Portland Center Stage logo
128 NW Eleventh Ave, Portland, OR 97209 · 503-445-3700 · www.pcs.org
Portland Center Stage logo

Young Americans

The title "Young Americans" above artwork of a yellow audio cassette whose tape becomes a tree-lined highway on which a yellow car drives.
February 11 – March 26, 2023
In the Ellyn Bye Studio
Current subscribers renew here.
Single tickets go on sale August 2.

A world premiere from one of the hottest playwrights in America!

Young Americans takes us on two road trips, 20 years apart. In one, an exhaustingly upbeat father and his stressed-out, college-bound daughter depart on a trip across the country. Their journey mirrors another trip the father took decades earlier with her mother — as near strangers, full of fresh hopes and dreams, on their way to a new life together. This intimate, music-led comedy veers back and forth in time, offering a fresh look at a U.S. road trip through the lens of the immigrant experience. Yee explores what home and belonging mean to those in transition.

A co-production with Pittsburgh Public Theater.

Don't miss this PCS-commissioned play from the acclaimed playwright of The Great Leap and Cambodian Rock Band. 

Young Americans

  • By Lauren Yee
  • Directed by Desdemona Chiang

Portland Center Stage is committed to identifying & interrupting instances of racism & all forms of oppression, through the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, & accessibility (IDEA).

Learn More

2022-2023 Superstars

2022-2023 Supporting Sponsors

2022-2023 Producing Sponsors