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...

Thursday, October 7, 2021

2021-22 Season ASL Interpreted Performances

Here is a quick list of interpreted performance dates for  the 2021-22 season at several Portland, OR theaters. The show titles link 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 [paiaPDX] and/or Instagram [paia_pdx] for additional information, insights, play reviews, and more.

Check COVID-19 and other health protocols currently in place for each location you plan to visit. These are updated by the theatres according to their policies and current local and nation health commission recommendations. Check the theatres' websites for the most up to date information. (Updated 02/24/2022)

Available online on-demand with ASL interpretation 
ART: Mercury Company     Berlin Diaries
ART: Mercury Company     Magellanica 

MAR 2022
3/12/2022        PCC     Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (livestream via Zoom)
3/24/2022        PCS     Gem of the Ocean
3/25-26/2022  PGMC  Learn to Fly
3/31/2022 PPH     Titus Andronicus

APR 2022
4/21/2022 PCS     Freestyle Love Supreme 

MAY 2022
5/04/2022        ART     The Children
5/26/2022 PPH     Bella: An American tall tale

JUN 2022
6/1-5/2022       ART-Mercury Company Festival (will link when information is available)
6/9/2022          PCS  Rent
June 2022         PLC    Concert (will link when information is available)

JUL 2022
July 22-24       PCS     JAW - playwright festival public readings

*Key to Theater Abbreviations, with links*

ART        Artists Repertory Theatre
B&B        Bag&Baggage Productions
MODA    Rose Quarter/Moda Center/Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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

Earlier interpreted performances this season:

OCT 2021
10/23/2021 PacU    Far Away
10/28/2021 PCS      Frida  

NOV 2021
11/11/2021 PPH     Barbecue
11/14/2021      ART     The Chinese Lady
11/20/2021      PCC     The Odyssey Part 1 (live streaming on Zoom)

DEC 2021
12/09/2021 PPH     Christmas Carol (evening)
12/10/2021      PGMC  Gather at 8 pm
12/11/2021      PGMC  Gather at 8 pm
12/12/2021      PGMC  Gather at 3 pm
12/11/2021 PPH     Christmas Carol (matinee at 2 pm)
12/15/2021 PCS     Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (school matinee, 11 am)
12/16/2021 PCS     Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (evening)

JAN 2022
1/29/2022       PLC     Be The Light (concert) *canceled due to covid-19 surge*

FEB 2022
2/3/2022         PCS     The Great Leap  
2/10/2022 PCS     Hedwig and the Angry Inch   
2/17/2022 PPH     Thurgood

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Kickstand's "Comedy in the Park" interpreted Fri 7/16

Kickstand Comedy  presents
an interpreted

Comedy in the Park !!

Friday, July 16th at 6 pm

Free, live comedy show in Laurelhurst Park feat. Portland’s best comics!

More information and specific location on the website.

Join Kickstand Comedy and the Portland Mercury for Comedy In The Park beginning at 6:00 pm.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)[Revised]" and interpreted! 7/18/2021

Bag&Baggage Productions presents
an interpreted performance of
date & time: Sunday, July 18th at 7:30 pm

location:  Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza, 150 Main St, Hillsboro OR 

tickets: free but reservations are required.

"3 actors. 37 Shakespeare plays. 97 minutes. The Complete Works… is a wild, irreverent celebration of the Bard’s work, full of laughter for Shakespeare lovers (and haters) alike!"

"Attendees are asked to bring their own seating and maintain social distancing guidelines."


 "Fresh out of COVID lockdown, three enthusiastic, overachieving   actors attempt to stage all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in a mere 97 minutes. What could possibly go wrong?! The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [Revised] has become a cult classic since its 1987 premiere, full of enough physical comedy, witty turns of phrase, and improvisational moments to win over any Shakespeare lover… or hater. 

The 2021 Bag&Baggage production of the show is brought to you free of charge by the City of Hillsboro in celebration of the arts in our community and the fact that we can share live theatre together once again! Reserve your free ticket, grab your friends, and we’ll see you at the (outdoor) theater! "


Please call or email the Bag&Baggage box office if you have any questions! 

503-345-9590 x 1


Sun/Mon/Thu 11-5 PM

Photos from Bag & Baggage Productions

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Hannah & the Healing Stone - 2 shows; both interpreted!

 Asteroid B612 & LineStorm Playwrights presents

Saturday, June 19th and Sunday June 20th at 5pm

@ Laurelhurst Park in Portland, Oregon

ASL interpretation provided at both performances.

Watch the sneak preview HERE.

The event is FREE to the public, RSVP HERE to confirm your spot!

Can I tell you some other cool things about it?

It’s directed by KISHA JARRETT, the managing director of Artists Repertory Theater, who is also about to go on a huge 1200 mile hike after the show. Follow her: blackgirlinthewoods.org/

It’s going to star HEATH HYUN HOUGHTON who unleashes a flood by squeezing a stone!!!  BARBIE WU gets to make a big wish!!! JORDAN SIEGEL learns to fly!!! JOSIE SEID gets swallowed by a flood!!!  NICOLE ACCUARDI turns into a goldfish !!! and KAYLA HANSON is Hannah, the only person could possibly save us all. 

Oh, I have to tell you that DR. JIYU YANG will be playing ERHU!!! And did I tell you that KAYLA KELLY is our Assistant Director? And we have DOT HEARN!!!! And KASSIE HUGHES!!! Providing ASL interpretation!


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

3/26/21: "Wine in the Wilderness" - interpreted

 Portland Center Stage at The Armory

Alice Childress, Playwright
Tiffany Nichole Greene, Director

Friday, March 26, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Streaming online at PCS.org
Pay What You Will tickets start at $5 - purchase online
Interpreters: Taiwo Olopade and Sarika Mehta

Join us for this virtual release launch and pre-show discussion with the director!

"As race riots blaze on the streets outside his Harlem home, painter Bill Jameson works feverishly to complete a triptych depicting his vision of Black womanhood. While he struggles to find his final muse — the “messed up chick” — his friends discover the perfect model in Tommy, a woman they meet at a bar after she’s been burned out of her home in the riots. However, Tommy is more than she seems, and her presence changes everything. Celebrated writer Alice Childress offers an intimate and raw study of race, gender, and class that explores how the Black community perceives, defines, and affirms itself from within."

Read more about the playwright, Alice Childress, on the PCS website, here

Friday, March 5, 2021

"Romeo & Juliet" live streamed, interpreted

 Portland Community College
Theatre Arts Department presents
an interpreted performance of

William Shakespeare's

"Romeo and Juliet"

Join us for a live performance of this timeless tale of tragic love and families fractured by an age-old dispute, performed with puppets and adapted to live, online theatre performances. The link for each date will take you to register for the live Zoom performance. Performance audiences are limited to 90 households.

PCC’s Romeo & Juliet, Saturday, March 6, 2021, 7pm – house opens at 6:30pm, curtain at 7pm (American Sign Language Interpreted Performance). ** The performances are FREE to attend, but registration is required. **

In lieu of selling tickets to this production, we ask that if you would like, please contribute to our PCC Foundation Theatre Arts Scholarship Fund. Donations help PCC Theatre Arts Students pursue their goals in academics.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

PCS's Annual Gala "Metamorphosis"

Portland Center Stage's annual gala, Metamorphosis, is being streamed live and will be interpreted.

This event will be ASL interpreted.
FREE TO ALL - registration required
PCS's annual gala, Metamorphosis, will be streamed live on
Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 7 p.m.
6:30 p.m. Pre-Show Virtual Gala (With great music from Blossom and helpful tips!)
7 p.m. Metamorphosis Gala Live!

Join Masters of Ceremony, Artistic Director Marissa Wolf and Associate Artistic Director Chip Miller, for a fabulous evening featuring five outstanding artists and an exciting live auction! Bid on rejuvenating local getaways, inspired redecorating packages, unique entertaining opportunities and three great raffle prizes — all to support the theater you love!

*NOTE: interpretation will begin with the Gala at 7:00 pm; the pre-show helpful tips are on slides and will repeat*

Interpreters: Jayodin Mosher and Sarika Mehta

   The gala will be streamed live on the PCS website, as well as FacebookYouTube, and Twitch.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

PATA Valentine Fund fundraiser video

 (Sharing for Portland Area Theatre Alliance - PATA)

Happy Valentine's Day! We hope you will check out our online cabaret, featuring performances by local actors in support of the PATA Valentine Fund for member theatre artists' emergency relief. [video cc]

Donations to the Valentine Fund accepted at www.portlandtheatre.com

Thank you to the local theatre artists who generously contributed their talent, work, and stories:

Kushi Beauchamp

Lisamarie Harrison

Mont Chris Hubbard

Jennifer Lanier

Natalie McClure  

Michael J. Teufel

Tara Velarde 

Video edited by Erik Montague.

Musicians performing are represented by the AFM - American Federation of Musicians, AFL-CIO.

Monday, January 25, 2021

W 1/29/2021 "Community" by Anya Pearson - interpreted

 DG Footlights Oregon presents
an interpreted virtual reading of

by Anya Pearson

DG Footlights™ Oregon continues with a virtual reading of COMMUNITY, a new performance by Anya Pearson at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 29, 2021. This event will be interpreted and is free; registration required.
This play is about 2020. Need we say more?
Okay, maybe a little: 2020 has taught us so much about grief, loss, sadness, isolation, anger, rage, fury, community, more isolation, longing, loneliness, friendship, laughter, skin-shedding, cocoons, hiding under beds, growth, retreat, silence, gratitude, radical acceptance, claustrophobia, unexpected minor miracles amid so much catastrophe.
The more we settle into the truth of ourselves, the more room we create for joy despite the despair.
Join us for an exploration of what it means to make theatre during the pandemic – what it means to create new forms, evolve, retreat, and reemerge with a renewed commitment to truth-telling.
Rated PG-13, the play discusses modern relationships and living/surviving/adulting during the pandemic.

Interpreters: Taiwo Olopade and Dana Walls