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...

Friday, October 14, 2022

10/27: "the ripple, the wave that carried me home" at Portland Center Stage at The Armory

Portland Center Stage & Artists Repertory Theatre present
an interpreted performance of
By Christina Anderson

DATE & TIME: October 27th at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: The Armory, 128 NW Eleventh, Portland 97209
TICKETS: Check the Ticket Specials page to see what is available; 
                or use promo code SIGN to get a community discount
INTERPRETERS: Taiwo Olopade & Lo Aviles

Like diving into a glorious pool of water, this play suspends you with its bright humor and healing depth.

When Janice is pressed to return to her hometown and speak at a ceremony honoring her father, she has to reconcile with the childhood she’s tried to distance herself from and forget — one defined by her parents’ political activism and fight for the integration of their local swimming pools. Drawing on history that spans from 1930s segregation to the Rodney King trial and beyond, this deeply moving story explores the joys and challenges of forgiveness, justice, and the weight of one’s family legacy. Written by Tony Award-nominated playwright Christina Anderson, this gorgeous play was just selected as the winner of the coveted Horton Foote Prize!

“Anderson is a gifted playwright you want to pay attention to. She has the voice of a poet.” Variety


10/27: "The Last White Man" from Bag&Baggage Productions

Bag&Baggage Productions presents
an interpreted performance of
by Bill Cain

DATE & TIME: October 27th at 7:30 pm
LOCATION: The Vault Theater, 350 E Main St, Hillsboro OR 97123
TICKETS: Pay-what-you-will starting at $20. Let your generosity pick the price!
INTERPRETERS: Rich Hall and Marie Groshans

Playing Hamlet is no easy task. In a troubled production, three successive actors fight their way through Shakespeare’s longest and most challenging role. Movie star Charlie, his understudy Rafe and the transcendent Tigg battle doubts, ghosts, critics, and each other while trying to prove that each of theirs is the performance to remember. There’s even a disco number to add to the craziness! Bill Cain has penned a thrilling, fast-moving love poem to writers and actors, and everything that makes theatre the greatest show on Earth. This show marks the return of Bag&Baggage Productions Founding Artistic DIrector, Scott Palmer, to the very stage he built. He will guest direct this play, and Apples in Winter, later in the season.

Strong language and themes, including suicide and self harm. This show also includes some strobing/moving lighting effects

Thursday, October 13, 2022

10/23: "How I Learned to Drive" at Pacific University

Pacific University Theatre & Dance present
an interpreted performance of

by Paula Vogel

DATE & TIME: Sunday October 23, 2022 at 2:00 pm
LOCATION: Pacific University, Warner Hall, 2115 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove  97116
TICKETS: at the door - free for students and $5 for general admission
INTERPRETERS: Marie Groshans and Gilly Platt

"Pacific University’s Theatre Department is proud to present its Fall 2022 production, How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel and directed by guest artist Matthew B. Zrebski.

How I Learned to Drive is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. A wildly funny, surprising, and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man.

Please note that this play contains explicit content and sensitive themes. Recommended for ages 13 and up."

Sunday, October 9, 2022

10/20: "Chicken & Biscuits" interpreted at Portland Playhouse

Portland Playhouse presents
an interpreted performance of

By Douglas Lyons
Date & Time: October 20, 2022 at 7:30p; doors at 6:30p
Location: 602 NE Prescott Street, Portland 97211
Tickets: $25 (select ACCESS)
Interpreters: Pamela and Edwin Cancel
Coming to Portland Playhouse from Broadway, A family comedy that’ll leave you begging for seconds…
Join Baneatta and Beverly as they gather to celebrate the life of Daddy. Baneatta’s praying for a peaceful reunion, despite all the spice her family brings. But, in the middle of all the chaos, a family secret walks in and the pot boils over.  

Meet The Family

Baneatta: Just wants to bury Daddy right…
Reginald: Baneatta’s husband, who’s trying to keep the peace & write the eulogy…
Simone: Baneatta & Reginald’s daughter, and Baneatta’s favorite (that’s not the secret)…
Kenny: Baneatta & Reginald’s son. He’s fabulous and knows it…
Logan: Kenny’s very white, very Jewish Boyfriend…
Beverly: Baneatta’s sister, showing up to church ready to show just what God has blessed her with…
La’Trice: Beverly’s daughter, who just can’t help but stir the pot…
And… a family secret that’s been cooking for SO. MANY. YEARS.