Fertile Ground 2014 Events Announced; Runs Now thru 2/2

Fertile Ground 2014 Events Announced; Runs Now thru 2/2

Now in its sixth year, the Portland-grown Fertile Ground City-Wide Festival of New Work continues to flourish planted in a town of prolific playwrights, abundant actors, innovative dancers, talented designers and adventuresome producers. With many returning companies as well as new producers, FG14 brings dozens upon dozens of new artistic works from Portland's teeming jungle of artists to light to thrive on stages, nooks and crannies all over Portland for 11 days from tonight, January 23 to Sunday, February 2, 2014.

Shining out through the winter darkness, Fertile Ground offers an astonishing breadth of creative work for the stage, compressed into the darkest and wettest days of the Portland calendar. From major theatre companies to spunky dance companies, to loads of playwrights and emerging producers, Portland is fertile ground for presenting new works as a world premieres or pieces in development. This a myriad of new works span theatre, dance, comedy and social action through the arts with staged readings, readings and multidisciplinary events at all times of the day. In addition to seasoned producers offering works at variety of stages, dozens of small, local producers, playwrights and choreographers are also choosing to offer their work for this collaborative Portland showcase festival.

Single tickets for all festival events are purchased directly through the producing companies. All access Festival Passes are only $50 and are available on the Fertile Ground website: www.fertilegroundpdx.org

Full event listings including production descriptions, locations, times and ticket information here: http://www.fertilegroundpdx.org/events.html A printed Festival Guide is available in many theatre lobbies around town including Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage and PCPA, among others.

Key producers this year include Artists Repertory Theatre, Hand2Mouth Theatre, Theatre Vertigo, Portland Playhouse, Lakewood Theatre and more including emerging theatre companies, individual playwrights and chorographers. For FG14, Polaris Dance Theatre will again present the "Groovin Greenhouse" with a variety of choreographers and dance groups, and PDX Playwrights will present more than 15+ new work readings.

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