Cascadia Composers May the Fourth
October 2023
TPB Midsummer

Photo First: An amble through Scare City

K.D. Dixon roams the streets of Portland with his camera in search of the odd, the eerie, the hair-raising, the ghoulish, the spectral, and the skeletal. Saints preserve us, he finds them.

DramaWatch: What’s next for Artists Rep?

After postponing its season and laying off its artistic leader, the company concentrates on getting its building open. Plus: this week’s new shows and last chances.

On writing ‘The Boy from Kyiv’

Marina Harss talks about dance, writing, and her new biography of Ukrainian American choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, whose “Wartime Elegy” will be performed Nov. 3-12 in Seattle.

Person with purple hair smelling a bouquet of pink flowers

The many facets of Daphne

In the latest installment in the ‘Gender Deconstruction’ series, Hannah Krafcik talks with Oregon Coast resident Daphne Sprinkle about transfeminine identity and community embrace.

Installation View of The Close Read at X Gallery, 2023

‘The Close Read’ at X Gallery

The Oregon College of Art and Craft closed its doors in 2019. Abby McGehee considers the second, post-closure biennial of alumni work on view in October at X Gallery.

An Aztec celebration in Garden Home

The Sempoashochitl Festival, in honor and celebration of Día de los Muertos and the glories of the marigold, brings a whirl of traditional dance, art, music and remembrance.

Forty Years of ‘Princess’ Pride

“Quarterback Princess,” a 1983 TV movie that kicked off two future Academy Award winners’ careers, is also a McMinnville (or rather, “Minnville”) time capsule.

A Groaning of Gargoyles and Grotesques

Steeped in the history of good and evil, these nightmare figures of protection and malevolence come out on Halloween. They’re also K.B. Dixon’s office mates.

A human view of a civil rights icon

Historian Jonathan Eig talks to a Portland audience about his intimate portrait of MLK Jr.’s American journey in “King: A Life,” the first biography of the human rights crusader in 40 years.

Artists Rep lays off its artistic director

The company, beset by financial problems in the midst of a major construction project and a suspended season, parts ways with Jeanette Harrison, its artistic director of only a year.

Art on the Road: Made in L.A. 2023

A bold exhibition at the Hammer Museum reveals the City of Angels from street level, basking in the textures of the city’s past and its roiling, often overlooked contemporary realities.

Company dancers perform "Sweet Purgatory," which was commissioned by the American Dance Festival for Pilobolus’s 20th anniversary in 1991. Photo by Grant Halverson.

Dance Review: Pilobolus and the joy of re-creation

During their single night performance at White Bird, the celebrated dance company presented new collaborations and revisited classic works stretching back to its founding in 1971.

Piercing the veil, telling a Samhain tale

The puppeteers of Kettlehead Studios, the instrumentalists of Musica Universalis, an adventurous director and a skilled actress create a myth-driven seasonal show.

Painting of man with white hair with glasses in a black silhouette of a car indicating driver's seat. Green hills and trees out the window with sign post with home

On the life and impact of Roger Hull

The beloved Willamette University professor often reminded students ‘the work of the art historian is never done.’ Mentee and friend Aleesa Pitchamarn Alexander reflects on Hull’s life and lasting legacy.

Let the spooky season begin, Posthaste

As Halloween hastens toward us, Tenebrous Press throws a party for “Posthaste Manor,” Jolie Toomajan and Carson Winter’s “new weird horror” novel about a very haunted house.

News & Notes: Dell’Arte on the ropes

The noted school for physical theater announces an emergency fund drive to keep its doors open. Plus: new Oregon Arts Commission grants, Dan Ryan’s quartet of city Art Talks.

Sabina Haque’s portals of hope and alarm

As the world’s climate wobbles, the Portland artist’s show at Waterstone Gallery looks for windows of possibility through fire-and-water catastrophes in Oregon and Pakistan.

DramaWatch: Lorca’s ‘Blood Wedding’

Shaking the Tree takes on the bitter beauty of Lorca’s poetic tale. Plus: “California” returns, Milagro celebrates women warriors, Triangle heads for the Big Apple.

‘Speaking Our Truths’: IYF docu-series concludes

In the fifth and final edition of the –Ism Youth Files podcasts, host Mila Kashiwabara and other young artists conclude a two-year journey by talking about the meanings of mental health.

CMNW Council
Blueprint Arts Carmen Sandiego
Seattle Opera Barber of Seville
Stumptown Stages Legally Blonde
Corrib Hole in Ground
Kalakendra May 3
Portland Opera Puccini
PCS Coriolanus
Cascadia Composers May the Fourth
Portland Columbia Symphony Adelante
OCCA Monthly
NW Dance Project
Oregon Repertory Singers Finding Light
PPH Passing Strange
Imago Mission Gibbons
Maryhill Museum of Art
PSU College of the Arts
Bonnie Bronson Fellow Wendy Red Star
PassinArt Yohen
Pacific Maritime HC Prosperity
PAM 12 Month
High Desert Sasquatch
Oregon Cultural Trust
We do this work for you.

Give to our GROW FUND.