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...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Deafinitely Theatre's "Love's Labour's Lost"

While we're waiting out the pandemic to see what the situation is going to look like for theatre and performing arts when we start transitioning out of stricter social distancing guidelines, I will be searching for videos of Deaf performance to share. This seems like a great start, one of Shakespeare's early comedies!

SparkNotes has an online study guide for this play if you want more information.

Deafinitely Theatre's production of Love's Labour's Lost
performed in British Sign Language at The Globe Theatre.

For more information, visit www.deafinitelytheatre.co.uk

deafinitely theatre and shakespeare’s globe present

love’s labour’s lost

by william shakespeare

Presented at Shakespeare's Globe for the World Shakespeare Festival in May 2012, Deafinitely Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe’s production of Love's Labour's Lost then toured the UK as part of the Globe to Globe Festival, in which each of Shakespeare's 37 plays were shown in a different language. By translating the rich, pun-riddled text of Love's Labour's Lost into the physical language of BSL, Deafinitely Theatre created a new interpretation of Shakespeare's comedy, accessible to theatregoers of all backgrounds. This is the first time this has been attempted with a full Shakespeare play.

The court of Navarre: the King and his three Lords vow to stay away from wine, women and luxury; but when the princess and her ladies from France arrive, they begin to change their minds. As each gives in to his affections and breaks his oath, they all try – unsuccessfully - to keep their love secret from each other.

Love’s Labour’s Lost was filmed at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

2019-20 season update (4/2/20)

[update 04/02/2020]  As the US tries to flatten the curve, slow the spread and respond to COVID-19, many people are feeling the impact as there are curfews and gathering bans. Theater and other arts organizations are making difficult decisions or being mandated to close. As of 04/02/2020 it is unknown how long the "stay in" order will last, or when we can begin returning to theatres and movies and soccer matches and more. As of right now, the government has recommended a "stay home" policy through the end of April.

Almost all regular season productions have cancelled. NW Children's Theater and School is actively trying to reschedule Suessical and the Elephant & Piggie Tour, but as of now, any shows in April have been cancelled.

If you already have tickets to any of the interpreted performances, you can check the theatre's website to see how they are handling exchanges, their refund policy in terms of this situation. You may also opt to donate the ticket cost to the theater in most cases - an easy way to help support the theaters who have had to go dark and cancel a large chunk of their seasons.

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

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

JUN 2020
*postponed to next season tba   PROF    By the Way, Meet Vera Stark        
*cxld* Th 06/18/20  PCS       Cambodian Rock Band

*Key to Theater Abbreviations, with links*

CORR   Corrib Theatre
NWCT   Northwest Childrens Theater and School
PCC      Portland Community College, Sylvania
PCS      Portland Center Stage at The Armory
PGMC  Portland Gay Men's Chorus
PPH      Portland Playhouse
PROF   Profile Theatre
STT      Shaking the Tree Theatre