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New season, new shit | E4P’s New Shit Show kicks off season 2 at Action/Adventure on October 13

Here comes season 2!

Here comes season 2!

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October 1, 2014 at 13:03

Your weekend is happening | Pianos, Towns, Wolves, Late Night Action – and more

Here it comes. The weekend.

As you detox down from TBA highs and heights, there’s no reason to go off the habit completely. All sorts of stuff is either already on or opening soon.

So get out there.

Saturday night launch party for the latest show from Action/Adventure!

And don’t miss Late Night Action Monday night at Mississippi Studios.

A sampling:

9.9 – 10.5 Artists Repertory Theatre – INTIMATE APPAREL by Lynn Nottage
9.11 – 10.11 Badass Theatre Company – SANS MERCI by Johnna Adams
9.20 – 11.2 Portland Center Stage – DREAMGIRLS by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen
9.24 – 11.2 Portland Playhouse – THE PIANO LESSON by August Wilson
9.26 MY WALK HAS NEVER BEEN AVERAGE by Roberta Hunte and Bonnie Ratner
9.26 Well Arts – GIRL BE HEARD: PORTLAND
9.26 – 10.4 Bad Reputation Productions – LONE WOLVES
9.26 – 10.19 Third Rail Rep – MIDDLETOWN by Will Eno
9.27 Action/Adventure – Space Race Launch Party
9.29 Action/Adventure – Late Night Action w/ Alex Falcone

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September 25, 2014 at 12:30

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Just like any other town | MIDDLETOWN arrives in town this weekend at Third Rail

Here they come.

The denizens of planet Eno are hitting the town.

Middletown.

Your town.

Starting Friday at Third Rail.

Photo: Owen Carey.

Photo: Owen Carey.

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September 24, 2014 at 17:14

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Late Night Action w/ Alex Falcone kicks off new season at Mississippi Studios on Monday Sep 29

Here it comes. One of Portland’s up and coming shows is upscaling and upsizing and uplifting and heading up north.

The live talk show Late Night Action is back with an all new for season number 5. And they’re at Mississippi Studios this coming Monday night.

It’s the perfect space for a show like this, and for only $10, you cannot find better entertainment value anywhere else in the city. So get your tickets.

Check out more LNA info and be sure to get on their mailing list so you don’t miss a thing.

Monday, Sep 29
8:00 PM

Mississippi Studios
3939 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227

Coming down the tracks at ya.

Coming down the tracks at ya.

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September 24, 2014 at 07:44

TBA:14 we hardly knew ya | A banner year from PICA shows there is a significant audience in Portland for contemporary performance

It’s here and then – just like that. It’s gone.

Holy frijoles. Did anyone get the number on that truck? Or was it a van?

You know – the one that just rampaged all over Portland, Ore-gone, blowing the minds of thousands nightly and daily for a week and a half straight.

I got a few letters off the license plate – something like “TBA…”?

The world famous PICA Econoline van keeping it real at TBA:12.  When this thing shows up, prepare your paradigm to be subverted.

The world famous PICA Econoline van keeping it real at TBA:12. When this thing shows up, prepare your paradigm to be subverted.

Ladies and gentlemen, blow your trumpets, ignite your rockets, dash your glasses in the fireplace and pop your vast, glitter-filled balloons tied together by satin ribbons while ye crowd surf o’er delirious, beauty-besotted, glam-burned revelers. At 2 AM.

For she is gone – GONE I TELL YOU!!! – and we will not see her like again.

For at least another 349 days.

sound effect: **KABOOM**

That’s a wrap.

Wait – maybe if we could have the PICA plane fly around city center a few more times, trailing the “ART ACCOMPLISHED” banner…until Pepper Pepper and Oil Money parachute out of it.

And THEN that’s a wrap.

Et voila. TBA brings them – THOSE PEOPLE – out of the woodwork. The audience. TBA causes citizens to stand in line (sometimes for seemingly half the performance but no matter) like they’re hoping to score a WHO ticket in the late 1970’s. TBA fills every single fixed seat in Lincoln Hall as well as every discretely placed, fire code-challenging folding chair. WHAT?? And then there are people sitting on steps and standing in the back. TBA causes perfectly reasonable Portlanders to settle for way too little sleep night after night after night. Because the schedule doesn’t let up.

Every September, Portland awakens to the on season with a super-charged display of what’s current and exciting – and of what is possible with vision. For ten days, PDX is ablaze with the vital energy of performance that spills out of sanctioned spaces and infects the city.

TBA, you (in the words of an Annie Baker character) are a triple dimensional superstar.

Truly.

Bravo, PICA. Keep on keepin’ on…

There they are.  "They" are always there when there's something interesting going on.  Because they've gotta have it.

There they are. “They” are always there when there’s something interesting going on. Because they’ve gotta have it.

Come out, come out wherever you are.  Full house for TBA, but when the festival disappears, so do many of them.  Why?

Come out, come out wherever you are. Full house for TBA, but when the festival disappears, so do many of them. Why?

But don’t answer yet. You also get…

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September 22, 2014 at 22:31

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New mobile app idea | Visual listing of live performance options in Portland theatre

What if you had an app or web site where you could view a gallery of images for shows that are on now or opening soon? Wouldn’t that be kinda fun?

Here’s an experimental version to give the look and feel:

http://www.alldesignislocal.com

Try opening on your mobile and/or a big screen. Flip through the images. Right now there is no additional identifying info (and these are not really shows that are about to be on).

But you get the idea.

There are many, many sites with text listings of what’s on. But nothing quite captures the excitement of live performance like an image.

Flip through to see what's on.

Flip through to see what’s on.

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September 20, 2014 at 15:56

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TBA:14 | Saturday Institute at PICA | Holcombe Waller’s work under development for next year, LGBT REQUIEM MASS | Community forum on art and social change with Boom Arts

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September 20, 2014 at 14:30

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