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Jane Comer has been a part of the Portland, Oregon theatre scene since the 1980s. Jane has a BA in Creative Writing and Theatre from Linfield University, and also studied Theatre at both the University of Oregon and Western Oregon University. Even before this, Jane could most easily be found anywhere a stage was, in both middle and high school. An actor, playwright, and director, Jane's work has been enjoyed by audiences across the USA and Internationally.

As a playwright, Jane's plays include I Am an Actress: A Passion Play (world premiere 2019) and The Fear of Speaking (world premiere 2021.) She also wrote the warmly received filmed play Becoming Adorable (2021). Jane is currently at work on the ensemble play Break of Mourning, which is scheduled to premiere at Fuse Theatre Ensemble in Fall 2023.

As an actor, Jane has performed at various theatres throughout Oregon and SW Washington, including Lakewood Theatre Company, Mt. Hood Rep and Fuse Theatre Ensemble. Jane recently played "The Stage Manager" in Fuse Theatre Ensemble's acclaimed production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town.

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Fertile Ground Festival Announces GROW Grant Award Winners

The Fertile Ground Festival has announced the recipients of GROW Grants to fund productions for this year's festival. Find out more about the grant winners here!

Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Portland Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Portland Awards; INTO THE WOODS, AMERICAN GIRL, Gallery Theater & More Lead!

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Portland Awards; INTO THE WOODS, AMERICAN GIRL, Gallery Theater & More Lead!

It's the final 3 weeks and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 11th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BroadwayWorld Portland Awards December 5th Standings; INTO THE WOODS Leads Best Musical!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards; Broadway Rose Theatre Company Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards; at Gallery Theater Leads Best Ensemble Performance!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards; Broadway Rose Theatre Company Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Fuse Theatre Ensemble Presents OUR TOWN Through The Queer Lens

Fuse Theatre Ensemble presents Our Town by Thronton Wilder. Performances run Dec. 2-24, 2022, Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 3pm.

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Portland Awards; LOCH LOMOND Leads Best Musical!

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Portland Awards; Broadway Rose's LOCH LOMOND Leads Best Musical!

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Fuse Theatre Ensemble Announces BECOMING UNDERSTOOD

While most of us were cooped up in our houses wondering if theatre would ever be able to return, Portland playwright and actress, Jane Comer, was busy creating and honing three original solo-shows and submitting them to Fringe Festivals around the world.

Fertile Ground 2021 Projects Announced; 31 Projects Selected by Community Panel

Fertile Ground Festival of New Works, a program of the Portland Area Theatre Alliance has announced the new works lineup selected for the 2021 festival. 

Fertile Ground Announces GROW AWARD Winners For 2021 Festival

The Fertile Ground Festival of New Works, a program of the Portland Area Theatre Alliance (PATA), is thrilled to announce the nine projects awarded $500 to produce new work in the 2021 festival. For the 12th annual festival, Fertile Ground will become a free, virtual festival running Thursday, January 28 through Sunday, February 7, 2021.

BWW Feature: PDX THEATRES OFFER AUDIO PLAYS, STREAMING FESTIVALS, AND ACTIVITIES TO DO AT HOME

With shows on hold, theatres have started to explore non-traditional ways to connect with audiences. Here's what's new.

Fuse Theatre Ensemble Presents The 2020 Outwright Theatre Festival BE-YOU-T

Fuse Theatre Ensemble presents The OUTwright Theatre Festival, centering our trans and gender nonconforming communities, June 24-28 7pm each night on Facebook & Instagram.

10 Things to See at Fertile Ground 2019

The 10th Anniversary Fertile Ground Festival starts in just over a week! This year's festival features more than 70 works, including plays, musicals, storytelling, dance, comedy, and more.

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