Performance

Portland Playhouse’s Wonderland Festival Defrosts Old Ideas

Through film, music, dance, and theater, the festival presents virtual holiday food for thought.

12/10/2020 By Conner Reed

Year in Review

The Best Oregon-Made Culture of 2020

From street art to stage sweat, these were the year’s most essential pieces.

12/05/2020 By Conner Reed and Fiona McCann

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

Pomo Picks

Portland Arts and Culture to Stream This Weekend: July 10–12

This week in local culture: interactive theater, a slew of films, a chamber music festival, and an art gallery, all at your fingertips

07/10/2020 By Jordyn Mayer

Pomo Picks

Portland Arts and Culture to Stream This Weekend: July 3–5

The art museum brought to you at home, virtual acting classes for your kiddos, films that support BLM, and more

07/03/2020 By Jordyn Mayer

Pomo Picks

Portland Arts and Culture to Stream This Weekend: June 19

Seussical hits the web, the Symphony shouts out essential workers, and Profile Theatre pivots to audio.

06/19/2020 By Jordyn Mayer

Pride 2020

How to Celebrate Portland Pride Online

Plays, karaoke, drag, and more—all from the comfort of your home.

06/19/2020 By Lauren Carlos

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

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 5–8

Profile, Artists Rep, and CoHo close provocative shows, PIFF kicks off, and Tommy Orange comes to the Schnitz.

03/04/2020 By Conner Reed and Daniel Bromfield

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

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 27–Mar 1

White Bird brings French-Candian acrobats to town, plus an embarrassment of plays and exhibitions.

02/26/2020 By Conner Reed and Daniel Bromfield

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

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 23–26

PETE closes its Beckett mosaic and Michael Kiwanuka comes to town.

01/22/2020 By Conner Reed and Daniel Bromfield

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

Arts

2019’s Best Oregon-Born Culture, From Potent Whispers to Vivid Dances to Twitter Comedy

Plus, a play that melted our writer’s face off.

11/26/2019 By Conner Reed 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

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct. 17–20

Portland's own Dodgr hosts an all-star Roseland show, Smokefall opens at Defunkt, and the 8th annual Portland Film Festival continues!

10/16/2019 By Kiva Hanson, Olivia Wolf, Conner Reed, and Alli Weseman