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DramaWatch: Fuse relights its fire

Portland’s LGBTQ theater ensemble gets a new home, a new season, and a new way of thinking about how it does business.

DramaWatch: Brain food at ‘Barbecue’

This week at the theater: Chewing over the issues in Portland Playhouse’s prism on race and language; “Mean Girls” and 600 Highwaymen hit town; last chances & more.

DramaWatch: The malevolence of birds

Imago’s Jerry Mouawad talks about the Covid-era fear factor in Conor McPherson’s tense and anxious stage version of “The Birds.” Plus: Stage openings & closings.

DramaWatch: At Corrib, a passing of the Irish torch

Also in a busy week: A “Barbecue” at Portland Playhouse, “The Chinese Lady” at Artists Rep, a “Peep” from The Reformers and a “Lonely Vampire” from Imago, “Danse Macabre” returns, plus plays onscreen.

The Rebuild: Milagro Theatre

José González and Dañel Malán lead the resurgence of the Northwest’s only Latinx theater company.

DramaWatch: Discovering Frida

Vanessa Severo talks about “becoming” the famed Mexican artist; Martha Washington bakes again.

High roads, high notes

Broadway Rose’s new “Loch Lomond” is a majestic musical tragedy about love, obsessions, and duty.

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