For your listening pleasure, Susannah's conversation with the newly announced cover artist for Artslandia's soon-to-be-released, much anticipated [ital]Annual Issue[ital]. Brilliant painter (and thinker) Thérèse Murdza's artistic path began with toddlerhood accordion lessons from her dad, followed by a deep dive into theater.
Were you a part of the Willamette Writers Conference this last week?
If yes, you'll love this interview with Executive Director Kate Ristau and President Gail Pasternack.
If you don't know about Willamette Writers, you'll want to! From online Book Clubs to developing the craft of writing, Willamette Writers has so much to offer.
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Philip Glass’s In the Penal Colony is a chilling thriller and we imagine no-one will do it better than visionary director Jerry Mouawad and conductor Nicholas Fox. A visitor is invited to a penal colony to observe the execution of a prisoner at the hands of a nightmarish machine. The New York Times calls Glass' piece a “surreal exploration of injustice.” Intimately performed in the round, don't miss this thrilling evening of theatre at Portland Opera. Jerry and Nicholas share insight into this one of kind production.
Tonight Nothing is new work created and performed by Merideth Kaye Clark and Katherine Murphy Lewis that follows the paths of two long-term friends, Kaye and Em, who find their way back to themselves and each other. What makes up a legacy? What we leave, or don’t leave, behind? and How on earth do we let go?
Come find out at Coho Productions July 26 – 28.
Portland Opera's Resident Artist Program is one of the finest in the nation. Find out why Portland Opera attracts the world's top burgeoning singing talent, and don't miss the upcoming La Finta Giardienera!
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.
Brilliant citizen artist Darrell Grant, a recipient of an Oregon Creative Heights grant, is known for his multifaceted and deep artistic projects. Listen here for a preview of his performance of The Territory coming up at the Oregon Bach Festival on July 12th. Grant also shares for the first time a snippet of work he created for his son’s graduation from middle school.
Susannah chats with the brilliant and charming George Manahan, Portland Opera’s Music Director and the conductor of The Barber of Seville, and the lovely and talented Aleksandra Romano, who will be our city’s own Rosina. Their wide-ranging conversation covers Rossini, mischief and fun in opera, and what’s up in Portland!
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!