The Armory

Upcoming Events at The Armory

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Other upcoming events at The Armory are listed below.

JAW Promising Playwrights Kickoff Event

Fri, Jul 26, 8:15 p.m.  •  FREE

The Big Weekend of JAW kicks off with staged readings of new scripts from JAW Promising Playwrights, local high school students selected from Portland Center Stage at The Armory’s Visions & Voices playwriting residency program.

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Goodbye Writer's Block: Finding inspiration when the well seems dry

Sat, Jul 27, 12:00 p.m.  •  FREE*

In this workshop, you'll gain tools to get you going when you're in a rut. This lab will re-inspire you, and help you put the "play" back in playwriting.

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Fringe Fashion Show and Photo Exhibit

Sat, Jul 27, 3:00 p.m.  •  FREE

Join us as we celebrate The Big Weekend of JAW with a pop-up fashion and runway show with the Portland-based, print magazine and inclusive fashion crew known as Fringe. There will also be a photo exhibit by Fringe photographer Tom Lupton on the Gallery Level.

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JAW Maker Fair

Sat, Jul 27, 3:00 p.m.  •  FREE

Join us for the JAW Maker Fair, where you can shop locally and choose from handmade products created by Portland artisans. Enjoy live music and support local makers — all in one afternoon.

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"Otto Frank" by Roger Guenveur Smith

Sat, Jul 27, 4:00 p.m.  •  FREE

Roger Guenveur Smith has been inspired by Otto Frank, father of diarist Anne Frank, to create a solo performance informed by both tragedy and triumph. Join us for this staged reading during The Big Weekend of JAW.

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Adebisi

Sat, Jul 27, 7:00 p.m.  •  FREE

Join us for The Big Weekend of our JAW Festival featuring a live musical performance by Portland-based jazz and neo-soul band Adebisi.

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"Howards End" by Caroline Hewitt, based on the novel by E.M. Forster, adapted by Caroline Hewitt, created by Autumn Dornfeld and Caroline Hewitt

Sat, Jul 27, 8:00 p.m.  •  FREE

Four actors play 20 characters learning how to connect with each other in a landscape of changing values and alliances. Join us for this staged reading during The Big Weekend of JAW, and get a sneak preview of Howards End before its world premiere next spring as part of our 2019-2020 season!

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Performing Multiple Characters

Sun, Jul 28, 10:00 a.m.  •  FREE*

Many plays require one actor to perform multiple characters. In this lab, we will work on creating nuanced and distinctive characters and transitioning fluidly between them.

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Speak/Sing!

Sun, Jul 28, 10:00 a.m.  •  FREE*

In this lab, we’ll investigate musical theater writing techniques, specifically: when and why to sing.  Writers will also practice transforming the spoken word to the sung word by adapting their own monologues and duet scenes into lyrics.

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Find A Way presents "For The Community" Urban Dance Showcase

Sun, Jul 28, 1:00 p.m.  •  FREE

Join us as we celebrate The Big Weekend of JAW with a special "For The Community (FTC)" showcase of street, club and urban dance styles composed of Portland-based crews from House of ADA, Deadlyz, and New Birth. FTC will also feature a Cypher Queen and King dance battle.

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"What Are You Worth?" by Kara Lee Corthron

Sun, Jul 28, 2:00 p.m.  •  FREE

Follow a ragtag group of friends/lovers/slaves/slavers as they grapple with the meaning of human value through 800 years of people owning other people. Join us for this staged reading during The Big Weekend of JAW.

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Heartbeat Silent Disco

Sun, Jul 28, 4:00 p.m.  •  FREE

Join us as we celebrate The Big Weekend of JAW with a special edition of the Heartbeat Silent Disco. We will provide headphones and music for guests to dance to the genre of their choice in our Main Lobby while they wait for the playwright readings to begin.

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