Join us for a First Thursday even with music from Portland-based DJ VNPRT, accompanied by live instrumentation from special guests, informed by jazz, hip hop, RnB, and musical experimentation. Complimentary beer provided by Deschutes Brewery. Attend in person or watch online!
The searing production that took Portland by storm gets its streaming debut! Dael Orlandersmith’s solo show explores the social uprising following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Produced by ALL ARTS and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.
Inspired by the immersive experience in the upcoming production of Summerfield Estates, we're taking a deep dive into the wild and wonderful world of interactive design, with a special panel discussion featuring some of Portland's most exciting vanguard artists.
Does the golden age of musical theater still resonate today? In this conversation with William Carlos Angulo (In the Heights), Melissa Crespo (Native Gardens), Isaac Lamb (The Bells That Still Can Ring), and Chip Miller (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), moderated by Artistic Director Marissa Wolf, we'll discuss new and canonical musical theater — what we love and what we're leaving behind — as we re-imagine the musical for our times.
The Role of the Artist in Revolution: Panel discussion with CLASSIX featuring Intisar Abioto and James R. Dixon
Discover the story of the #MaskOutHate community and their approach to outreach and creative collaborations during this panel discussion featuring Founder Sophia Austrins, Co-Founder Karim Hassanein, Mind-Body Facilitator Kulsoom Shah, and artists Wendi YuLing and Kayin Talton Davis. Spanish translation provided by Diana Marcela Cuartas. View the virtual exhibit and learn more about the #MaskOutHate artists and workshops.
Dive into the work of Alice Childress and Wine in the Wilderness in this livestream discussion with members of CLASSIX, an artist group that explores the classical canon of dramatic works by Black writers. Moderated by PCS Literary Manager Kamilah Bush.
Learn how meditation and thoughtfulness can help center wellness in BIPOC communities in this discussion with moderator Ruby Joy White and Touk Keo, of Radical Meditation for BIPOC, as part of our seasonal Health & Wellness series. This three-part Health & Wellness Series features free, livestreamed public discussions that center wellness resources for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities of Portland and around the globe.
Explore Radical Rest with moderator Ruby Joy White and somatic therapist Aisha Edwards as part of our seasonal Health & Wellness series. This three-part Health & Wellness Series features free, livestreamed public discussions that center wellness resources for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities of Portland and around the globe.
Dive into Black femme creativity and wellness with moderator Ruby Joy White and artist/curator Christine Miller, as part of our seasonal Health & Wellness series. This three-part Health & Wellness Series features free, livestreamed public discussions that center wellness resources for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities of Portland and around the globe.
As part of the 2021 Fertile Ground Festival, Portland theatermakers discuss inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) in our collective spaces and on our stages. The panel of artists and administrators includes Chip Miller (Portland Center Stage), Samson Syharath (Artists Repertory Theatre), Kisha Jarrett (Artists Repertory Theatre), Alec Lugo (Bag & Baggage Productions), Dana Walls, and moderator Ruby Joy White, sharing how their organizations are currently grappling with this work.
As part of an ongoing series with Portland artists, we partnered with multi-disciplinary visual artist Daren Todd, who created a colorful portrait of the iconic James Baldwin. See an amazing video by Daren documenting his process, including a time-lapse of the mural's creation!
As part of the programming for Día de Muertos (Day of Dead) this year, Maria Garcia, founder of La Malinche, hosted an artist talk with Alejandro IV Barragan to discuss the history of Day of Dead ceremonies. As part of the discussion, Alejandro shared a short documentary he filmed on location in Mexico.
Join us for a special Birthday edition of the improvisational VNPRT & Friends music performance. This will be a live streaming music performance featuring Portland-based DJ and musical curator VNPRT presenting a collaborative DJ set accompanied by live instrumentation from Brown Alice (of Brown Calculus), Charlie Brown III on keyboard, Noah Simpson on trumpet, Cary Miga on bass, Shook Black on drums with special guest Adriana Wagner.
Portland Center Stage is committed to identifying & interrupting instances of racism & all forms of oppression, through the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, & accessibility (IDEA).