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THEATER

Why Are Portland Millennials So Theater-Averse?

Portland theater has an age problem. But some of the city's most established companies are looking for ways to bring in younger audiences.

  • By Jack Rushall
  • Published 05/05/2016

THE ESSENTIALS

Summer Cannibals to Phil Knight: May’s Pop Culture Hot List

The album, book, festival, and play you can’t miss this month

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 04/22/2016

HAPPENINGS

How We Fell for Dita Von Teese

We talked with the enchanting burlesque queen about self-invention, her upcoming Portland shows, and that giant martini glass. Plus, take it from Dita: beauty comes in all sizes.

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 04/14/2016

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 7–10

Shook Twins play the Doug Fir, nondancers get their groove on, and the curtain goes up on a slew of new theater productions. Welcome to the weekend.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson, Sylvia Randall-Muñoz, and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 04/07/2016

PORTLAND'S FUTURE

Five Young Portland Artists on the Verge

From a St. Johns rapper to a preteen actor, these are the rising stars to watch.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 03/25/2016

THEATER

From a Sexy Jewel Thief to a Sexy Ghost, Imago Theatre Mines Japanese Pulp

The Lady Aoi is a spooky, steamy ghost story set in a hospital.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 03/10/2016

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 10–13

Esperanza Spalding reinvents herself, Artists Rep journeys to Africa, and Ghost World author Daniel Clowes debuts a sci-fi love story. Oh, and the Biebs is in town.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson, Sylvia Randall-Muñoz, and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 03/10/2016

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 3-6

Cat-inspired improv, teddy bear shamanism, stilt-walking saxophonists, and a superhero battle royale. Brace yourself.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson, Sylvia Randall-Muñoz, and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 03/03/2016

THEATER

What Happens When a Teenage Couple’s Sex Tape Goes Viral—in a Conservative Indian City?

That’s the question at the heart of Free Outgoing, playing in Portland this weekend.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 03/01/2016

SPRING ARTS

Your Guide to the 2016 Spring Arts Season

From thrash metal to Thornton Wilder, acrobat lumberjacks to Leon Bridges, we present our picks for the season’s sweetest tickets.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 03/01/2016

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 25–28

Lewis Black puts on his angry face, New Orleans funk comes to the Crystal, and Romeo and Juliet do some pirouettes. Send February out with a bang.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 02/25/2016

THEATER

Oregon-Born Playwright Aaron Posner Gives Chekhov the Bird

In Stupid Fucking Bird, playing through March 27 at Portland Center Stage, the Eugene-raised Posner serves up an irreverent riff on The Seagull.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 02/24/2016

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 18–21

The PDX Jazz Fest pays tribute to the legacy of John Coltrane, films from all over the globe hit screens all over Portland, and a "slow tech" devotee takes on the digital age. Happy weekend, everybody.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 02/18/2016

THEATER

Oregon Shakespeare Fest Opens with Country-Western Tunes and Hollywood Glam

And also some Dickens.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 02/16/2016

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 11–14

Bill Maher hits the Schnitz, Grace Potter plays the Roseland, and the Symphony does a live-score Star Trek. Plus: vice-riddled tales of Portland and the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards. It's the weekend—seize it.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson, Alex Keith, and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 02/11/2016

THEATER

Portland-Raised Playwright Tanya Barfield Talks Race and Writing

The award-winning playwright is in town to open a season of her work at Profile Theatre. She told us what it's like to see her work staged in Portland for the first time, and why she's both sad and glad we're ready to talk about race.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 02/04/2016

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 21–24

Epic charisma alert! On stage this weekend: Josh Ritter, Nathaniel Rateliff, Nathan Brannon, and Bri Pruett. Plus Book of Mormon packs up.

  • By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 01/21/2016

THEATER FESTIVAL

Five Picks for the Fertile Ground Festival

Dozens of new, homegrown works of theater and performance will hit stages over the next 11 days. Here are the five shows we’re most looking forward to.

  • By Fiona McCann and Ramona DeNies
  • Published 01/20/2016

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 31–Jan 3

Kick out the old, ring in the new—there are plenty of ways to celebrate the dawning of 2016 this weekend. Calexico, comedy king Greg Fitzsimmons, and conga-dancing polar bears—go crazy, PDX!

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 12/30/2015

THEATER

Meet ZooZoo's Hilarious Cast of Animal Characters

Imago's beloved production ZooZoo is ending its successful run with a last Portland hurrah before setting off for a final tour. Here's our sneak peek at its awesome, anthropomorphic cast.

  • By Images Courtesy Imago Theater and Fiona McCann
  • Published 12/07/2015
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