Theater

Can a Bilingual Theater Company Thrive in the Age of Trump?

For decades, Milagro has produced Latin American theater for Portland audiences. Now it faces a whole new set of challenges.

04/24/2018 By Fiona McCann

Storytelling

Can Live Storytelling Be an Antidote to Xenophobia?

With an evening of personal tales from immigrants and refugees, Portland Story Theater is betting on it.

04/04/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Theater

How to Score $10 Hamilton Tickets

May the odds be ever in your favor.

03/06/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Performance

Feyonce Brings 'Messy Drag' to the Masses

In Strong Female Protagonist, Wayne Bund—a first-grade teacher by day—takes us on a hero's journey.

02/15/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Opera

With David Adam Moore's Winterreise, Portland Opera Aims to Break Your Heart

Schubert probably didn't imagine his love-stricken final masterpiece rendered in floor-to-ceiling 3D projection mapping.

02/07/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Theater

A New Portland Play Takes On Climate Change—For Hours

Award-winning playwright E. M. Lewis breaks down her five-hour epic, Magellanica.

01/16/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Theater

Oregon Teen Gets Glowing Reviews in Broadway Debut

Raised in Happy Valley, 18-year-old Hailey Kilgore is earning raves for her starring role in Once on This Island.

12/05/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Arts News

PICA Announces New Leadership Team

Portland’s leading contemporary arts organization will have three artistic directors: Roya Amirsoleymani, Erin Boberg Doughton, and Kristan Kennedy.

11/28/2017 By Fiona McCann

Theater

This Oregon-Raised Teen Could Be Broadway's Next Big Star

Hailey Kilgore grew up in Happy Valley. Now she's starring in a Broadway revival of the musical Once on This Island.

11/20/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Theater

Don't Throw Away Your Shot: Hamilton Tickets Go on Sale This Friday

The Broadway sensation hits Portland March 20–April 8, and you can score tickets starting at 10 a.m. on November 17.

11/13/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Mississippi/Williams: Insider Picks

Where N Mississippi/Williams Insiders Really Eat, Drink, and Play

These are the storied parks, backyard bars, and oddball food carts where the neighbors hang out.

11/01/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Staff

Mississippi/Williams: Activities

5 Places to Play in Portland's N Mississippi/Williams Neighborhood

It’s all about board game battles, great bands, and boxing rings.

11/01/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Staff

Drag Art

4 Reasons You Absolutely Need to See Pepper Pepper's New Show

The Portland drag performer's new solo work dances through uncertainty to some cracking diva tunes.

10/25/2017 By Kayla Brock

Theater

A New Portland Show Searches for Utopia Onstage

Partly inspired by the Rajneeshees, innovative company Hand2Mouth presents a “mind experiment” for 2017.

10/16/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Theater

A New Play Tackles Displacement in 1970s North Portland

Left Hook is set in the historically African American Albina neighborhood. We talked to director Damaris Webb.

10/05/2017 By Kayla Brock

TBA 2017

Our Top 8 Moments from TBA 2017

After 10 days of provocative, entertaining, emotionally raw work, we’ve pulled together the most impactful moments from this year’s Time-Based Art Festival.

09/20/2017 By Kayla Brock, Rebecca Jacobson, and Fiona McCann

Poetry

Samiya Bashir Will Smash Your Definition of Poetry at TBA

In advance of 15 m = ?, the Portland poet talks race, gender, and survival as an artist of color.

08/31/2017 By Bryanna Briley

The Art of Resistance

In the Age of Trump, Portland Artists Clap Back

From a climate change song cycle to a drag queen in a Trump mask, here's how local creators resist.

08/14/2017 By Fiona McCann