Light a Fire 2016: Inspiring Creativity

Artists Repertory Transforms Its Home into an Incubator for the Future of Local Theater

While still producing shows that give you “all the feels.”

10/10/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson


The Ambitious Cuban-Themed Musical a Portland Company Hopes to Take to Broadway

A group of Cuban American talent—a musician, a producer, a director, a writer, a choreographer, and an actor—brings the story of Jorge Gómez to the Portland stage.

09/21/2015 By Fiona McCann


Review: Memory and Money in Artist’s Rep’s The Price

Two brothers reunite to divest themselves of their dead father’s furniture, but struggle to do the same with their memories (and Artist’s Rep keeps Arthur Miller relevant).

04/09/2015 By Fiona McCann


Review: Artists Rep's Tribes

For a hearing audience, Nina Raine's play offers pitch-perfect acting and a fascinating challenge. For the Deaf community, a well-meaning gesture?

02/16/2015 By Ramona DeNies


Artists Rep’s ‘Blithe Spirit’ Haunts the Holidays with Humor

The Noël Coward classic about a remarried man who accidentally summons the ghost of his manipulative first wife offers a comedic alternative to Scrooges and elves. Thru Jan 4

12/02/2014 By Nathan Tucker


Artists Rep’s ‘Intimate Apparel’ Is a Quiet Triumph

With a stellar cast, Artists Rep’s production about showy underwear reveals multiple issues with a deceptively simple tale. Thru Oct 5

09/17/2014 By Nathan Tucker


Looking Forward to the 2014/2015 Arts Season

Consider this your arts season cliffhanger: a look at what's to come when your favorite arts orgs come back from summer vacation.

07/01/2014 By Nathan Tucker


A Hot Two-Night Stand for Portland Theater Awards

Portland Playhouse scores big at the Drammys after OSF’s All the Way snags two Tonys on Broadway.

06/10/2014 By Aaron Scott


Review: Artists Rep’s ‘The Playboy of the Western World’

ART’s staging of the controversial Irish classic is a true theatrical treat; you’d be a fool not to see it. Thru June 22

05/28/2014 By Aaron Scott


PDX Theater's Irish Spring

Four Irish plays open in the next month. Here’s what you need to know to make sense of all the craic.

05/20/2014 By Nathan Tucker


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 13–16

Zombies in love, launch party, steamy tango, ticket alerts, and Live Wire turns 10 with Fred Armisen, Sherman Alexie, and Sallie Ford and her new band.

03/13/2014 By Aaron Scott


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 6–9

The Blue Man Group, the Portland2014 Biennial, POW Fest, Legos for adults, First Thursday, Sallie Ford's new band—simply too much.

03/06/2014 By Aaron Scott


The Motherf**ker with the Small Fire in the Piazza

Artists Rep, PCS, and Portland Playhouse all open stories about love that range from the bombastically hilarious to a slow burn.

03/06/2014 By Aaron Scott


Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 6–9

A series of Portlander potraits goes viral, the Pixies rock the Schnitz, snow falls on First Thursday, and everyone sings William Stafford "Happy Birthday."

02/06/2014 By Erik Maurer


Review: ART's "The Monster-Builder"

The world premiere's overblown parody provides some unexpectedly adventurous comedy, but fails to satisfyingly address its themes. Thru Mar 2

02/05/2014 By Nathan Tucker


Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 30–Feb 2

Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis release Wildwood's finale, Dweezil Zappa plays dad's old songs, and Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre takes on an even older Norse legend.

01/30/2014 By Nathan Tucker


Fertile Ground Field Guide 2014

Portland’s theater and dance stages erupt in a rambunctious cornucopia of new works. Jan 23–Feb 2

01/23/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Ally Bordas


Race to the Stage

Portland theaters and the August Wilson Red Door Project turns the spotlight on race and the legendary African American playwright.

01/21/2014 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Q&A: "The Monster-Builder" Playwright Amy Freed

The Pulitzer-finalist talks about why she's debuting her new play at ART and how the comedy is a protest against bad architecture. Jan 28–Mar 2

01/20/2014 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 16-19

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Frankenstein, Itzhak Perlman rocks the fiddle, FOCM turns 75, and a slew of new plays open at PCS, Profile, Vertigo, and Coho. How can we possibly do it all?!

01/15/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Erik Maurer