June 8-18 || Good with People

Our Shoes Are Red / The Performance Lab
Presents David Harrower’s
Good With People

Two strangers attempt to overcome a divisive event from their past. All that stands in their way are their upbringings, their outlooks, their long-harbored conclusions and their conflicting versions of what exactly happened. Directed by and featuring Devon Allen and Matt DiBiasio.Read more

May 12-14 || Bardoville

ParaTheatrical ReSearch presents BARDOVILLE. A place between places, the old world collapsing behind us, the new world nowhere in sight, a drunken poet bangs out a torrent of poems unleashing spirits, demons, angels of the era. Fri/Sat/Sunday May 12, 13, & 14. 8pm sharp (doors open 7:45pm) Performance Works NW * 4625 SE 67th Ave. Limited seating (40); first come, first served. No reservations. $10. donation at the door (cash prefered). Not suitable for pets and children. But really…what isRead more

January 29 || The Greater Circulation

“The Greater Circulation” (2005; 93 min. USA) is Antero Alli’s cinematic treatment of poet Rainer Maria Rilke’s epic lament, “Requiem For a Friend”, where an actress, a dancer, and a visual artist stage Rilke’s work as a paratheatrical performance in present time as the film intercuts to flashbacks of the poet composing his “Requiem” a hundred years earlier in the Hotel Biron, Paris. Filmmaker Q&A after the movie.Read more

Dec. 2-4 || A Turbulence of Muses

December 2-4 at 8pm A Turbulence of Muses: A symbolist ritual Fri/Sat/Sunday 8pm sharp Doors open 7:45pm. No entry after 8pm. $10 admission (cash at the door). Not suitable for children or pets. Performance Works NW 4625 SE 67th Ave. Portland, OR MAP “After 20 years of paratheatrical experiments, music and film production in Berkeley California, my wife/collaborator Sylvi Alli and I relocated to Portland one year ago. “A TURBULENCE OF MUSES” is the world premiere of our symbolist performanceRead more

Dec. 9-11 || I’d Like to Get to Know You

I’d Like to Get to Know You is inspired by The Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness: A Procedure and Preliminary Findings, which is commonly known as The 36 Questions that Lead to Love. The goal of this research was to create temporary feelings of closeness between same or cross-sex pairings. In I’d like to Get to Know You our goal is to foster a sense of intimacy within our community, which at times consists of strangers, political allies and opponents, friends, coworkers and many others. Read more

Nov. 26 || The Work of Fire

The Work Of Fire Saturday, November 26th 8pm Performance Works Northwest || Linda Austin Dance 4625 SE 67th Ave. Portland, OR 97206 One Night Only No ticket fee $5 suggested donation A multi-media meditation on the nature of time, language, the imagined, history, butterflies, rocks, neurology, and revolt, The Work Of Fire brings forward a feverish and poetic questioning of the basis upon which we form, feel and sensitize the world. another indomitable performance presentation by Grind GroupRead more