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Max Tapogna

Max Tapogna writes about theater, music and culture for Oregon ArtsWatch. His writing has been published in Bloomberg Pursuits, Document Journal, Willamette Week, Portland Mercury, Crosscurrents Literary Magazine and more. As an actor, Max has had the pleasure of performing with companies like Shaking the Tree and Broadway Rose. Originally from Portland, Max currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.



Triangle makes New York gorgeous

The Portland theater company leaps into the Off-Broadway spotlight with “Make Me Gorgeous!,” a bravura one-man show about trans trailblazer Kenneth Marlowe.

Getting ready to play at ‘The Judy’

After years of searching for a new home, Northwest Children’s Theater is on the brink of a spring move to expansive digs in the heart of downtown Portland.

An ‘Our Town’ for all towns

Fuse Theatre’s new production of Thornton Wilder’s American classic tells the story of love and loss from a queer perspective.

Backstage comedy on a mountaintop

Portland filmmaker Anthony Orkin’s “Hello from Nowhere” blends romantic mixups and Gilbert & Sullivan on a Mount Hood camping trip.

Theater beyond age limits

Bonnie Vorenberg and ArtAge have helped spur a flourishing national scene of theater for older people.

Madeline Ross in 'Secret Diaries of Pennsylvania Avenue.' Photo courtesy of Renegade Opera.

New horizons: Renegade Opera

“… Maddy called me up a year ago, and she was like, let’s start this thing. I have an idea, it’s called Renegade Opera.”

Tough questions, tough answers

Fertile Ground 2021: Lisa Collins’ “Be Careful What You Ask For” delves into a Portland killing and issues of race.

Tenor Martin Bakari sings in Portland Opera's Live from the Hampton Opera Series livestream.

Clap good and hard from home

Portland Opera’s virtual recitals from Martin Bakari and Vanessa Isiguen dig into the heart and soul of the music.

Mezzo-soprano Camille Sherman as Eleanor Roosevelt in Stacy Garrop's In Eleanor’s Words.

No opera glasses needed

Portland Opera’s free online recital series “Live From the Hampton Opera Center” goes contemporary.

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