Fall Workshops

Posted on: October 6th, 2014

This Fall we have workshops with Youth Progress and Parrot Creek Ranch. We’ll post details on the performances soon!

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PlayWrite at the Trail Blazers!

Posted on: November 26th, 2013

PlayWrite, Inc. will be the featured non-profit at a Portland Trail Blazers game (!) on January 28th.  We’ve got tickets available to purchase at a discount rate - just $26 to watch the hometown heros take on the Memphis Grizzlies at 7pm on 1/28, at the Moda Center (formerly the Rose Garden Arena).  You’ll be joined by 74 other PlayWrite enthusiasts in our own section of the arena, and a portion of your ticket price will go directly back to PlayWrite.  Meet some grads, their family and friends, other supporters, and some of the people who make PlayWrite what we are while cheering on our beloved Blazers! 

We’ve made it easy to purchase tickets: click here to reserve your spot.

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PlayWrite Actress shines in TWO upcoming shows!

Posted on: November 26th, 2013

PlayWrite Actress shines in TWO upcoming shows!

One of our beloved coaches and performers, Anne Sorce, is featured in two upcoming shows in Portland.  She’s a brilliant talent and a phenomenal person - why not go out and support some local theater and get some great entertainment?!

The Lover, By Harold Pinter
Dec 5-21, Thurs & Sat @ 8pm, Fri @ 9pm
Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Ave

Sarah’s afternoon lover never threatened her marriage to Richard. Everyone was happy. Until now.
A one-act frenzy of sexual and romantic turns and twists. Comedic and provocative all under 60 minutes. First written as a TV play in 1962, The Lover later opened as a stage production. It continues to intrigue contemporary audiences worldwide with its dilemmas and mind twists.

For more information, click here.

Enjoy, by Toshiki Okada
English translation by Aya Ogawa
Jan 17- Feb 8
CoHo Theater
Directed by Michael Griggs

Japanese hipster slackers working in a coffee/comic book shop live out their loves, break-ups, rivalries, and moral dilemmas in a state that might best be described as intensely active inaction. The presence of a younger female co-worker rightly makes them question the meaning of their lives in a shifting socio-economic landscape. Think The Office meets Waiting for Godot.  Click here for more information.

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Posted on: October 25th, 2013

To all who supported, attended, donated, cheerleaded, donned Mardi Gras beads, bidded, sipped, savored, chatted, and cheered for our gala, PlayWrite@10, last night:
The event was a smash success (we’ll have the final tally to share with you all soon), and everyone in the room seemed to have fabulous time.  Thanks to all of you - donors, supporters, honorees, volunteers, staff, and crew alike - for creating such a high-impact, high-energy, fun-filled and memorable evening for PlayWrite.

Here’s to 10 more years!

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PlayWrite in the News

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013

On October 18th, Tracy Barry of KGW’s “Making a Difference” aired this clip on KGW news, featuring past and present writers at Mt. Scott Learning Center high school.  Click http://www.kgw.com/lifestyle/Portland-teens-become-playwrites-at-10-day-workshop-228414901.html
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Shakespeare…with Zombies?

Posted on: October 21st, 2013

Two of our fabulous PlayWrite actors, Orion and Damaris, will appear in Bag & Baggage Productions’ “Twelfth Night of the Living Dead,” and it sounds like a show you do not want to miss!  From Bag & Baggage’s website:

“A freakish meteor strikes the ship upon which Viola and her brother are travelling. Everyone on board is changed, in an instant, into fl esh-eating zombie monstrosities….with a penchant for iambic pentameter!

Twelfth Night of the Living Dead has been a fringe, underground hit in New York and Los Angeles for years, combining Shakespeare’s tale of mistaken identity and unrequited love with the very bloodiest and goriest parts of Night of the Living Dead, to hysterical (and disgusting) success! New York Theatre Review said, “The marriage of two such diff erent genres could easily end up making its creators look foolish. In this case, the result is hilarious!””

12th Night of the Living Dead
By Brian MacInnis Smallwood
October 26th - 31st
Bag & Baggage Theatre
Hillsboro, OR.
All shows at 7:30pm

For details and to purchase tickets, click here.

And to Damaris and Orion, break a leg (but don’t get eaten by zombies!)!

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More Awesome Coaches Doing More Awesome Theater (with pie!)

Posted on: September 5th, 2013

More Awesome Coaches Doing More Awesome Theater (with pie!)

Another one of our excellent coaches and actors, Anne Sorce, is performing in an upcoming show produced by Push Leg Theater.  Details below!

Push Leg presents: Nighthawks

At the diner, a busboy juggles plates and a waitress breaks out in a zany dream dance, while the owner of the place flirts with the yodeling good-for-nuthin’ fix-it man of her heart. Meet the Nighthawks locals, whose lives and longings are the stuff American dreams are made of.

The kinetic vitality of a physical-based theater ensemble collides with Hopper’s vision, bringing to vivid focus the intimate and the epic in a world handcrafted in Push Leg’s signature style - playful invention, a lot of imagination, and a whole lot of heart.

SEPTEMBER 6-7, 12-14, 19-21 at 7:30PM | SEPTEMBER 15 at 2:00PM
Portland Actors Conservatory - 1436 SW Montgomery St.  Portland, OR 97201
TICKETS: $15 online | $18 at the door

COME EARLY FOR PIE! Each night we’ll be serving up pie one hour before the show-FREE PIE featuring such bakeries as Random Order, Pacific Pie Co., and Grand Central Bakery.

For more information go to www.pushleg.com

Break a leg, Anne!

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PlayWrite@10 Celebrates 10 Years of PlayWrite

Posted on: July 29th, 2013

Please come celebrate PlayWrite’s 10th Anniversary.
Be part of transforming the lives of youth at the edge using the
power of performance in art.

PlayWrite@10 Gala
Thursday, Oct. 24th
from 5:30pm–9:00pm

1900 NW 18th St.
Portland, OR

Click here to register, donate, or sponsor.

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Coach/Performer Timothy Scarrott Rocks Some Shakespeare

Posted on: July 19th, 2013

Coach/Performer Timothy Scarrott Rocks Some Shakespeare

We continue to be blown away by the wonderful creative endeavors of our team.  Check out PlayWrite coach/performer Timothy Scarrott in the Shakespeare Liberation Army’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Ever thought Shakespeare wasn’t your cup of tea?  We promise the SLA will deliver with their entertaining, wacky “over the cliffnotes” versions of the Bard’s greatest hits.

Come to the Shakespeare Garden at the Rose Test Garden this Saturday, July 20th, at 2pm to enjoy an hour of good solid Shakespeare, performed by some incredibly talented performers.  The show is open to the public, and the Liberation Army welcomes you to pack a blanket and picnic! 

Shakespeare Liberation Army’s “Over the Cliffnotes on A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Saturday, July 20th, 2pm
The International Rose Test Garden’s Shakespeare Garden
Washington Park, Portland, OR

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PlayWrite coach produces original play!

Posted on: July 16th, 2013

Our wonderful coach/performer Paul Susi presents:

All At Sea
Devised by Paul Susi

A performance about conquistadors, falling in love and buying a house.

Thursday - Saturday, 8:00 pm, July 18, 19 and 20.

Tickets: $12, with 1/2 price discounts for students and seniors.

BodyVox Dance Center, 1201 NW 17th Ave.

Reservations at (971) 271-4163

Supported in part by the Regional Arts and Culture Council

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