February 2014


WinCo presents Portland Open

Posted on: February 13th, 2014.
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Support Playwrite by purchasing tickets for the WinCo Foods Portland Open golf tournament! 100% go to Playwrite! That’s right, 100%! Get yours now! Aug 18-24 at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Witch Hollow. The top 25 finishers will receive PGA ...

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November 2013


PlayWrite at the Trail Blazers!

Posted on: November 26th, 2013.
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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, ...

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PlayWrite Actress shines in TWO upcoming shows!

Posted on: November 26th, 2013.
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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, ...

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October 2013


THANK YOU!

Posted on: October 25th, 2013.
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To all who supported, attended, donated, cheerleaded, donned Mardi Gras beads, bidded, sipped, savored, chatted, and cheered for our gala, PlayWrite@10, last night: THANK YOU! The event was a smash success (we’ll have the final tally to share ...

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PlayWrite in the News

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013.
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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 ...

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Shakespeare…with Zombies?

Posted on: October 21st, 2013.
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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 ...

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September 2013


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

Posted on: September 5th, 2013.
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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 ...

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July 2013


PlayWrite@10 Celebrates 10 Years of PlayWrite

Posted on: July 29th, 2013.
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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 Castaway 1900 NW 18th St. Portland, ...

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Coach/Performer Timothy Scarrott Rocks Some Shakespeare

Posted on: July 19th, 2013.
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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 ...

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PlayWrite coach produces original play!

Posted on: July 16th, 2013.
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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 ...

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April 2013


Watch Bruce Livingston’s TEDxTalk

Posted on: April 23rd, 2013.
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BRUCE LIVINGSTON’S TEDxTALK NOW AVAILABLE TO WATCH! If you were unable to attend TEDxCUPortland and enjoy their incredible line-up of speakers and presenters, now’s your chance to enjoy the same content! Video of PlayWrite Executive Director ...

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March 2013


PlayWrite on the Radio!

Posted on: March 26th, 2013.
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On Friday, March 22nd, Program Director Lyndsay Hogland joined graduate writers of PlayWrite’s workshop to go live on the air with KBOO radio’s Bread & Roses.  If you weren’t able to catch the live recording, you can tune in by clicking here, and ...

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February 2013


PlayWrite Grad Max Faulk Writes New Play, Performs!

Posted on: February 4th, 2013.
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Ladies and Gentlemen, can I get a hand for Maxwell Faulk!? Max graduated the PlayWrite workshop in 2005, and has stayed involved.  A regular at our Tuesday Night Writers’ Group, an occasional reader at showcases and performances, and a wonderful ...

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January 2013


Portland Center Stage Blogs about PlayWrite!

Posted on: January 14th, 2013.
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Thanks to Portland Center Stage for highlighting our upcoming Fertile Ground performance in a blog post!  Check it out here. WORD.VOICE. will show for one day only during the Fertile Ground Festival, on Saturday, February 2nd at 3 PM, at the ...

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¿Por Qué No? Supports PlayWrite!

Posted on: January 8th, 2013.
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January 16th: ¿Por Qué No? Supports PlayWrite! What happens when you combine good friends, a great cause, and seriously tasty guacamole?  You celebrate young creativity. You help a teen in Portland find her voice. You show a local high ...

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December 2012


Black Box

Posted on: December 4th, 2012.
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Would you call yourself something of a mystery buff?  A fan of whodunnits?  A big-time reader? Gary D. Cole, co-founder of CoHo Theatre, recently released a new book, titled Black Box, a “story of players, on stage and off, making deals to save ...

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November 2012


‘Tis (Almost!) the Season!

Posted on: November 1st, 2012.
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Hello, and Happy November. We’re getting pretty excited over here at PlayWrite…November is bound to be an exciting month.  With a workshop starting in just a few days, a performance at the end of the month (we have all the details here), and the ...

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October 2012


Foutbol pou Lavi

Posted on: October 16th, 2012.
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Last month, PlayWrite had an absolute blast hosting a group of soccer coaches from Haiti at our office for the evening. MercyCorps launched a program called Foutbol pou Lavi (Soccer for Life) in Fall, 2011, using soccer as a means to stop the ...

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September 2012


Thanks for coming to see us!

Posted on: September 6th, 2012.
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Hello! Yesterday was an exciting day! Not only did we enjoy a screening of “Writing Myself” at Portland’s historic and beloved Hollywood Theatre, but beforehand we rallied the troops for a quick fiesta.  Staff, coaches, some of the writers who ...

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August 2012


Thank You!!

Posted on: August 30th, 2012.
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This has been a very good day : ) I’ve been working at PlayWrite for a little bit over a year, and I have to say, this is a very special organization.  I truly believe in the work that PlayWrite is doing, and I’m extremely proud to be a part of ...

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We’re abuzz with coffee excitement!

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012.
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A big “thank you” is in order! As you may know if you’re a regular over on our Facebook page, we’ve been accepted to participate in the Willamette Week Give!Guide, for the second year in a row (wahoo!).  Each year, the Guide asks participating ...

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June 2012


PlayWrite on AM Northwest

Posted on: June 19th, 2012.
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If you missed either of the screenings of “Writing Myself” last week, but still want a taste of the film’s impact, check out this segment from AM Northwest, from Monday June 11th.  Listen to filmmaker Brian Lindstrom, together with PlayWrite ...

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“Writing Myself” on OPB!

Posted on: June 14th, 2012.
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PlayWrite on OPB! Filmmaker Brian Lindstrom and two Alliance School students went on air on OPB’s “Think Out Loud” to discuss “Writing Myself,” Brian’s new film that follows 8 PlayWrite students through their workshop experience.  If you missed ...

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May 2012


“Writing Myself” this week!!

Posted on: May 1st, 2012.
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“Writing Myself”, a documentary of PlayWrite’s work by Brian Lindstrom, has not just one, but two scheduled screenings this week! Info for both is here. But hey, just to make it simple, it’s all below: Thursday, June 14th @ 7pm Cinema 21 (616 NW ...

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April 2012


White Shield Up!

Posted on: April 12th, 2012.
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Hey all!  Did you know you can now watch videos of beautiful plays and sketches from young writers at the White Shield Center?  They’re online here, and you can enjoy them whenever you’d like (though I’d highly recommend *right now* as an ideal ...

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January 2012


Way to go, Mt. Scott!

Posted on: January 30th, 2012.
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Hey Folks! Wanted to share this write-up from Mt. Scott Learning Centers with you all.  As you may know, we’ve had two workshops with Mt. Scott High School this school year, working with 14 fantastic young playwrights.  Check out what the school ...

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New Year, TWO New Performances!

Posted on: January 6th, 2012.
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We’re kicking off the New Year with TWO performances just TWO days apart! It all starts with our Annual Winter Showcase: WORD.VOICE. on January 22nd at The Gerding Theater at the Armory. Come see works from the last few PlayWrite workshops, and ...

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December 2011


Give!Guide Give!Aways!

Posted on: December 9th, 2011.
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It truly is a Season of Giving!  The Give!Guide just announced a new flurry of giveaways; make your gift to PlayWrite, Inc. through the Guide on any of these days, and you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing to win a correspond prize: ...

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Drew

Posted on: December 7th, 2011.
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I wanted to let you all in on a new name in music. Drew, who attended a PlayWrite Workshop in 2006, has recently released a couple of titles to iTunes.  You can click here to check them out and purchase them. Drew says that his PlayWrite ...

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November 2011


Give!Guide Excitement

Posted on: November 9th, 2011.
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There are so many cool features to the Willamette Week Give!Guide that I didn’t know where on our Facebook or Twitter to keep them all!  Here are some fun facts about the Willamette Week’s annual gift campaign: *The Give!Guide was started in an ...

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September 2011


Transform the Lives of Youth at the Edge…with Cupcakes!

Posted on: September 7th, 2011.
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Well hey, there. I’ve got a couple of questions for you: Do you like supporting local businesses, resilience, change, and growth? Do you want to help celebrate the creative voices of youth in Oregon? How about cupcakes?  Do you like ...

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A Birthday Wish Fulfilled!

Posted on: September 6th, 2011.
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A big, huge, whoopin’ and hollerin’ THANK YOU to everyone who helped raise money for PlayWrite on my Birthday!  For my Birthday on August 30th, the same date as the Bienestar Performance, I asked my friends and family to make donations to ...

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August 2011


Write, Writers, Write On!

Posted on: August 11th, 2011.
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It was a rollicking good time in the Mt. Hood conference room for the Banquet Dinner at the Willamette Writers 2011 Conference last Saturday night.  A room full of writers, the performance of a fantastic PlayWrite monologue, and a call to write ...

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July 2011


Pearl Art Show Supports PlayWrite Inc!

Posted on: July 26th, 2011.
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Check out “FUSED,” the upcoming art show at PRESENTspace gallery in the Pearl.  The artists and organizers involved are so generous as to be donating 10% of the two month show’s proceeds to PlayWrite Inc.  How cool is that?! Read below for ...

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June 2011


A Nod of Thanks to Our Awesome Board

Posted on: June 22nd, 2011.
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PlayWrite congratulates Abigail Gilbert, avid PlayWrite supporter and 4-year Board member, for her recent election to the position of Board President.  Her dedication to PlayWrite and passion for our mission ensures that our Board always has a ...

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March 2011


Mt. Scott Great Success

Posted on: March 15th, 2011.
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Theater! Theatre! was a packed house last Tuesday for the PlayWrite performance. The audience was captivated by the creative and emotional works of eight students from Mt. Scott Learning Center. Forks and books, kites and tee shirts came alive on ...

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November 2010


November News

Posted on: November 16th, 2010.
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Our November Newsletter has been e-mailed out to the world. Click here to read online. We have also posted our our winter appeal letters, which includes a bit of Julian’s story. Julian is a graduate of PlayWrite and we are now very pleased to ...

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October 2010


October Newsletter now online

Posted on: October 18th, 2010.
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Our October newsletter has now hit the webesphere. This month - PlayWrite’s Journey, Welcomes and Adieus, and Hugs and Hot Chocolate opportunities. Read it on-line and to make sure you don’t miss out subscribe to our mailing ...

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September 2010


September Newsletter

Posted on: September 29th, 2010.
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Our September Newsletter includes upcoming Events, Winter Showcase Hugs and Hot Chocolate news and more. Click to read it online and subscribe to make sure you don’t miss out on ...

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August 2010


Great Article in the Oregon Live and Hillsboro Performance Tonight

Posted on: August 24th, 2010.
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There is a terrific article about PlayWrite and what we’ve been doing in Hillsboro, check it out. Tonight eight new PlayWrite graduates will be sharing their creations in a free public performance. Local professional actors performing include: ...

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Something Old, Something New

Posted on: August 18th, 2010.
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Something New: We’ve got brand new videos up from our April 2010 show with Rosemont School and Treatment Center. You can watch the plays and read them too over in our Performance Archive. Something Old: Our Newsletters and Reports section now ...

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We are live!

Posted on: August 4th, 2010.
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Dear Friends of PlayWrite, Thank you for dropping by and checking out our new website. We’ve just sent out our first e-mail bulletin, officially launching our new space. You can check it out our August e-mail ...

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July 2010


New website, new voices.

Posted on: July 13th, 2010.
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Being heard is important. Sharing stories and being part of something is important. We’ve constructed our new website in a way that shares more of the PlayWrite experience, including scripts, videos, photos and stories. This website will be an ...

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