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Fertile Ground 2021: The Aftermath

Covid changed the game for the new-performance festival. But going virtual was a renaissance, not a retreat.

Belling Shakespeare’s cat

Fertile Ground 2021: Sue Mach’s “Madonna of the Cat” fills in the 16-year gap in Shakespeare’s “Winter’s Tale.”

Days of Fezziwig past

Fertile Ground 2021: An overlooked character from “A Christmas Carol” gets his close-up in “Fezziwig’s Fortune.”

A room with a redemptive view

Fertile Ground 2021: “The November Project,” which takes place in a bathroom, has roots in a life-turning crisis.

Tough questions, tough answers

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

Martha Bakes in Black & White

Fertile Ground 2021: Don Wilson Glenn and Damaris Webb take a spin through the first First Lady’s kitchen.

Interactive cookies and scares

A baking show and an augmented reality game at the Fertile Ground festival mix viewing with performing.

Zooming into a new theater

As the pandemic shuts down in-person shows, director Patrick Nims blazes a trail in live video theater.

The Wonders of Wonderland

Portland Playhouse closes 2020 with an epic virtual theater festival. We talk with the people who created it.

A Milagro Carol

Portland’s Latinx theater and playwright Maya Malan-Gonzalez give “A Christmas Carol” a virtual update.

The Little Engine That Does

Starting small but thinking big, Stumptown Stages has made itself a leader in equity and diversity.

Love Sugar Sex Magic

Portland Center Stage’s online ‘Love in the Time of Piñatas’ hits the cultural and theatrical sweet spot.

Theater for the Ears

Portland theaters, shut off from the stage, find a future from the past: radio theater, updated for the digital age.

Farewell to the Tangerine Window

In his final days, designer and artist Tim Stapleton hosted a free flow of friends. Now, his final artwork is on view.

Antigone behind (and beyond) bars

Director Patrick Walsh is bringing a filmed production of a Greek tragedy to prisons across Oregon.

Live theater’s back in town

ArtsWatch Weekly: In a pandemic era first, Triangle opens a show indoors. Plus: Art in the Pearl, virtually.

… And the show goes on

PAMTA musical-theater awards go virtual with joy and poignance. The winners, and moments to remember.

Stage frights and podcasts

As theaters go dark, actors’ tales on “The Actor’s Nightmare” of real-life stage disasters seem a perfect antidote.

Ronni Lacroute says arts organizations hardest hit by the coronavirus shutdown are those locked into a venue, like a symphony hall or a theater that doesn’t allow flexible spacing. Smaller, project-based companies are better able to look at alternatives. Photo by: Carolyn Wells-Kramer

‘A world of uncertainty’

Voices from the front: Philanthropist Ronni Lacroute says COVID-19 is forcing arts groups to think in new ways.

Starting Over: Point to point

How are big arts groups handling the pandemic? Portland Center Stage’s Cynthia Fuhrman takes it step by step.

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