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John Longenbaugh
John Longenbaugh

John Longenbaugh

John Longenbaugh is a recent Portland arrival from Seattle, where for the last 20 years he wrote for a variety of publications including Seattle Weekly, as first a theater critic and later a theater columnist. He’s happy to be in a new city where the arts scenes feel vital and optimistic. As a playwright he’s had a number of scripts produced regionally and across the country, including his Sherlock/Christmas Carol mash-up, produced here locally at ART a few years back. His current project is the multi-platform Steampunk story BRASS, available as a podcast, short films and live stage shows. Listen for free and get details at battlegroundproductions.org.

Backstage chat: What Shaw takes

George Bernard Shaw, a quintessential man of the theater, had a very high regard for himself and only occasionally for his actors. (He did fall in love with a couple of his leading ladies, but to no particular delight to either them

Dispatches from the podcast revolution

People get into podcasting for some very stupid reasons. On reflection, mine might have been one of the stupidest. Four years ago I was meeting with my friend Ron, a co-producer on the film BRASS: Lair of the Red Widow that we were

Watching Readings

Fertile Ground is springing up about us again, and Portland’s theatrical venues are filled with performances—dance, original drama, comedy, even a couple of premiere musicals, all there to delight audiences. And then there are the playreadings. The festival is heavy with new

Audio drama PDX: Curated nostalgia

For most of my life I’ve been chronologically out of step. I was born in 1965, and my favorite clothes were out of fashion by 1930, my favorite authors were all dead by 1945, and one of my favorite artistic mediums, audio

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