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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!

Fertile Ground Festival 2024 Announces Return With New Director Tamara Carroll

The fifteenth Fertile Ground Festival comes with two significant changes: longtime Portland arts administrator and artist Tamara Carroll (they/them) steps into the role of Festival Director; and the Festival, typically held in January and February, will take place April 12 through 21, 2024. Get more information about the event here!

Theatre Diaspora to Present a Staged Reading of Min Kahng's INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN

Theatre Diaspora, Oregon's only professional Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) theatre company, will present a free staged reading of Inside Out and Back Again by Min Kahng at Portland Center Stage, May 15 at 6:30 p.m., followed by a panel discussion produced by MediaRites. 

Oregon Children's Theatre Presents WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON

Oregon Children’s Theatre (OCT) will present Where the Mountain Meets the Moon at the Newmark Theatre, located at Portland’5 Center for the Arts, April 30 through May 28.

Fertile Ground Announces Crowdfunding Campaign For New Festival Director

The Fertile Ground Festival of New Works, a program of the Portland Area Theatre Alliance (PATA), is on a hiatus for the first year since its launch in 2009—an effort to plan a sustainable future for Fertile Ground. A key component of this strategic evaluation is funding the festival director position.

Theatre Diaspora to Present FAMILY TIES THAT BIND Fundraiser in November

Theatre Diaspora, Oregon's only professional Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) theatre company, have announced “Family Ties That Bind,” a staged performance comprising local AAPI artists on their stories revolving around the term “family”. The event will also serve as an annual fundraiser on November 6 at Curious Comedy Theater.

Review: F-ING A at Shaking The Tree

This play takes you into the darkest parts of human nature and doesn’t give you a path back out, and it forces you to think about what you would do in these situations, where every choice is a bad one. And because of that, it’s must-see theatre.

Register Now For MediaRites & Oregon Children's Theatre's The �"Ism Youth Files

The —Ism Youth Files is a youth project focusing on writings and interviews with youth ages 12-21 about mental health

Fertile Ground Announces Strategic Hiatus For 2023 Festival

After a consistent 13 years of production as an annual festival dedicated to supporting new “acts of creation” by Portland artists, Fertile Ground Festival of New Works, a program of the Portland Area Theatre Alliance (PATA), will take a strategic hiatus for the 2023 festival.

Fertile Ground Announces GROW Award Winners Ahead of New Works Festival

The Fertile Ground Festival of New Works, a program of the Portland Area Theatre Alliance (PATA), has announced the five projects awarded $500 to produce new work in the 2022 festival.

Fertile Ground Festival 2022 Plans Announced

The 2022 Fertile Ground Festival, a program of the Portland Area Theatre Alliance, will be a virtual festival running Thursday, January 27 through Sunday, February 6, 2022.

Bag&Baggage Productions Announces 2021/22 Season Featuring In-Person and Virtual Programming

Bag&Baggage Productions is emerging from a year of exclusively virtual theatre and announces its 2021/22 Season, featuring a variety of live, in-person performances alongside one virtual offering. The 21/22 Season, consisting of four “mainstage” productions includes three World Premieres and more.

The Actors Conservatory Announces Oregon One Act Festival

After an amazing year of creativity, compromises, collaborations, and (so many) silver linings, The Actors Conservatory announces The Oregon One Act Festival: Two Evenings of short plays featuring the graduating class of 2021 and the work of directors Beth Harper, Dámaso Rodríguez, Lava Alapai, Michael Mendelson, and Samson Syharath.

Portland Center Stage Presents THE BELLS THAT STILL CAN RING

After triumphant appearances in some of Portland Center Stage's most popular holiday productions, actor Isaac Lamb returns to PCS to helm a new and altogether different kind of seasonal offering, The Bells That Still Can Ring.

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.

OCT Announces Post-Show Panel Discussions For THE JOURNAL OF BEN UCHIDA

Oregon Children's Theatre (OCT), Oregon's largest non-profit professional theater for young audiences, has added two evening performances and panel discussions to its run of The Journal of Ben Uchida: Citizen 13559, now playing at the Winningstad Theatre. 

Oregon Children's Theatre Presents THE JOURNAL OF BEN UCHIDA: CITIZEN 13559

Oregon Children's Theatre (OCT), Oregon's largest non- profit professional theater for young audiences, will present The Journal of Ben Uchida: Citizen 13559, opening this February at the Winningstad Theatre. This play details-with anger, despair, sadness, and hope-a dark chapter in this country's history; it tells a story that is relevant, moving, and one that cannot be forgotten.

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