TBA

Dispatches from Week One of the 2020 Time-Based Art Festival

A sautéed iPhone, a timid Macbeth, and more.

09/18/2020 By Andrew Jankowski

TBA

How PICA Is Pulling Off Its Time-Based Art Festival amid Overlapping Tragedies

A plague, shrinking budgets, and wildfire smoke aside, TBA 2020 is now streaming on a laptop near you.

09/16/2020 By Conner Reed

Slings & Arrows

The Path Forward for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

“There’s a generation of people on the streets right now who are saying, ‘Everything has to shift. If you don’t shift it, we won’t come.’”

08/01/2020 By Conner Reed

Theater

While the Curtain Stays Down, Portland Theaters Pivot to Audio

Profile, Artists Rep, and PETE are rethinking theatrical intimacy with a slew of new sound-based projects.

07/16/2020 By Conner Reed

Black Lives Matter

Who’s the Portland Opera Singer with a Viral Video and a TV Invitation from Kelly Clarkson?

Meet Emmanuel Henreid, and his new project, Livin' in the Light.

07/04/2020 By Fiona McCann

How We're Coping

A Portland Performer Discusses the State of the Arts Under Coronavirus

John Ellingson is the associate artistic director at Northwest Children's Theater and father to a 1-year-old daughter. In the face of a global pandemic, he's...

03/20/2020 By Conner Reed

Review

Indecent Is a Moving Celebration with Some Very Pretty Pictures

The Profile/Artists Rep coproduction is a flawed but effective meditation on collective grief.

03/02/2020 By Conner Reed

Spring Arts: Stage

One Year In, Artists Rep Reflects on Life without Space

“Collaboration can be challenging,” says artistic director Dámaso Rodríguez.

02/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

Theater

OSF Stalwart Lynn Nottage Locked Herself in a Lincoln Center Bathroom Yesterday

The two-time Pulitzer winner set an extremely specific corner of the internet on fire when she tweeted out a cry for help from a bathroom in Manhattan.

02/07/2020 By Conner Reed

Review

Beckett Women Is a Mesmerizing Scream

The latest from the Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble is a twisty, agitated wonder.

01/14/2020 By Conner Reed

Theater

This Portland Actor Channels Die Hard's Hans Gruber Every Holiday Season

A Q&A with actor Landy Lamb, who shines as German mastermind Hans Gruber in Funhouse Lounge's Die Hard: The Musical

11/26/2019 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 7–10

The Portland Book Festival returns, BodyVox tackles Shakespeare with Death and Delight, and Cherokee Nation member Brenda Mallory opens a new show at Upfor.

11/07/2019 By Conner Reed, Rebecca Jacobson, and Fiona McCann

Review

Defunkt's Smokefall Beguiles, Befuddles, and Lingers

The Portland premiere of Noah Haidle's hallucinatory, imperfect show is a stimulating if uneven watch.

10/21/2019 By Conner Reed

Review

The View from Fuse Theatre Ensemble's Bridge is Bright, Indeed

Fuse's production of A View from the Bridge, staged in a warehouse north of Slabtown, will run for one more weekend.

10/18/2019 By Conner Reed

Theater

At the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Wigs Are Serious Business

Bouncy bouffants, soaring “hair sculptures,” handlebar mustaches, and beyond—and upwards of 100 each season.

10/16/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

TBA

A Time-Based Recap of the Time-Based Art Festival

Stray on-the-clock observations from Portland's most unpredictable two-week art party.

09/19/2019 By Conner Reed

TBA

Our Top Picks for TBA 2019

Bossa Nova soundtracks, a pipe organist shredding, group screaming sessions, and a mother musical? That'd be TBA.

09/05/2019 By Kiva Hanson, Fiona McCann, and Conner Reed

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: August 2019

Pickathon returns to Pendarvis Farm, Michelle Wolf plays Helium, Lost Lander drops a new album, and Lents hosts its fifth annual Chicken Beauty Contest.

07/24/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Music

Big Emotions Reign Supreme in PHAME’s World-Premiere Rock Opera

Written and performed entirely by adults with developmental disabilities, The Poet’s Shadow is a landmark production for the Portland nonprofit.

07/24/2019 By Conner Reed

Performance

Universo Marries Latin Pop with Sonny & Cher

Joaquin Lopez’s “electro-pop emotion concert” explores the little stuff—sex, love, queerness, and the phases of the moon.

07/10/2019 By Conner Reed