November: Dunaway + Austin || Ellis, Gaskill & Trotter

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 advance ticket for any show, youRead more

Oct. 25 || 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, theRead 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

Oct. 6-Nov. 24 || Dance/Play/Move

DANCE/PLAY/MOVE FALL 2015 Tuesdays 4-5 pm Oct. 6-Nov. 24 Ages 6-11 (flexible) Performance Works NorthWest || 4625 SE 67th Ave. $30-$60 sliding scale for the 8-class series REGISTER: or 503-777-1907 Dance/Play/Move is a creative movement dance experience facilitated by Jen Hackworth. Young people are invited to explore movement and their bodies in an expressive, playful, safe and cooperative manner. We will experiment with ways of moving in space, with each other and in connection with our anatomy—all while building strength, improvingRead more

Oct. 3 || LACUNA presents…..

LACUNA CLUB, in collaboration with Performance Works NorthWest, presents 2 nights of performance featuring visiting and local performance artists LUCY LEE YIM KELLY MCGOVERN FUTURE DEATH AGENCY ANITBODY CORPORATION October 2 at 9pm at LACUNA’s new home at the Watershed October 3 at 8pm Performance Works NW LACUNA CLUB—a noisy project space for performance art—continues its programming in a brand new home at the WATERSHED in SE Portland. LACUNA curates national and local performance artists working in the veins ofRead more

Check out our spectacular fall line-up

SAVE THESE DATES. FIND MORE INFO HERE October 3 at 8pm Edward Sharp brings Chicago-based Adam Rose of Antibody Corporation to Portland for 2 performances: one at LACUNA and one at Performance Works! Plus work by Lucy Yim and Edward + Sidony. October 16 at 8pm Dear Armen  An audience-interactive theatre experience inspired by the life of Armen Ohanian, an enigmatic Armenian performer and poet. November 12 at 7:30pm A very special double bill: the balloon music of Judy Dunaway (Boston) + Linda Austin’s new solo version ofRead more