is no telling where you will end up.”

 Fri    10/25/19   The Baltimore Waltz  - Profile Theatre at Image 7:30 pm
"Paula Vogel’s fantastical satire takes us on a whirlwind odyssey through Paris, Amsterdam, Munich and Vienna, and is part heartfelt tribute, part political indictment written at the height of the AIDS crisis."

Thu  10/31/19   Women of Will  - Portland Playhouse 7:30 pm
"Part masterclass / part performance: Funny, fierce, deep and accessible, Women of Will is the bonus content to Shakespeare’s plays that you have been searching for. Join master Shakespearean actor/dramaturg, Tina Packer as she conjures up and deconstructs William Shakespeare’s most famous female characters."

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

2019-20 Season Interpreted Performances

Here is a quick list of interpreted performance dates for  the 2019-20 season at several Portland OR theaters. The show title links to the specific production page (when available). Below the season is a key to the theatre abbreviations. Check back for updates. You can also follow Performing Arts Interpreting Alliance on Facebook and/or Instagram for additional information, insights, play reviews, and more. (Last updated 2/23/2020)

MAR 2020
W 03/04/20   PPH      Pipeline  
Fr 03/13/20   PacU     This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing
Sa 03/14/20   PCC      Our Town  (7:00 pm)
Th 03/19/20  PCS      The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Sa 03/21/20  PGMC   Reflections  (8:00 pm)
Su 03/22/20  PGMC   Reflections  (3:00 pm)
Th 03/26/20  PCS       9 Parts of Desire
Sa 03/28/20  NWCT  Elephant & Piggie’s, We are in a Play – On Tour (Portland 11AM)

APR 2020
Sa 04/18/20  CORR    Kissing the Witch  
W 04/22/20   PPH      Thurgood   

MAY 2020
Th 05/07/20   PCS      Howards End
Su 05/10/20   STT      The Antipodes
Sa 05/1620   NWCT    Elephant & Piggie’s, We are in a Play – On Tour (Salem 11AM)
Sa 05/16/20   PCC      In The Blood (7:00 pm)
Sa 05/16/20   NWCT   Seussical (at noon)
M 05/18/20   PCS       Teen Program Spring Showcase - free

JUN 2020
Fr 06/05/20   PROF    By the Way, Meet Vera Stark        
Th 06/18/20  PCS       Cambodian Rock Band

*Key to Theater Abbreviations, with links*

CORR   Corrib Theatre
LINE     LineStorm Playwrights
NWCT   Northwest Childrens Theater and School
PacU     Pacific University
PCC      Portland Community College, Sylvania
PCS      Portland Center Stage at The Armory
PGMC  Portland Gay Men's Chorus
PLC      Portland Lesbian Choir
PPH      Portland Playhouse
PROF   Profile Theatre
STT      Shaking the Tree Theatre

*Archived 2019-20 season*

SEPT 2019
Th 09/19/19   PCS    In the Heights

OCT 2019
Sa 10/05/19   CORR  Eclipsed      
Sa 10/05/19   NWCT  How I Became a Pirate (11 am)
Su 10/06/19   LINE   Welcome to Zion  *free*
W  10/09/19   PPH    The Wolves    
Th 10/17/19   PCS     Macbeth    
Su 10/20/19   PacU    Orlando (2:00 pm)
Su 10/20/19   STT      Bakkhai  (5:30 pm)
Fr 10/25/19    PROF   The Baltimore Waltz  
Th 10/31/19   PPH     Women of Will  

NOV 2019
Th 11/14/91   PCS      Redwood      
Sa 11/23/19   PCC     Dracula  (7:00 pm)

DEC 2019
W 12/11/19    PPH       A Christmas Carol (7:00 pm)  
Sa 12/14/19    PPH       A Christmas Carol (2:00 pm)  
Th 12/19/19   NWCT   Matilda, the Musical (at noon)
Th 12/19/19    PCS      Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley

JAN 2020
Sa 01/11/20   benefit   Home: Songs for the Border  benefit concert
Mo 01/13/20  PCS     "Visions & Voices Winter Showcase" - free
Th 01/16/20   PCS       Hedwig and the Angry Inch  

FEB 2020
Su 02/01-09  LINE    *free* Fertile Ground readings continue [Mon - Sat 12-2 pm; Sun 6-8 pm]
Th 02/06/20  PCS       School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play
Sa 02/08/20  PLC       Born to Celebrate (7:30 pm)
Sa 02/22/20  NWCT    Jungle Book  (noon)
Sa 02/22/20  CORR    James X