5th Fertile Ground Festival Lineup Announced, 1/24-2/3

January 4
6:19 2013

Fertile Ground Festival of New Work 2013
Presented by the Portland Area Theatre Alliance
Dates: January 24- February 3, 2013
Venue: City-wide, check website or Festival Guide for locations
Tickets: All ticket information at
Individual Event tickets sold through each producer and can be accessed through the website.
Festival Passes: $50 (online)
Event Descriptions: More information about the Fertile Ground Festival and full event listings and descriptions can be found in the Festival Guide on the website.

What Makes Fertile Ground Unique? Several theatre companies across the nation host "new works festivals" and nearly all of these festivals present "staged readings," works-in-progress curated by the artistic aesthetic of one company's artistic staff. They are also typically exclusive to genre. In contrast, the Fertile Ground Festival presents a non-curated collection of fully staged world premiere productions in theatre and dance, as well as workshop and staged reading productions, and more. Fertile Ground is about process as well as product in creative development. This festival is the collaborative work of our local artistic community expressing the mother lode of creative capacities, in a quintessentially Portland manner.

Fertile Ground was launched by the Portland Area Theatre Alliance (the service organization for Portland theatre artists and organizations) in 2009 to provide a platform for Portland theatre companies to showcase their commitment to new work and vibrant creativity. In the past five years the Festival has grown to embrace many forms of new works in art allowing Portland's arts lovers to discover Portland's truly fertile ground for creativity, innovation and daring acts of performance.

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