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!
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.