Join us Sunday, July 28th at 4 p.m. for the 2nd episode of the Portland’5 Podcast. Listen live at 99.1 FM in the heart of Portland – or online anywhere at And shortly after the broadcast, check back here (or wherever you get your podcasts) for the Portland’5 Podcast, on demand, 24-7.

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The Portland’5 Podcast is an exploration of Portland’s theatre community through the lens of its five iconic downtown venues. Art matters. Art brings joy, inspires the mind, and unites communities. Art changes lives.

In this episode, we talk all about select Education & Community Engagement events that Portland’5  has to offer for their upcoming season. We will hear from Randi Freitas, choreographer of the Hip Hop Nutcracker, a remixed and re-imagined version of the classic we all know and love; and Shannon Wild, a wildlife photographer and conservationist who will be coming to Portland as a part of National Geographic Live to present her documentary Pursuit of the Black Panther.

In addition, we will also hear from two individuals who have sincerely benefited from these events. Imani Burress, who is now the Education and Community Engagement Coordinator for Portland’5; and Zaria Williams, a student at Central Washington University who attended one of the Education performances of Black Violin, and now studies Music Education and interns for Portland’5.


Randi Freitas, Choreographer, The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Shannon Wild, Wildlife Photographer, Cinematographer, Conservationist

Imani Burress, Education and Community Engagement Coordinator, Portland’5 Centers for the Arts

Zaria Williams, Central Washington University Student, Intern, Portland’5 Centers for the Arts


After listening to this episode, you can view the full Education Program Season here.


Host: Rebecca Webb, Co-Founder, Portland Radio Project


~ Support comes from Portland’5, which provides its five iconic downtown theatres to local and national arts, music, dance, and education performances. For more, visit