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The Color Purple
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September 15 – October 28

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A Life
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September 29 – November 11

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Announcing New Artistic Director Marissa Wolf

We are thrilled to welcome Marissa Wolf as the new Artistic Director of Portland Center Stage at The Armory!

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Happy Hour with Y.G.B. Portland

Sun, Sep 16, 6:00 p.m.  •  FREE

In celebration of The Color Purple, we're collaborating with Y.G.B. Portland to bring special performances by Blossom, World Stage Theatre, Darian Anthony Patrick and a DJ set by Lamar Leroy to The Armory for a special Happy Hour.

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Happy Hour with Timothy Douglas and Guests

Wed, Sep 19, 6:00 p.m.  •  FREE

Join Director Timothy Douglas and cast members of The Color Purple for a Happy Hour about the artistic direction, costuming and other topics centered around his work.

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Perspectives series on "The Color Purple": Margaret Carter & Carmen Sylvester

Sun, Oct 7, 4:30 p.m.  •  FREE

Hear and share personal reactions and thoughts inspired by the play, filtered through the perspectives of local musicians, leaders, health workers, historians and other community members. 

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Screenwriting for Playwrights

Sat, Oct 13, 10:00 a.m.  •  $150, Arts for All Pricing Available at Box Office

Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Dan Kitrosser will break down the nuts and bolts of screenwriting, and will help each writer adapt one of their original short plays into a short screenplay.

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No Intermission! A Playwriting Class on the One-Act Play

Sat, Oct 27, 10:00 a.m.  •  $130, Arts for All Pricing Available at Box Office

This intensive explores the unique challenges of the one act: how to quickly engage an audience, rapidly build to a climax and conclude, so as to spark dialogue long after the curtain has fallen.

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A Glance at Our History

A look at Portland Center Stage at The Armory's history, from our founding as a Portland branch of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to becoming nationally recognized by Theatre Communications Group as one of the largest regional theater companies in the United States, producing a mix of Broadway musicals, classics and contemporary plays in the Pearl District. 

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