2022 Spring & Summer Events

Face masks completely covering nose and mouth are required to be worn while in the studio theater. Please wear a high-filtration mask with a tight fit to the face, such as a KN95 or N95. We highly encourage vaccinations and boosters!!

April 8-10, 14-17
Linda Austin & Allie Hankins
/ə ˈsɪŋgəl pɪŋk klɑʊd/

Split screen with 2 halves of a person making a whole

Linda and Allie weave movement, object, words, and song to celebrate (or is it bemoan?) our unstable, unpredictable world and the revelations yielded by a rigorous yet playful devotion to unlikely pairings and (re)combinations.

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April 28, 30 & May 1
Jennifer Gwirtz
Kol b’Isha/Voice Within Women

3 women in profile facing left wearing long white robes against a window in a light-filled white room. The first two on the left are gently arched back, looking up, the third is looking down.

Kol b’Isha is a choreographic meditation on female voice, visibility and silence. It is a dance about the radical Jewish female sacred, and how the silences and sounds of a woman’s voice establishes her presence.
Alembic Co-Production

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May 20-22
claire barrera
Grammar of the Imagination

2 adults and one youth in a circle in the act of jumping up and clapping palms to the person next to them. 2 youths and one adult in the backround right corner with arms around each other and watching the jumpers. All in brightly colored sweats and T shirts.

An intergenerational cast uses traditional children’s games as a platform to explore how play can be a site of imagining radically new social relations, or of disciplining and re-enforcing social norms.
Alembic Co-Production

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June 3-4, 17-18, 24-25
IMPACT: An Improvised Play About Choices

IMPACT is an immersive improvised drama directed and devised by Elena Afanasiev. The ensemble is a group of actors trained in both comedic and dramatic improvisation. Join us for a one-of-a-kind improvised play filled with heart, laughs, and unflinching honesty as we deal with the impact of our choices.
$15 online || $20 at the door
PWNW Public Access

June 10-12

Three teams—each featuring a dancer, musician, and poet—combine skills and insights to present a new brew of performance. With dancers Sophia Tweed Ahmad, Danielle Ross, and Akela Jaffi; musicians Michael Gamble, Machado Mijiga, and Cyrus Nabipoor; and poets Rich Perin, Emmi Greer, and Carolyn Supinka.

A collaboration among Performance Works NW, Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble, and Buckmxn Journal.

June 30, July 1-2
Spring 4th Productions
Nothing Sacred: It’s Sacrelicious!

Advance tix: 503-568-0916

Estranged brothers, God and Satan, find themselves in dire straights when they are both stranded on their way to the annual Celestial Awards Conference and have to be picked up by their agnostic middle Brother, Les, and driven the rest of the way to the convention in his Winnebago
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August 5-7
Allie Hankins || GHOSTING

Photo by Matt West

By My Own Hand, Part 1: GHOSTING, is the first in a five-part series of performances.Toying with the perceived power of systems we use to define ourselves, such as astrology, psychotherapy, and dream interpretation, Hankins coyly points to the futility of attempting to uphold a fixed persona in life or performance.

Co-Produced by Risk/Reward
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