Listed below are upcoming shows, staged readings, classes, community partnership events, and more.
All times Pacific unless otherwise noted.
Go here to view recordings of virtual offerings and events that have already taken place.
It's 1964. As race riots blaze on the streets outside his Harlem home, painter Bill Jameson works feverishly to complete a triptych depicting his vision of Black womanhood. While he struggles to find his final muse — the “messed up chick” — his friends discover the perfect model in Tommy, a woman they meet at a bar after she’s been burned out of her home in the riots. However, Tommy is more than she seems, and her presence changes everything. Celebrated writer Alice Childress offers an intimate and raw study of race, gender, and class that explores how the Black community perceives, defines, and affirms itself from within.
Learn to listen between the lines, as we take a peek behind the curtain at Meredith Wilson's The Music Man! As a group, we'll analyze and respond to the musical by exploring song type, structure, style, musical motifs, rhyme scheme, and more.
This multi-session workshop for women (including trans women of course!) and femme-identified people uses physical exploration, research, writing, construction, and editing to develop new solo material and the tools to support the creation of future artistic visions. Ideal for theater makers and performers who want to reclaim agency over their creative lives — and anyone else who has a story to tell!
These workshops for BIPOC writers are designed to help generate new material, refine existing drafts, or simply discover the permission to call yourself a writer. We’ll gather on Zoom to write together, bounce ideas off each other, share our work in progress, and hold space for the fullness of who we are.
If you're in the neighborhood, please come by The Armory (exterior, on our 10th Street doors) between now and July to view this mural installation by multi-disciplinary artist Daren Todd, as part of an ongoing mural series with Portland artists.
Portland Center Stage at The Armory is committed to identifying & interrupting instances of racism & all forms of oppression, through the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, & accessibility (IDEA).