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Chip Miller Artist
Before joining Portland Center Stage, Chip held the role of artistic associate/resident director at Kansas City Repertory Theatre for seven years, where their directing credits included School Girls; Or, The African ...
Chip Miller Associate Artistic Director
Before joining Portland Center Stage, Chip held the role of artistic associate/resident director at Kansas City Repertory Theatre for seven years, where their directing credits included School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, Welcome to Fear City, Sex with Strangers, and A Raisin in the Sun. Beyond KCRep stages, directing ...
Chip Miller Named Associate Artistic Director
Congratulations to Chip Miller in their new role as Associate Artistic Director of Portland Center Stage at The Armory!
From the Director: Chip Miller
How do you measure a year? Director Chip Miller on the timeless and inspiring messages of Rent.
From the Director: Chip Miller
Director Chip Miller on the significance of memory, history, and ancestral connection in August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean and the other plays of Wilson's Century Cycle.
August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean
An iconic story of freedom, justice, and salvation from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Fences. Pittsburgh, 1904: Amidst boiling racial tensions, Citizen Barlow arrives at the home of Aunt Ester, a 285-year-old healer, who helps him seek redemption from a mistake that’s cost another man his life. Aunt Ester sends Citizen on a powerful, mystical journey to the City of Bones in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean — where he must understand the past in order to forge his own future.
In this delicious comedy, the formerly incarcerated kitchen staff at Clyde’s are on a journey to craft the perfect sandwich. These loveable characters with big dreams serve up a heartwarming story that’s good to the last bite!
An exhilarating coming-of-age story from the Academy Award-winning writer of Moonlight. A young, queer student leads the choir at his elite school — and seeks to march to his own drum.
A World Premiere! A BEAUTIFUL, HUMOR-FILLED EXCAVATION OF OUR SHARED HISTORY. When a hip hop lovin' uncle obsessed with Ancestry.com starts digging into the past, an interracial couple finds that they have a lot more (and a lot less) in common than they thought. Filled with comedy, wit, and dance, this singular American story is about learning to live and love in a present that's overpopulated with ghosts.
Don’t miss this sensational, iconic musical hot off its 25th Anniversary! Rent took Broadway by storm with its deeply resonant look at a deadly virus, financial precarity, and love as a radical act. As a group of young artists fights for justice and visibility during the AIDS crisis, they revel in the beautiful bonds of friendship and chosen family. With its profound message of joy and hope in the face of uncertainty, this timeless musical reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters — love.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Brilliantly innovative, moving, and wickedly funny, this genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Hedwig, a German emigrant, is out to set the record straight about her life, her loves, and the operation that left her with that “angry inch.” Part rock concert, part cabaret, part stand-up comedy routine, this one-of-a-kind musical proves time and again that an indomitable spirit can’t ever be tied down.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, this genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. Hedwig, a German emigrant, is out to set the record straight about her life, her loves, and the operation that left her with that “angry inch.” Part rock concert, part cabaret, part stand-up comedy routine, this one-of-a-kind musical proves time and again that an indomitable spirit can’t ever be tied down.
It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
This heartwarming journey of community triumph is reimagined for the stage as a live radio broadcast complete with a stellar cast, gorgeous music, lavish costumes, and — of course — George Bailey!
The Bells That Still Can Ring
A devised film offering to lead us from darkness to light! This piece is part of PCS Remix: Original Works.
Renaissance: Technically invites audiences to climb inside the window of technology as we spin our way into digital storytelling. This project is the first step in an ongoing experiment that strives to blur the edges between the digital world and real life, and investigate the very process of creating and experiencing art. Nine dynamic artists — including poets, musicians, dancers, actors, and visual artists — have come together to devise this virtual theater event. Join us for a multifaceted journey in progress, with a choose-your-own-adventure twist.
Script Sessions with Marissa & Chip
If you missed our series of rich discussions around plays we love, you're in luck! You can listen to the audio recording of the sessions, which were led by Marissa Wolf and Chip Miller, joined by special guest artists.
In 1999, members of New York Theater Workshop came to Portland to work in concert with Portland Center Stage staff to launch a new play development effort called Just Add Water/West, named after NYTW's own festival back East. Since then, JAW has created a space ...
Renaissance: Technically Cast & Creative Team
Josie Seid on the Creative Team:
“We have visual artists, we have musicians, we have poets, we have people who dance, we have actors, we have singers — so anything can happen. When you get that kind of juice in the room, and all those different kinds of lenses, you have this glorious kaleidoscope of work that’s going to happen.”
Hedwig and the Angry Inch Cast & Creative Team
Meet the cast and creative team behind Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Redwood Cast & Creative Team
Meet the cast and creative team behind Redwood.
Reviews of Rent
"With a story based on Puccini's 19th-century opera La Bohème, Rent tells the story of angsty young adults struggling to pay their rent and worrying about a cyber arts studio coming to their impoverished neighborhood." -Deseret News
PROTOCOL: Episode 1
When an unexpected tragedy befalls the crew aboard space cruiser Elegua IV, they are thrust into a thrilling mystery which threatens their mission to preserve humanity. Conceived by Portland artist Phil Johnson, this science fiction audio experience explores how the systems we trust may not always be on our side.
Reviews of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
"Unique loved the intimate feel of it."
"What a wonderful, feel-good, sweet classic. I love the entire cast!"
"Very creative and moving rendition of this classic."
"I needed an uplifting performance like this. 2022 had been a rough year. Thank you for the fun show!"...
Announcing Our 2019-2020 Season!
A season of celebration. Celebrating new work; some great laughs; Northwest writers; a glorious musical; women playwrights; and more!
Gala February 26, 2022
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our virtual gala on February 26, 2022. We are so deeply grateful for the outpouring of support!
Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson – Apt. 2B
A bold, feminist take on the iconic crime-fighting duo! This wonderfully farcical comedy packs non-stop laughs and crime-fighting hijinks galore.
Behind the Curtain: Spotlight on Design
Britton Mauk and Dominique Fawn Hill, the scenic and costume designers of Hedwig, respectively, chat with Kamilah Bush, PCS’s literary manager, about their approaches to design and this bold take on Hedwig.
With Bowie blaring from a mixtape, two road trips veer back and forth in time, as an upbeat father and his jaded daughter take a journey that mirrors the father’s life-changing road trip 20 years earlier.
tick, tick … BOOM!
The hilarious, feel-good origin story of Rent! Jonathan Larson cracks open the ticking-time-bomb world of creating theater to celebrate the power of finding your voice and holding on to a dream.
The Great Leap
From the acclaimed playwright of Cambodian Rock Band! San Francisco. 1989. Basketball standout Manford Lum is a fast-talking, dominating teenager on the street courts of Chinatown. But when he elbows his way onto a college team traveling to Beijing for a “friendship” game, the outcome isn’t what anyone expects. Lauren Yee uses her father’s basketball heroics and the student-led demonstrations that rocked the world as a springboard for this moving story that keeps the tension rising right up until the final buzzer. A co-production with Artists Repertory Theatre.
May 5, 2023 Media Release: A Midsummer Night's Dream runs Jun 3-Jul 2
March 16, 2023 Media Release: Choir Boy runs Apr 15-May 14
March 8, 2023 Media Release: 2023-2024 PCS Season Announcement
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream
One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies! This beguiling odyssey in an enchanted forest on a very magical midsummer night reminds us that “the course of true love never did run smooth” — so watch your step!
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Play This Broadway smash hit takes you inside the mind of Christopher, an exceptionally intelligent, neurodivergent 15-year-old boy. Now, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion of killing his neighbor’s dog, Wellington, with a garden fork. Determined to find the true culprit, Christopher carefully records each fact of the crime. Ultimately, his detective work takes him on a deeply personal quest that upturns his world.
the ripple, the wave that carried me home
Drawing on history, this deeply moving story explores the joys and challenges of forgiveness, justice, and family legacy, as a young woman reconciles a childhood she has tried to forget.
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