Dael Orlandersmith doesn’t mess around. She’s firmly connected to her New York City roots, and much like another famous New Yorker, Howard Cosell, Dael has no problem “telling it like it is.”

Now through March 20, 2016 — you’ll find Continue Reading

They’re back!

Two hilarious plays that are quickly becoming a Portland Center Stage holiday tradition.

Twist Your Dickens (Second City) and The Santaland Diaries (David Sedarus) are tearing (and for many, tears are involved) it up in the Pearl District … Continue Reading

Laurie Anderson’s new documentary, Heart of a Dog, was made almost by accident, and though it does offer a very unique “dog’s eye view”, there’s so much more to it. A long-time muser on life, art, music, fashion, technology, story-telling, … Continue Reading

There are two productions on the PCS boards right now. The “sexually and intellectually provocative” Sex with  Strangers, and the thrilling, sassy and sultry revue that celebrates the life of jazz legend Fats Waller,  Ain’t Misbehavin’. We spoke with … Continue Reading

Timothy Leary.  He’s famous for many quips and unforgettable lines, but aside from the famous  “Turn on..”  triple threat, Leary’s “Just Say Know” is among my very favorites because basically, knowledge is power as the poet once said. And it’s … Continue Reading

The season begins with Our Town, a play that for many of us was the first play we saw or read as teenagers.  In this PCS production, the play’s classic everyday life details, big and small, crushing and elevating, … Continue Reading

Portland has long been recognized as one of the best bicycling communities in the world. Recent statistics indicate more than six percent of Portland residents bike commute to work, making our beautiful metropolis the highest-ranking major city in that category.… Continue Reading

The vivid and breathtaking Threesome began life at the PCS JAW festival two years ago. It is alternately a secular, gender,  geo-political Arab-themed play, and personal relationships are deeply intertwined into the story. Laugh-out-loud funny, shocking and physical. A true … Continue Reading

Three Days of Rain, Portland Center Stage’s finale production of their 2014-15 season, has been drawing rave reviews and wildly enthusiastic audiences.

Two of Three Days’ cast members, Silas Weir Mitchell and Sasha Roiz, have a high national … Continue Reading

The Guardian newspaper editors recently summarized the media’s message to older women: “To age is to fail.” Being past 50, the editorial suggested, without having made the rounds at cosmetics clinics, was to have neglected some unspoken duty not to … Continue Reading

Among the many things Portland Center Stage does really well is its mission to offer an amazing mix of cutting edge, physical and unexpected theatre balanced by a richly curated stream of long-time favorites and classics. All under the one … Continue Reading

If you like family drama, if you enjoy the political world and all its squabbles, have to endure “Uncle Bob” at holiday dinners, Other Desert Cities is the play for YOU.  Secrets, truths, lies, pretense and the showing of a … Continue Reading

If you like your theatre and film-going experience to challenge, be compelling, edgy, unexpected, and highly entertaining. we have one for you in the world premier of Threesome.

 

 

Threesome premiered last month at PCS’s Ellen Bye Studio and … Continue Reading

Portland Radio Project isn’t just about radio (streaming rock, folk and blues; 99.1 FM in a few weeks).

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Of course, we have this award-winning website, filled with great content.

Our Soundcloud stream features PRP’s best interviews and Podcasts.


And, PRP … Continue Reading

The Theatre! The Theatre! Even the smells behind the scenes, the  props and all the things that make it happen from  backstage? It all has a magic. Robert Parish and I were lucky to spend some quality time at PCS … Continue Reading

Fertile Ground Festival offers up the perfect platform for workshopping two original works created by Brianna Barrett, Hamilton Barrett, and John Maggi.

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Fertile Ground 2015 is a 11-day arts festival that will be held January 22 through February 1 in Portland, Oregon. This city-wide festival is focused on new work in the Arts. It will feature world premiere projects, staged readings, developing … Continue Reading

A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens

The Second City’s A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens, presented by Portland Center Stage thru December 24, is a hilarious send-up (or knock down) of the traditional Charles Dickens’ holiday classic.

We were lucky enough to spend some quality … Continue Reading

santaland

For the sixth consecutive year, Portland Center Stage is presenting the irreverent one-Elf show, The Santaland Diaries. Based on the true chronicles of David Sedaris’ experience as “Crumpet the Elf” inside the Santaland Display of Macy’s flagship store in … Continue Reading

From a Midsummer where the audience got to choose their own cast, to a dark and bloody midnight Macbeth, Original Practice Shakespeare believes performing the Bard’s works should be a little dangerous.

“One of the reasons we are so successful … Continue Reading