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Frida … A Self Portrait

The title "Frida … A Self Portrait" appears in reddish-orange on a blue background above pink and orange flowers, beside a woman portraying Frida Kahlo wearing the same flowers in her hair, which is pulled back.

“Colorful and imaginative”

October 9 – November 7, 2021
On the U.S. Bank Main Stage
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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.”
–The Pitch

Frida … A Self Portrait

  • Written & Performed by Vanessa Severo
  • Directed by Joanie Schultz
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October First Thursday with Pablo Rivarola

Thu, Oct 7, 5 p.m.  •  FREE

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!

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Pre-Show Discussion: Emily Rapp Black in Conversation with Vanessa Severo

Wed, Oct 20, 6 p.m.  •  FREE

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.

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Pre-Show Author Talk & Book Signing with Emilly Prado

Sun, Oct 24, 1 p.m.  •  FREE

Join us for a special pre-show author talk and book signing with Chicana writer Emilly Prado, author of Funeral For Flaca. She will read a brief excerpt from the book that retraces her experience coming of age as a prep-turned-chola-turned-punk in this collection of essays.

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Pre-Show Music: DJ Mami Miami

Wed, Oct 27, 6:30 p.m.  •  FREE

Join us for a Frida pre-show DJ set by DJ Mami Miami, AKA Chicana writer Emilly Prado, who will be spinning a mix of music that spans genres and geography from cumbia and quebradita to dancehall and perreo.

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Gallery Exhibit: Hard Feelings by Angela Saenz

October 7 – November 15

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).

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