- Fertile Ground
- LET'S DO THIS!
The Mercury's crack team of arts writers will be covering shows throughout the festival, so keep your eyes peeled for theater updates as we sift through a metric ton of uncurated performance to share the best, worst, and most side-eye-worthy among Fertile Ground's offerings.
Fair warning: It's a lot. Last year's coverage included a play that mimicked actual depression (it was great, I may have cried a little), a play about the Vanport Flood (also great, and a pretty necessary history lesson for anyone who calls Portland home), and an early glimpse into the greatness that would go on to be Hand2Mouth's Time, A Fair Hustler. And a whole lot more. If you're even a little bit curious about theater, go to Fertile Ground. And say hi if you do. I'll be seeing shows the entire festival. Let's do this!