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PORTLAND ARTS 101

The Portland Playbook: How to Create Theater Magic in 12 Steps

A clever plan to collaborative creative success, from the team behind Oregon Children’s Theatre's Timmy Failure

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 02/24/2015
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THEATER REVIEW

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?

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 02/16/2015
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THEATER REVIEW

Review: Triangle's Dr. Ruth Gets Some, But Not Much

Despite Wendy Westerwelle’s star turn as the famously frank TV host, this one-woman show proves that even sex needs a good script.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 02/09/2015
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THEATER

How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes (On a Stage)

Back from a five-year Portland absence, the innovative company Sojourn turns theater into a social-science laboratory.

  • By Matthew Schonfeld
  • Published 02/02/2015
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REVIEW

Theater Review: PETE's 'Enter THE NIGHT'

An avante-garde script steeped in gender politics and racial minstrelsy; playwright María Irene Fornes's 1993 work may not stand the test of time, but it does offer PETE ways to shine.

  • By Rene Bermudez
  • Published 01/29/2015
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WORLD PREMIERE

Threesome World Premiere: It's Not About the Sex

We ask playwright Yussef El Guindi why his new play—opening Jan 30 for its world premiere—aims to mix politics with pleasure.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 01/29/2015
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THEATER REVIEW

What Would Chekhov Really Think of Twitter?

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike gets its uproarious dark humor right and its cultural analysis wrong.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 01/22/2015
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THEATER REVIEW

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

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 12/02/2014
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THEATRE

How to See the World's Best Performances Without Leaving Portland

You don't have to travel to New York or London to see world-class theater, dance, and stars (hello, James Franco). You can see them at Portland cinemas. Here's the schedule.

  • By Matthew Schonfeld
  • Published 11/20/2014
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INTERVIEW

Playwright Robert Schenkkan on Winning a Tony and Impressing Spielberg

It's been a big year for one of Oregon theater’s biggest success stories. We caught up with Schenkkan in Ashland to take stock.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 11/03/2014
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THEATER

Boom Arts Brings the World to Portland Theaters

The upstart theater presenter stages dynamic takes on international theater (with live piglets!). Its third season kicks off with 'The Golden Dragon' Oct 25–26.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 10/22/2014
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THEATER REVIEW

'Bob: A Life in Five Acts' Offers a Wild Ride through All-American Pit Stops

Theatre Vertigo’s ambitious season opener serves up misfits, mayhem, and a side of melodrama. Thru Nov 15

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 10/21/2014
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THEATER REVIEW

Defunkt’s 'In the Forest, She Grew Fangs' Offers a Surreal Treatise Against Teen Bullying

With charismatic leads, the local theater fearlessly transforms the bloody fairy tale into an allegory for a pressing contemporary problem. Thru Nov 15

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 10/13/2014
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THEATER REVIEW

Third Rail Rep’s ‘Middletown’: Tackling the Big Questions

With dexterous language and humor, Will Eno’s riff on ‘Our Town’ takes on deep existential questions—but to what end? Thru Oct 19

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 10/07/2014
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THEATER

Q&A: ‘Kinky Boots’ Star Kyle Taylor Parker on Dancing in Heels

The Tony-winning Broadway show with music by Cyndi Lauper sashays into town with Parker at the lead from October 1–5.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 10/01/2014
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THEATER + TICKET GIVEAWAY

Divas vs. Drag Queens: Kinky Boots, Dreamgirls, and La Cage Aux Folles

Size up the divas and the drag queens in these three glamorous productions, plus win tickets for a full immersion.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 09/29/2014
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THEATER

From the White House to the Playhouse, One Portland Student's Journey

After performing at the White House with Sarah Jessica Parker, 9-year-old Sinai La’ryn Jones returns home to perform in 'The Piano Lesson' at Portland Playhouse. Sept 24–Nov 2

  • By Brooke Sahni
  • Published 09/24/2014
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THEATER REVIEW

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

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 09/17/2014
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THEATER

Playwright Rickerby Hinds on Making Poetry from Police Brutality

Hinds uses hip-hop to turn the story of the killing of a black teen into a poignant theater experience at Milagro, Sept 19–20.

  • By Matthew Schonfeld
  • Published 09/16/2014
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EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 14–17

MFNW 2.0 takes over the waterfront, Dew Tour shreds down Broadway, and the Adult Soapbox Derby barrels down Mount Tabor.

  • By Schuyler Keenan, Portland Monthly Staff, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 08/13/2014
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