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!

Celebrate Mother's Day with the brilliant Marilyn de Oliveira! A mother of two herself, she has been the assistant principal in the cello section of the Oregon Symphony since 2009, as well as working with other musical groups in town. This lovely and talented artist is a marvel to listen to, both on stage and in this segment of Adventures in Artslandia. Don't forget to subscribe, this is your place to get up close and personal with artists, performers, and geniuses in our community!

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!

Pickathon. What is it? It's a mind blowing three-day music festival that takes place every August at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, near Portland. Phil Lesh, Nathaniel Rateliff, Lucius, Yob, and Our Girl, to name a few, in state of the art venues. Plus, the festival has the best food in town, and promotes an ecologically aware, sustainable ethos. Don't miss it. Family friendly!

Photo: Kjerstin Johnson

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.

Frequently praised for the timbre of her voice, Hannah Penn stars in Portland Opera’s As One, a stunning coming-of-age story in which two voices—a mezzo-soprano and a baritone—share the role of transgender heroine Hannah. Discover behind-the-scenes details and more as Hannah talks about this “one woman show played by two people.” Opens at Newmark Theatre on March 22.

March 6, 2019

Ashley Roland of BodyVox

Dance the night away at the Solid Gold Disco Ball with BodyVox on March 9th! Ashley Roland, co artistic director, will share Master of Ceremonies duties and talks about how she shakes her groove thing, encourages the culture of YES, and creates an artistic community in BodyVox’s upcoming piece The Pearl Dive Project, opening on April 4th.

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