Johnna Adams’ Sans Merci is a test in emotional
endurance: Where some dramas prod, this one pummels. For much of the
play, directed by Antonio Sonera, the blows come steadily and hit
If Intimate Apparel were underwear, it would
be a pair of pale pink panties, maybe with a modest ruffle or two. This
2003 drama by Lynn Nottage, which opens Artists Rep’s season, is a
I thought all the bedsheets would be white.
Instead, as we enter the Conduit dance studio for Luke George’s Time-Based Art Festival performance, volunteers drape us in sheets in shades of lavender, pale pink, taupe, seafoam green. I wear soft yellow. We look less like Klansmen or kids in homemade Halloween ghost costumes than...
At the beginning of the Time Based-Art Festival’s second-annual Critical Mascara drag ball, host Kaj-anne Pepper said it would be “a shitshow of a magic night.”
She spoke the truth. Though the only things that actually emerged from rear ends were condoms and bananas (no joke, and the latter was consumed), thi...
Dressed in a pleather halter top and towering stilettos, eyes lined in black and lips painted red, Eisa Jocson clops into the BodyVox studio. She carries a bulky black bag over her shoulder. We’re in a circle around her, some sitting, some standing, many fanning themselves with their programs. The house lights are on. There is no music. Jo...
Perhaps the third time is truly the charm. That’s, at
least, what this year’s Time-Based Art Festival suggests. This is
festival director Angela Mattox’s third go-around with the genre-bus
What’s your pleasure: kabuki-style Shakespeare?
Experimental chamber music at a bar? A dance performance at a
graffiti-smeared, gutted-out building? A swanky gallery opening in the
Pearl? A po
A theatrical worldbuilder with equal tastes for the sinister and the fanciful.
In science fiction, people often speak of “worldbuilding,”
about writers and filmmakers who can construct an entire universe—its
appearance, its laws, its technology, its history, its custom
Badass Theatre Company burst onto the scene with 2013’s Invasion!,
a wondrous shapeshifter of a play that was devoured by a quartet of
actors. For its second full production, it pres
A standup stalwart on losing competitions, performing for prisoners and why he won’t leave Portland.
Two years ago, comedian Gabe Dinger
placed third in Portland’s Funniest Person contest at Helium Comedy
Club. Last year, he was second. This year, everyone told him it was his