It’s been many years since Oregon Shakespeare Festival brought one of its plays to Portland, but this isn’t your typical year. This will go down as the season when Portland-area theatres decided, almost as one, to fight back against the growing inequities large and small in our country. What groups have been most affected by […]
Isaac Lamb has his work cut out for him. He’s the Performer in Every Brilliant Thing (by Duncan Macmillan with Johnny Donahoe), a play about suicidal depression that manages to be at once hilarious and real without sugar-coating anything. It’s onstage in the Ellyn Bye Studio at Portland Center Stage through November 5. Directed by Rose Riordan, […]audience participation drama, depression, drama, Duncan Macmillan, Every Brillliant Thing, Isaac Lamb, Jonny Donahoe, mental illness, Out of the Darkness Annual Walk to Fight Suicide, Portland Center Stage, Rose Riordan, suicide, suicide prevention, the Werther Effect
The State of the State Unapologetically late…as usual…I am fondly remembering a fabulous trip to Washington D.C. four years ago with three of my nearest and dearest. We spent the most fabulous week there exploring the city–mostly those little museums along the Mall, the Capitol, a reception in Sen. Jeff Merkeley’s office, trips to Olde […]2017 Solar Eclipse, Alison Bechdel, An Octoroon, Artists Repertory Theatre, book reviews, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, drama, Fun Home, Iain Banks, Jeanine Tesori, Jessmyn Ward, Lisa Kron, Mitchell OR, murder, Musicals, mystery-suspense, National Book Award, Portland Center Stage, Salvage the Bones, satire, Scotland, Sen. Jeff Merkeley, Stonemouth, Tony Award, Washington D.C.
The house on Maple Avenue is a brilliantly restored Victorian, beautiful, perfect inside and out. It’s on the local historic tours. Alison Bechdel’s (Allison Mickelson) father Bruce (Robert Mammana) couldn’t be prouder. He is the one who did the exacting work, who prowled old barns and garage sales with his daughter (Small Alison, Aida Valentine) […]Aida Valentine, Alison Bechdel, Allison MIckelson, Chris Coleman, coming out, drama, Faith Sandberg, family drama, Fun Home, graphic novel, Jeanine Tesori, Joe Knispel, Karsten George, Kirsten DiMercurio, Lisa Kron, Portland Center Stage, Robert Mammana, Sara Masterson, Theo Curl, William Bloodgood
State of the state The Newsletter is late this month because a great deal has happened. In early July, started a new job as Portland area brand representative for Dragonfly Nutrition LLC. So far, in the greater Portland area, their nutrition bars are available in New Seasons markets, with more locations to be added soon. […]Astoria destination, Astoria getaway, Astoria Part 1, Astoria Part 2, Balkan Wars, Chris Coleman, City of Astoria, Dragonfly Nutrition LLC, Flavel House, George Flavel, Kate Atwell, Portland Center Stage, Scott Turow, Testimony, Testmatch, The Hague, The Skeleton Road, Val McDermid