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Upcoming Events

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.

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Photography Exhibit: Angels by Tom Lupton

May 4 – July 10  •  FREE

Tom Lupton's Angels is a photography exhibit inspired by the themes of Rent. As relevant today as it was 26 ago, the story finds us all dealing with a virus confounded by misinformation, civil unrest, and yeah, figuring out how to deal with last year's rent.

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July First Thursday with Noche Libre DJ's Black Daria and Lapaushi

Thu, Jul 7, 5 p.m.  •  FREE

Celebrate the July First Thursday with DJ Black Daria and DJ Lapaushi of the Noche Libre DJ collective, spinning music that spans genres and geography from cumbia and quebradita to dancehall and perreo. You can also check out the photography exhibit Angels by Tom Lupton in the PGE gallery.

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Prop Sale!

Jul 8 & Jul 9

Out with the old, in with the new (to you)! As we get ready for a new season, we’re having a prop sale! We’ve got rugs, lighting fixtures, furniture, oddities, chairs, tables, sofas, unique made-for-stage pieces, display items, and more!

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The Siren Theater Improv Giants

Mon, Jul 11, 7:30 p.m.  •  $5-25

Portland Center Stage neighbor and superfan The Siren Theater is known for all kinds of comedy, and they are thrilled to be back at PCS with their own improv comedy collective: The Siren Theater Improv Giants.

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JAW Press Play: WWJP Street Dance Showcase

Fri, Jul 22, 6:30 p.m.  •  FREE

Presented by Jesus Rodales of WWJP, this wildly popular showcase features street, club, and urban dance styles, performed by artists from a variety of local dance crews.

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JAW Lab: Dealing with the Hard Sh*& in Our Writing Lives: Writing Around Trauma, Core Wounds, Violence, and Heartbreaks with JAW Playwright Anya Pearson

Sat, Jul 23, 12 p.m.  •  FREE

Dive into the depths, explore the darkest parts of humanity, and emerge with/forge/create complex characters that feel authentic, alive, and vibrating with energy. Learn the tools, tricks, safeguards, and ripcords we can put in place to make the best possible art — art that changes the world — without costing ourselves too much.

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JAW Press Play: Machado Mijiga Trio

Sat, Jul 23, 3 p.m.  •  FREE

Classically-trained, multi-instrumentalist Machado Mijiga will lead a trio of musicians that blend jazz, hip hop, R&B, and sounds that reflect his intercultural heritage as part of this intimate but energetic performance.

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JAW Press Play: Espacio Flamenco Presents Tablao Flamenco PCS

Sat, Jul 23, 6:30 p.m.  •  FREE

Enjoy live flamenco dance and instrumentation during Espacio Flamenco’s special Tablao Flamenco PCS, where improvisational performances will showcase the dynamic interplay between the music and dance of this multicultural art form. The event will feature flamenco dancers Nela McGuire and Shiho Travis, with singer Christina Lorentz, guitarist Brenna McDonald, and percussionist Nick Hutcheson.

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JAW Labs: The Subtext is the Text with JAW Actor Maiya Reaves

Sun, Jul 24, 10 a.m.  •  FREE

In this workshop, Maiya will teach the fundamentals of psychological gestures (physical action that reveals intention) as we craft and refine the play within the play. 

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JAW Press Play: Jermaine

Sun, Jul 24, 3 p.m.  •  FREE

Enjoy the cool, summertime vibes at JAW with a performance by Portland-based multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Jermaine, lead singer for The Kinky Brothers. Jermaine builds grooves with his loop pedal as the sound bed for his guitar-led songs about life and love, including covers and original tunes.

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Production Job Fair 2022

Mon, Aug 1, 2 p.m.

Seeking technicians from all theatrical backgrounds to fill overhire positions in our upcoming season! Our job fair is an opportunity for ALL theater technicians to meet department heads and managers. We especially encourage people who have relocated to Portland in recent years to come and meet us!

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August First Thursday with ​Pura Vida Orquesta

Thu, Aug 4, 5 p.m.  •  FREE

Celebrate the August First Thursday with Pura Vida Orquesta! They'll be playing a mix of Salsa, Timba, Cumbia, Latin Jazz, and other Latin rhythms.

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