Frida … A Self Portrait
“Colorful and imaginative”
Set on the eve of Frida Kahlo’s death, this intimate show plunges into the brilliant, nuanced world of Kahlo’s tumultuous, extraordinary life. Brazilian writer and performer Vanessa Severo cracks open a powerful portal between herself and the celebrated Mexican painter, bringing breathtaking physicality and raw honesty to this stunningly creative production.
“Colorful and imaginative … a deeply affecting drama that leaves an ineradicable imprint.”
Join us in October for a First Thursday event featuring live music from the Pablo Rivarola Trio. Pablo (trumpet player, composer, pianist, and bandleader) will be joined by drummer Nick Morrison and keyboard player Anderson Donley. Complimentary beer from our partners at Deschutes Brewery!
Join us online for this conversation between Emily Rapp Black, The New York Times bestselling author of Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg, and Vanessa Severo, actor/playwright of Frida ... A Self Portrait. Both artists will discuss how the life, art, and disabilities of Frida Kahlo have impacted their work. This event will be streamed online at YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch.
Portland Center Stage will host Hard Feelings, an art installation by Portland-based painter and mural artist Angela Saenz that draws upon the artist’s response to grief, intimacy, and community in the times of CoronaVirus. The exhibit opens on October 7, 2021, and will be on view daily through November 15, 2021.
Portland Center Stage is committed to identifying & interrupting instances of racism & all forms of oppression, through the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, & accessibility (IDEA).