Cult filmmaker, writer, actor, and fine artist John Waters follows up his interview earlier this year by NPR's Terry Gross with a candid chat with Artslandia's Susannah Mars.

See A John Waters Christmas – Filthier & Merrier “It’ll Stuff Your Turkey” December 6 at Aladdin Theater!

 

Susannah chats with director David Sikking about Lakewood Theatre Company's Shakespeare in Love, a romantic comedy, based on the award-winning screenplay by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman. It plays at Lakewood Theatre Company through December 8, 2019. Don't miss it!

Photo credit Triumph Photography.
Pictured are Kelsey Glasser and
Murri Laseroff-Babin.

November 5, 2019

Amanda Bullock & Chip Miller

There is so much adventuring this week! First I talk to Amanda Bullock from The Portland Book Festival. Their big day is on November 9th,  and you will not want to miss it, there is fun for everyone. Then I chat with Chip Miller who directs the world premiere of Redwood by Brittany K. Allen at Portland Center Stage at The Armory; a play about ancestry.com gone wrong, with dancing, DNA and dark truths.

Don Horn and Kevin Loomis talk about the world premiere of That's No Lady! at Triangle Productions, a new musical chronicling the fantastic life of Portland's own Darcelle. Chances are you know Darcelle, also known as Walter Cole. Donnie has been working on telling the story of this man, who at the age of 37 became a drag sensation before it was ‘popular’. “How did a man put on a dress, sell a ticket, and stay in business for over 50 years? He’s been in business longer than Starbucks!” Kevin plays Darcelle in the show,
with book and original song (with lyrics) by donnie, and additional lyrics and music by Tom Grant, Marv/Rindy Ross, Jon Quesenberry, Storm Large, Rody Ortega, Wesley Bowers. This will be a thrilling world premiere at triangle productions!

At the Mississippi Street fair I met up with the brilliant directors Jennifer Lin and Rebecca Lingafelter, both of whom are directing at Third Rail Rep this season. Third Rep wants to provoke dialogue, encourage empathy, and inspire curiosity; this fascinating interview sets the table!

Call her crazy. After all, Storm Large is truly Crazy Enough. It’s the 10th anniversary of Storm’s brilliant show at Portland Center Stage. If you can get a ticket to the highly anticipated redux, do it as fast as you can. In the meantime, listen here.

Last September Marissa Wolf began as the new Artistic Director of Portland Center Stage. Here she'll talk about the 2019/2020 season and why she wants PCS to be YOUR theatre company. Are you a match? Speed date PCS here, and don't forget to subscribe to Adventures in Artslandia!

Artistic Director Cassie Greer and Managing Director Beth Lewis of Hillsboro’s nationally renowned Bag&Baggage Productions talk about making theater and their thrilling upcoming season. Can art heal an ailing world? Don’t forget to subscribe to Adventures in Artslandia!

Who are the culture keepers? Heritage holders? Wolf at the Door author and director Marisela Treviño Orta and Rebecca Martinez, respectively, talk about this, and so much more, including demystifying Cinco de Mayo, and could art heal 45? Don't be left behind. Share and subscribe in order to open your mind to, and hear more the voices that are being heard at Milagro Theatre. We talked about photography as an inspirational jumping off point: www.diegohuerta.com, www.gracielaiturbide.org What do you think? Thanks for your great question Emilia Smart Denson!

Melissa Crespo, Director of Karen Zacarias’ Native Gardens at Portland Center Stage at The Armory, expounds on how this sharply hilarious play about opposing gardening practices lets us examine ethnic stereotypes, cultural and generational differences, and questions of immigration–don’t miss this incredibly relevant backyard battle! Thanks for subscribing to Adventures in Artslandia!

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