Two of Portland's brilliant actresses play two women sorting through “the wreck of memory” including failed marriages, dashed ideals, and the meaning of life. Gretchen Corbett and SharonleeMcLean talk about their work on Portland Center Stage at The Armory's upcoming production, The Breath of Life by David Hare.
Living superhero Mary Kathryn Nagle is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation, and the playwright of Crossing Mnisose, which was commissioned as part of Portland Center Stage at The Armory's Northwest Stories series. The play has its world premiere in April. Nagle manages to have her feet firmly planted in some of the most traumatic untold stories of American history and remains active and hopeful for the future in her work toward ending domestic violence and sexual assault and at the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center. Need inspiration? Here it is.
Written by Anya Pearson and directed by Jamie M. Rea, Made to Dance in Burning Buildings is a fusion of poetry, theater, and violent and visceral contemporary dance. Meet the creators as they discuss the premise of the work: how do we heal from trauma? Onstage February 15–March 16 at Shaking The Tree Theatre.
Meet wondrous performing artists Emma Fulmer and David VanDyke, members of Oregon Children's Theatre's Young Professionals Company. They will performing in Impulse, OCT's 12th annual improv show. Impulse runs 2/8-2/24 at the OCT YP Studio Theater. Performances are Fri/Sat at 7 pm and 2 pm shows on Sundays.
Today Susannah chats with the lovely Violeta Picayo who will be playing Margaret Dashwood in Portland Center Stage at The Armory's Sense and Sensibility. Of this production, NY Times' Ben Brantley said: "Pray do not be alarmed, gentle readers, but I am here to tell you that Jane Austen has been pumped full of helium." Take the ride at Portland Center Stage, previewing on January 12th.
Hanging out with Dear Sugar! What a joy! Don't miss Tiny Beautiful Things at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, or this deep dive with beloved Portland author Cheryl Strayed.
Heather Redfern is the Executive Director of The Vancouver East Cultural Centre (The Cultch) where she curates a program of over 20 different presentations each season.
For six years the Cultch has partnered with Theatre Replacement to present the East Van Panto. Every year it has become more and more popular, and it is now know as one of Vancouver's favourite holiday traditions.
East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz
Theatre Replacement (Vancouver)
Nov 28 (with Nov 30th Opening)-Jan 6, 2019
About The Cultch:
Now in its 45th season, The Cultch has been one of Vancouver's most diverse and innovative arts and cultural institutions, offering dynamic programming in contemporary theatre, dance, and music by local, national, and international artists. Today, The Cultch continues to enrich the social and cultural life of Vancouver by bringing world-class cultural presentations to the public, supporting the growth of emerging artists and companies, and facilitating dialogue between groups in the Lower Mainland, especially within our local community of East Vancouver. The Cultch is so much more than just a theatre in the physical sense – our organization is looked upon as one of the foremost performing arts presenters in the country. Widely recognized as an innovator and leader, we have played an integral role in the development of British Columbia’s artistic landscape. www.thcultch.com
What are we here for? Is time a friend or an enemy? Do we all eventually end up in the same place, but take different routes to get there?
This is a funny, moving, and thought-provoking piece and you don't want to miss listening to Will Eno talk about his artistic process and zest for life.
Wakey Wakey, opens at Portland Playhouseon September 26th.
Danielle Weathers and Jason Glick talk about Milwaukie's own Chapel Theatre Collective https://chapeltheatremilwaukie.com
Their first production will be Kat Ramsburg's An Anatomy of a Hug; don't miss this chat about their juicy upcoming season AND
Captivating playwright Will Eno talks about his play Wakey Wakey, which will be opening at Portland Playhouse on September 26th. www.portlandplayhouse.org
Guess who??? Darius Pierce and a first, an interview with an anonymous actor prior to the show.
Anonymous Theatre; auditions are held... in secret. The play is cast... in secret. Cast members rehearse the show one-on-one with the director... secretly... and do not learn the identity of the other cast members. Meet Darius Pierce of Anonymous theatre and a MYSTERY GUEST, one of the actors in A Midsummer Night's Dream, one night only, in the Anonymous Theatre style
August 13, 2018 at 7:00pm @THE GERDING THEATRE AT THE ARMORY