Blogs & News from PCS at The Armory

From The Director: Rose Riordan on "Kodachrome"

"I like plays that ponder existence through small ordinary moments."

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A Brief History of Kodak's Kodachrome

Explore the history of the iconic Kodachrome, one of the first successful color materials used for both cinematography and photography.

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Meet the Playwright: Adam Szymkowicz

Learn more about the playwright, Adam Szymkowicz.

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Happy Hour with Blue Sky Gallery

For the run of Kodachrome, Blue Sky Gallery curated a gallery in our Studio Lobby. Check out the gallery and meet the team from Blue Sky at a Happy Hour, Tuesday, February 20 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

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Happy Hour with "Kodachrome" Director + Playwright

Hear Kodachrome director Rose Riordan and playwright Adam Szymkowicz in conversation. Saturday, February 10 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

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A Family History Unfolds On Stage

In 1811, Alexander McKay and his son Thomas arrived at the mouth of the Columbia River aboard the Tonquin ship as members of the Pacific Fur Company. 206 years later, in 2017, Alexander’s great-great-great-great-grandson, Bob Nelson, settled into a seat at The Armory to watch Astoria: Part One.

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Art Installation by Portland Cherokee Artist Brenda Mallory

The Armory will host Recurring Chapters in the Book of Inevitable Outcomes, an art installation by Brenda Mallory, a local artist and member of the Cherokee Nation. Now through the run of And So We Walked

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Playwriting Class with "Kodachrome" Playwright Adam Szymkowicz

Learn how to structure a play out of found text with Kodachrome playwright Adam Szymkowicz. February 10, 2-4 p.m. 

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The Astor Expedition Ale

In celebration of Astoria: Part Two, we've partnered with the Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce and five Astoria brewers to create a limited edition beer to commemorate the 19th century expedition.

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"Kodachrome" Cast and Creative Team

Meet the exciting cast and creative team behind Adam Szymkowicz's new play about love in unlikely places, Kodachrome.

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Film Portrait and Darkroom Printing Workshop with The Portland Darkroom

In celebration of Kodachrome and all things analogue film, learn to print in a darkroom in a special workshop with The Portland Darkroom. Sat., March 10 from 1 - 3 p.m. $25

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The Music of Astoria

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

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The Magic Play
Mar 3 – Apr 1
And So We Walked
Mar 31 – May 13

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