All events at PWNW unless otherwise specified
4625 SE 67th Ave. ║ Portland, OR 97206 map
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Star Queers / Genderbomb
Trans sexual expression outside of the boundaries of the cis male gaze. More info soon!
Holy Goats! Sunday Afternoon Improvisations (2001-2018) is back after a long, long slumber for the first of a quarterly series devoted to improvisation. Dance, music and dance + music by Portland-area and visiting artists. Plus coffee and bagels!
October 13 at 2pm
$5-$15 at the door
Performance Works NW is 19! (as a space)
Perforamance Works NY is 20! (as a legal entity)
Join PWNW and some of our favorite dancers, performance-makers, musicians and rabble-rousers for two nights of stellar performance and merry-making! More info soon!
Nov. 15-16 Friday-Saturday
Door at 7:30pm, show starts 8pm.
Tickets $16-$50 || Both performances $25-$80
Buy tickets for PANOPLY: PWNW FUNDRAISER
Invisible Touch || Falling Short
Performance by Allie Hankins and Elby Brosch
FRI-SAT, Nov. 22 & 23 at 8pm
Tickets $12-$20 || Advance tickets here
Seattle-based Elby Brosch & Portland’s Allie Hankins share an evening of compelling performance.
Invisible Touch, by Allie Hankins is a performance that centers deconstruction as a means of meaning-making. It takes many comb-throughs, and admitting things are tangled, but that’s all. In Brosch’s Falling Short, a duet in collaboration with dancer Shane Donohue, a trans man grapples with the complicated and devastating deep desire to be included in manhood when manhood in this society indicates so much violence and pain.
Split Chorus: a shared evening of new works-in-progress by Dora Gaskill and Stephanie Lavon Trotter
Friday & Saturday December 6 & 7
Doors at 7 || 7:30pm show
Tickets $12-20 | Advance tickets here
Graphical Optical Black Out by Dora Gaskill
Within the body of a theatrical light, a gobo is a patterned template, positioned between a source of light and its lens(es) to obstruct the projected beam in a useful or beautiful way. Into a field. Creating a texture or landscape. GOBO is a choreography by a lighting designer. The dry jargon of the anatomy of light conflates with the pulsing, lively experience of the technology of perception.
Nothing’s really easy about the end of the world, an opera in progress by Stephanie Lavon Trotter
The world is on fire and drowning, water level choking, heat stifling. Do we resist it and dig underground? Or ease into it, burning up from the inside like the dinosaurs? Maybe I’m just trying to understand how I fit into this mess, how I add to it, how I can create new pathways from the ones that no longer lead us anywhere. Can we unlearn ways of being? Work presented will be 30-minutes of material from a new work-in-process utilizing voice, movement, video and community.