Blogs & News from PCS at The Armory

The Music of Astoria

From the French Canadian voyaguer songs to traditional American folk songs, explore the music in Astoria. 

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Resource Guide for Educators: Peter Stark

Astoria author Peter Stark talks about writing and researching the book, and the journey's lasting impact today.

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Happy Hour with The Portland Darkroom

Take a selfie in a large format Polaroid photo booth and meet some of the photographers that are keeping analog film alive in Portland. Sun., Feb. 25 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Free!

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Native Languages Happy Hour

Learn about the Native languages spoken in Astoria: Part Two with language expert Valerie Switzler and dialect coach Mary McDonald-Lewis. Tuesday, January 30, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

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Happy Hour Conversations with Peter Stark

Author Peter Stark discusses researching and writing Astoria and what it's like to see his words on stage. 

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A Bird's-Eye View of "Astoria"

Astoria is an overflowing treasure chest of history; this article offers a peek into the context of the world of the play and snapshot introductions to some of its fascinating inhabitants.

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Happy Hour: Weird Astoria 101

Learn all about the history of Astoria, with Kick Ass Oregon History's Doug Kenck-Crispin. Sunday, Jan. 21, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Happy Hour with Columbia Land Trust

Join Aja DeCoteau of the Inter-tribal Fish Commission and Columbia Land Trust Executive Director Glenn Lamb for a pre-show discussion. Sunday, January 28th, 6:30 p.m. Free!

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First Thursday with Crow and The Canyon

Ring in February with a First Thursday party at The Armory: February 1, 5-7 p.m.

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Playwriting Classes

Learn how to write for the stage in a series of classes offered this season with resident teaching artist and award-winning playwright Matthew B. Zrebski. Take one, or take them all!

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"Astoria" Marathon Day Happy Hours

Artisans from our costume and props departments will be showing off their work between marathon performances of Astoria: Part One and Two.

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Summer Teen Theater Academy

This summer, learn the ins and outs of making theater from industry professionals at Portland’s flagship theater. 

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Astoria: Part One
Jan 13 – Feb 17

Astoria: Part Two
Jan 20 – Feb 18
Feb 3 – Mar 18

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