Support PWNW at Year-End

What other organization in Portland presents such a multiplicity of boundary-busting and lively experimentation? You can be part of the action by by donating now to PWNW. photos: Brian Foulkes (header image) Takahiro Yamamoto, Jorge Izquierdo, Chelsea Petrakis, J.C. Schlechter, Jeff Forbes and Nateesh Podolske. Click on any photo to start slide show.Read more

Dance/Play/Move in 2016

Here’s the schedule for the first part of 2016. Check back for a special summer intensive! Tuesdays 4-5pm Ages 6-10 (flexible) WINTER: Jan. 19- March 8 SPRING:  April 5- May 24 Performance Works NorthWest || 4625 SE 67th Ave. $30-$60 sliding scale for the 8-class series $6-$10 drop-in REGISTER: or 503-777-1907 Dance/Play/Move is a creative movement dance experience facilitated by Jen Hackworth and/or Keyon Gaskin. Young people are invited to explore movement and their bodies in an expressive, playful, safeRead more

Dec. 3-6 || Alice Gosti || Protecting the herd

Performance Works NW presents as part of our Alembic Co-Production Series Alice Gosti’s Protecting the herd Dec. 3-5 Thursday-Saturday at 8pm Dec. 6 Sunday at 2pm Performance Works NW 4625 SE 67th Ave, Portland, OR Tickets: $12 in advance at or $15 at the door Protecting the herd is an immersive live performance by Italian-American choreographer Alice Gosti, in collaboration with Seattle composer Benjamin Marx. Protecting the herd is the sister performance to Alice’s How to become a Partisan, whichRead more

Nov. 12: Dunaway + Austin || Nov. 13 & 14: “It’s really hard”

November 12, 13, 14, 2015 at PWNW || 4625 SE 67th TWO PROGRAMS THREE NIGHTS OF PERFORMANCE FIVE ARTISTS PWNW brings you a wildly diverse weekend of performance in mid-November: Judy Dunaway + Linda Austin on November 12, and Nancy Ellis, Dora Gaskill & Stephanie Lavon Trotter in it’s really hard:: Alembic Artists Showcase on November 12 & 13. TICKETS for each show are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Upon purchase of an advance ticket, you get a discountRead more

Oct. 30 || PWNW & Pie at the Bowstring Truss House

PWNW & Pie at the Bowstring Truss House October 30, 2015 Doors open at 7pm for snacks, drinks and mingling Performances at 8pm Tickets $30-$50 at Address and parking directions will be released upon purchase of ticket Please join us for a very special event in honor of PWNW’s 15th anniversary and in support of our Alembic Resident Artist program. Our great friends Linda Hutchins and John Montague have generously offered to open up their home and studio, the BowstringRead more

Oct. 16 || Dear Armen

DEAR ARMEN STOPS IN PORTLAND ON ITS OCTOBER TOUR OF THE PACIFIC COAST Dear Armen follows the story of a genderqueer writer and student, Garo, as they study the life and work of Armen Ohanian, an enigmatic Armenian performer and survivor of the early 20th-century anti-Armenian pogroms in Baku. As Garo grapples with the discrepancies between Ohanian’s biography and memoirs, they are forced to confront memories from the past, unraveling experiences around gender, sexuality, ethnicity, family, and the role of theRead more