Northwest Animation Fest celebrates its fifth year with more than 250 films at the Hollywood Theatre.
Movie Reviews & Stories
The Northwest Animation Festival is bringing an
anthropomorphic mammoth longing for cryogenic sleep, Medusa as a
stay-at-home mom, and a competitive Iranian lifeguard to the Hollywood
Portland stages keep on trucking through Amy Herzog plays.
New York playwright Amy Herzog became contemporary theater’s darling when her play 4000 Miles
was the first from Lincoln Center Theater’s prolific new works program
to get an off-Broadway ru
Portland’s first-ever Cambodian, Laotian and Thai New Year.
In Southeast Asia, the new year isn’t
celebrated until the last rice paddy is harvested sometime in mid-April.
After that comes three days of celebration, from cleansing Buddha
statues in fl
Post5 Theatre Company is on the move. It started in 2011
with a summer program of Shakespeare plays in the courtyard of
Milepost5, a Montavilla artists collective. Every show was free, and the
Hand2Mouth Theatre brings Pep Talk to Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.
After the scripted lines are spoken, Hand2Mouth’s Pep Talk
turns into a public forum. The show’s actresses play macho coaches,
re-enacting speeches from the likes of Al Davis, the late Oakla
In 1966, protesting Japanese nationalists almost stopped The Beatles from opening their Revolver world tour at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan martial arts center. But they played on, laying the foundation for later concerts by Bob Dylan, Beyonce and Japanese favorites Cheap Trick.
What is it about rock stars making it big in Japan? Like Napoleon, so many forge East (albeit with Gibsons instead of caval...
Portland playwrights take us to the circus at the Ten Minute Play Festival.
Circus extravaganzas have long been theater’s eccentric,
mustachioed cousin—glitterized spectacles for audiences packing peanuts
over opera specs. Monkey With a Hat On puts performance back
Spending time with stock traders is usually about as
enticing as a terrorist jail cell. But somehow director Allen Nause
makes both captivating in Pulitzer Prize-winner Ayad Akhtar’s The Invis