Theater & Performance

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Theater & Performance Jun 24 1:00 PM

Portland Drag Clown Carla Rossi Climbed Jeffery Gibson's Installation at the 2024 Venice Biennale

Artist Jeffery Gibson invited Carla Rossi to climb his installation on the US pavilion.

Theater & Performance May 31 3:00 PM

Ponder the Mysteries of Greg in Middletown Mall

Third Rail Repertory Theatre closes out their season in a mall wasteland.

Theater & Performance May 30 12:00 PM

Portland Playwright Mikki Gillette Imagines Warhol Superstars Behind the Scenes

Candy Darling, Holly Woodlawn, and Jackie Curtis never quite escape the Factory of Blonde on a Bum Trip

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Theater & Performance May 10 2:30 PM

Theater Review: Hand2Mouth's Spring Show Speaks With the Living, the Dead, and Death

Memento Mori unfolds as a series of sketches, and when the actors speak, they kill.

Comedy Apr 29 1:30 PM

Monét X. Change's Life Be Lifin’ Tour Delayed, "But She's Still Coming Mama"

Former Portlander Kevin Bertin says they want to take a step back to focus on writing music.

Theater & Performance Apr 25 1:30 PM

Theater Review: Shaking the Tree Simmers the Bones of a Fairy Tale Into a Feast

If you see one play about loss and rebirth this spring, The Brother and the Bird should be it.

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Theater & Performance Apr 9 2:06 PM

Theater Review: Don't Google Nassim

The co-production of Boom Arts and Portland Center Stage shouldn't be spoiled, but we have a few tips you can know.

Theater & Performance Mar 20 2:00 PM

Peachy Springs Is Portland's Premiere Hard-Working, Foul-Mouthed Bingo Drag Queen

They play for two tight hours and cash prizes. They stay for Springs’ delightfully abusive crowd work.

Theater & Performance Mar 7 2:00 PM

Theater Review: Sanctuary City Follows Two Undocumented Teens Through the Chaos of the US Immigration System

Third Rail Repertory deftly adapts Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Martyna Majok's gorgeous mosaic of lived experience.

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Theater & Performance Mar 5 2:00 PM

Poison Waters Turns Up the Heat at Her Own Charity Roast

The Portland drag icon returned shade upon her roasters and raised over $3000 for a Cascade AIDS Project summer camp.

Theater & Performance Feb 23 3:41 PM

Theater Review: Shaking the Tree Explores the Overlap Between Posession and Inspiration

Even if you're not a fan of poetry, you can still appreciate the horror in Portland Playright Ken Yoshikawa's We Wrote This With You in Mind.

Theater & Performance Feb 22 12:30 PM

Theater Review: Oregon Ballet Theatre's Peter Pan Is Exciting for Kids and Enthralling for Adults

Trey McIntyre's choreography excentuates the divide between youth and adulthood that is so central to J.M. Barrie's treasured tale.

Theater & Performance Feb 19 2:00 PM

Prolab Dance’s Latest Work Unfolded Physically, Virtually, and Upon the Ceiling of Kendall Planetarium

when we were Ocean was intentionally overwhelming but delightful in its exploration.

Theater & Performance Feb 1 4:00 PM

Theater Review: What the Constitution Means to Me Questions Our Founding Document, From a Place of Love

Portland Center Stage's first production of 2024 was actually the most-produced play of 2023.

Culture Dec 20 11:00 AM

Portland Remembers Patrick Buckmaster: The Club Kai Kai Creator, DJ, and Party Planner Has Died at 33

Buckmaster wove an appreciation of drag, music, and satire into a community-building practice.

Theater & Performance Dec 15 11:00 AM

Theater Preview: I’m in Control Which Means Nothing Bad Will Ever Happen to Me

The mentorship of PETE Presents brings us philosophical flashes of hot mess.

Theater & Performance Nov 1 4:05 PM

Theater Review: Blood Wedding Soars and Stumbles

Frederico García Lorca's tragedy of doom and revenge is so relevant, we wonder if Shaking the Tree is psychic.

Theater & Performance Oct 26 11:00 AM

Theater Review: Grab a Guinness and Two Pints at CoHo Theater

Third Rail Repertory's season opener is a gorgeous little diptych, two-hander play about a friendship between two Irishmen.

Theater & Performance Oct 24 2:00 PM

Theater Review: Portland Center Stage’s Hair “Lets the Sunshine In”

A gifted cast sings new life into the anti-war Vietnam-era musical.

Movies & TV Oct 6 8:00 AM

David Byrne Takes Over Tomorrow Theater's Opening Weekend

A look inside the renovated former adult movie house that Portland Art Museum turned into a 250-seat movie and performance venue.

Theater & Performance Sep 22 4:40 PM

Red Door's Streamlined Evolve Experience Is Ready for the Road

The hot button show about police and the public is not trying to entertain. That doesn't mean it's not engrossing.

Theater & Performance Jul 10 2:00 PM

The Mercury's 48-Hour Drag-A-Thon Live Blog

Darcelle XV Showplace and Wildfang broke a Guinness World Record—here's what happened!

Theater & Performance Jun 29 11:00 AM

Goths on Cabaret at PETE's Cardiac Organ

Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble starts dark but stays camp with "Cardiac Organ: A Goth Cabaret."

Theater & Performance Jun 27 12:00 PM

You Don’t Have to Be Drunk to Love Drunk Herstory

Creator and host Shandi Evans says the comedy drag night's first sober storyteller told "hands down the most insane story we've ever done."

Comedy Jun 14 5:34 PM

An Oral History of LMAO Comedy Parody Road House: The Play!

An interview with the two hilarious women who wrote it—Shelley McLendon and Courtenay Hameister.

Theater & Performance Jun 14 11:50 AM

Jumping Onto Portland's Epic Drag-A-Thon Is the Hottest Celebrity Trend

Tickets are now on sale for this historic attempt and Trevor Project fundraiser.

Theater & Performance Jun 1 3:00 PM

Wildfang and Darcelle XV Showplace Will Attempt to Set a New Guinness World Record

These queens are standing up to—and raising money to fight—the Tennessee drag ban and other anti-drag bills in the US.

Theater & Performance May 17 10:58 AM

Theater Review: Artists Repertory Theatre’s True Story Packs a Hard-Boiled Punch

Oregon playwright E. M. Lewis has penned a timeless noir play.

Theater & Performance May 12 7:30 AM

Q&A With PICA's Outgoing and Incoming Executive Directors

After 20 years, Victoria Frey passes the torch to Reuben Roqueñi —who has been involved with PICA for over a decade.

Theater & Performance Apr 18 12:30 PM

Theater Review: Nikki Kuhnhausen Was an American Girl

Mikki Gillette's new play draws from deep conversations with Kuhnhausen’s mother to show her daughter's real life.

Theater & Performance Apr 14 3:28 PM

The Siren Theater Moves from Old Town to North Mississippi

The space's April 22 grand opening kicks off with the Aces, but they're already hosting smaller stand-up shows.

Theater & Performance Mar 30 3:30 PM

Touring Musical Hairspray Will Leave You Bubbly

Despite some sound issues, we were won over by John Waters' story and the adaption's irreverent, infectious fun.

Theater & Performance Mar 20 11:00 AM

Theater Review: The Value of Forbidden Fruit

Shaking the Tree celebrates its 20th anniversary and raises the bar with a masterful hybrid play.

Music Mar 13 12:00 PM

Oregon Symphony 2023-24 Season: Cancellations, Crowd-Pleasers, and Comebacks

Budget cuts nixed the 2023 free Waterfront Concert, but the rest of the calendar is built to bring audiences back.

Theater & Performance Mar 6 11:00 AM

Front Porch Sessions Is a Loneliness-Destroying Storytelling Show

Chris Williams' community-building series is simple in format, but built from a dense amount of knowledge and experience.

Food and Drink Mar 3 12:30 PM

Drinks Before or After?

A guide to Portland art and performance venues, and where to talk about the show—after the show.

Theater & Performance Feb 16 12:14 PM

My Perfectly Valid Objections Airs the First Date Anxieties of Trans and Cis People

Portland playwright Mikki Gillette depicts the minefield trans women navigate, specifically while dating cis men.

Theater & Performance Jan 17 10:43 AM

Theater Preview: PETE’s The Americans Looks at Idealized America vs. the Real America

The provocative theater company pulls from Robert Frank's black-and-white photographs to prod at the tumultuous history of American social relations.

Music Oct 24 3:50 PM

The Future of YACHT Rock

After a screening of The Computer Accent YACHT will play the album they used AI to create

Theater & Performance Oct 21 10:59 AM

Even at Three Hours, Sorkin's To Kill a Mockingbird Is Riveting

Make it out to the touring production's short run at the Keller Auditorium while you have the chance.

Theater & Performance Oct 11 11:24 AM

Shaking the Tree’s Play About Abortion Contains More Than Politics

Suzan-Lori Parks wrote Fucking A in 2000, but the play remains an unflinching and prescient critique of today.

TBA Sep 16 10:00 AM

TBA Review: Drag Clown Carla Rossi Clowns Harder

Clown Down 2: Clown Out of Water is a like a Jim Henson apocalpyse cult Greek tragedy.

TBA Sep 14 1:40 PM

TBA Review: Adrienne Truscott Is the Centerpiece of THIS

By the time Adrienne Truscott was on a scissor lift, sipping a glass of red wine, I had already given myself over to the dance.

Fall Arts 2022 Sep 12 8:08 AM

Fucking A with a Capital Abortion

"You cannot do this play without talking about race," Shaking the Tree's Samantha Van Der Merwe says.

Theater & Performance Jul 22 4:21 PM

The Shoebox Is Now 21ten Theatre

And two Portland actresses are now Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

Music Jul 14 1:12 PM

Air You Ready to Rock?

US Air Guitar Nationals Brings the Thunder (But No Instruments)