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JAW New Play Festival, July 26-28, 2024

JAW New Play Festival

FREE! July 28-30
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Improvisation Classes for Beginners

July 21 – October 19  •  $10-$25 sliding scale

Whether you're looking to get more confident in social situations, think quicker on your feet, or get in touch with your imaginative side, these "one-off" improv classes will set you on the path to success!

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JAW: Street Dance Showcase

Fri, Jul 26, 6 p.m.  •  FREE

Join us as we kick things off for the 2024 JAW weekend with this wildly popular showcase, presented by Jesus Rodales of WWJP. Featuring street, club, and urban dance styles, performed by artists from a variety of local Portland area dance crews and institutions.

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JAW Play Reading: A Re-Enactment of the Imagined Trial of Daisy the Cow, who (Allegedly) Caused the Great Chicago Fire
By Julia Izumi

Fri, Jul 26, 7:30 p.m.  •  FREE

A Re-Enactment of the Imagined Trial of Daisy the Cow, who (Allegedly) Caused the Great Chicago Fire is a re-enactment of the imagined trial of Daisy the cow, who allegedly caused the Great Chicago Fire. A deep interrogation of our criminal justice system, this fabricated trial will question what truth, justice, blame, and guilt actually mean.

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Write Like You! Finding Your Voice with Julia Izumi
JAW Community Artist Lab

Sat, Jul 27, 1 p.m.  •  FREE, Selected by Lottery

One of the biggest lifelong hurdles as a writer is to find your voice--and learn to love it! In this workshop, through several writing and performance exercises we'll explore all the different ways to encourage your creativity and imagination and let your own authentic voice soar, even through characters and stories that are totally, 100% fictional.

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JAW: Pre-show Music with Kimo Camat

Sat, Jul 27, 3 p.m.  •  FREE

Portland based performer Kimo Camat will be performing a pre-show set to the afternoon’s play filled with songs ranging from Funk, Neo Soul, and a dash of Musical Theatre. Joined by Mak Kastelic on keys and Juliet Terrill on bass, Kimo wants you to come hang for an afternoon of cool drinks and soft tunes downtown in the Pearl.

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JAW Play Reading: Good Person ( A One-Woman Bouffon Show)
By Brett Robinson

Sat, Jul 27, 4 p.m.  •  FREE

Patrica! (A clown, a monster, and definitively good person) drags you down into her own hole of her own making to ask why we are good. Part seminar and part existential crisis. It’s buffoon, it’s funny, it’s dread. This one person show crafted in drag bars and cabaret spaces invites you to question what makes a person good, and if you happen to be one of those so-called "Good People."

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