2019 Winter Events

photo: Ian Douglas ║ Ordinary Devotions


All events at PWNW unless otherwise specified
4625 SE 67th Ave. ║ Portland, OR 97206  map

ADVANCE TIX for PWNW-produced events HERE
The Starred Events ** are available for Arts for All tickets!

January 23 – Feb. 1 ║ Spring 4th Productions ║ Men In Comfortable Pants At The Hi-Falutin’ Pomegranate Hotel

PWNW Public Access

January 23-25
January 30, 31 & February 1
Wed- Fri 7pm

Writing/performing duo Tobin Gollihar and Ian Paul Sieren return to the Fertile Ground festival for the fifth time with their latest original play, Men In Comfortable Pants At The Hi-Falutin’ Pomegranate Hotel a high, broad comedy about two brothers struggling with their family’s legacy.

January 27-29 ║ Experience Cult ║ Hamletmachine

PWNW Public Access

Developed by Patton Small & Brian Gordon based on text by Heiner Müller. Directed by Patton Small, in collaboration with Nathan Bern, Laudie Porter, Robert Augustine, Keegan Kyle, Maddie NguyenHamletmachine will expose audience members to a series of engaging non-narrative stagings in a randomized sequence creating a truly unique performance each evening. More info HERE.

February 15-16 ║ Two of a Kind: A Shared Evening of Dance 

PWNW Public Access

Friday & Saturday
February 15-16 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $12, $15 at the door

Local choreographers Beth Whelan and Trevor Wilde present two new works in a shared evening of dance. Whelan’s Georgia. is inspired by the life, work, and writings of American Artist Georgia O’Keeffe, digesting her musings and explorations through movement. Wilde’s Anotherwom(e)n explores how individual childhood experiences and trauma shape our adulthood and perception of the communities around us. 

February 19 ║ Paratheatre: Ritual Without Dogma

PWNW Public Access

Discussion with author & Paratheatre director, Antero Alli
Tuesday February 19
7pm  Admission by donation.

Antero Alli will discuss the basic principles and methods of a ritual technology he has been developing since 1977. More info HERE.

February 22-24 ║ Alembic Resident Artists Performance **

Alembic Artists Program

KT Kusmaul/Body Home Fat Dance
Olivia Camfield
IN/BODY (Sophia Emigh, Jaleesa Johnston & Fernanda D’Agostino)

PWNW proudly presents work by our 2018 Alembic Resident Artists.

Friday Feb 22. 8pm
Saturday Feb. 23 8pm
Sunday Feb. 24 3pm

Tickets $12-$20
Available in advance HERE

March 2-3 ║ Paratheatre Intensive with Antero Alli

PWNW Public Access

March 2nd & 3rd, Sat. & Sun.
Noon to 6pm each day
More info HERE.

Inspired by the early work of Jerzy Grotowski, this medium of Paratheatre I’ve been developing (since 1977) combines methods of physical theatre, dance, ritual, and Zazen meditation to access and express the internal landscape of autonomous forces in the Body. Though I can’t say this work is for everybody, it seems to appeal most to those seeking a safe space to explore their visceral responses to spiritual sources.” – Antero Alli

March 9 ║ Extradition Recital Series: Dan Joseph

PWNW Public Access

Saturday, March 9, doors at 7pm

New York composer/performer Dan Joseph joins an ensemble of Portland musicians to present five experimental works composed by Pauline Oliveros, Johnny Chang, Craig Shepard, and two works by Joseph himself.

March 14-17 and 20-23 ║ Linda Austin ║ Ordinary Devotions**

Linda Austin Dance

Linda Austin lying prone, belly on cassete boxes, a few inches off the ground
photo by Jeff Forbes

Thurs-Sun March 14-17
Wed-Sat March 20-23
Thurs, Fri, Sat at 8pm
Sun at 5pm
Advance tickets HERE

In Ordinary Devotions, an intimate drama of gesture and sensation unfolds alongside an unorthodox use of everyday objects.

This work honors the particularities of my 65-year old body and its hunger for tactility, offering a sly provocation for audiences to experience the ephemeral materiality of their own bodies as well as the liveliness and glamour found in the ordinary. —Linda Austin

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