Mt. Scott Learning Center @ Portland Center Stage!
Dec
13
1:30 pm13:30

Mt. Scott Learning Center @ Portland Center Stage!

  • Portland Center Stage: Ellen Bye Studio

PlayWrite and Mt. Scott Learning Center have been collaborating for over a decade! 

We would love to see you at this celebratory event, where 8 Mt. Scott students will direct professional actors in the live performances of their PlayWrite pieces.

Click here to read selected Mt. Scott student testimonials! 

This event is free and open to the public. Please reach out to chelsea@playwriteinc.org with any additional questions. 

Narrative Techniques Graduate Workshop
Dec
17
10:00 am10:00

Narrative Techniques Graduate Workshop

  • PlayWrite

Narrative Strategies:

Turn Your Good Idea into a Good Story

Saturday 12/17 10am-2pm


Do you have an idea in your head that you just know would make a great story, but you’re not sure how to get started? Whether you want to write a book, screenplay, graphic novel, TV show, or another narrative work, this workshop will give you the tools you need to build the house of your story.

 

In this one-day workshop, open to all PlayWrite grads, you will:

·      Practice pitching your idea to get it out of your head and into the world

·      Learn about specific narrative tools to use in constructing your story

·      View clips from film and TV shows that demonstrate effective narrative techniques

·      Do short, targeted writing exercises to practice these techniques

·      Spend dedicated time working on your own creative project, whatever it may be.

 

You’ll leave class with a fine-tuned pitch for your project, the first full scene or page, and a plan for how to continue.

This Graduate Workshop is FREE and open to anyone who has completed a PlayWrite workshop. All materials (and a pizza lunch) will be provided. You just need to bring your idea and your enthusiasm to create!

 

Space is limited; email elisabeth@playwriteinc.org to reserve your spot.

 

WORD.VOICE.
Jan
29
6:00 pm18:00

WORD.VOICE.

  • Portland Center Stage/ The Gerding Theatre at the Armory

WORD.VOICE.

Fertile Ground Festival 2017

Word.Voice. is a showcase of one-act plays, character sketches and spoken word pieces written and directed by young writers who have graduated from PlayWrite’s intensive writing  workshop. The heart of each writer’s play is a pair of non-human characters, assembled by the writers from their own memories, imaginations and deepest emotional truths. Now, cast with professional  actors, these courageous works are ready for an audience! Join us in a celebration of these amazing young artists! 


PlayWrite at Milagro Theatre!
Nov
21
3:30 pm15:30

PlayWrite at Milagro Theatre!

  • Milagro Theatre

This performance marks the conclusion of a 10-day PlayWrite workshop with one of our long-term community partner sites. We are so grateful to Milagro Theatre Group for hosting this event. Please reach out to us at chelsea@playwriteinc.org if you'd like to attend, and we'll add your name to the list! In respect of these students' privacy and anonymity, this event is invitation-only. 

Please consider joining us in viewing the brave plays of PlayWrite's "youth at the edge" at the vibrant Milago Theatre!

November 3, 2016 at the Exchange Ballroom
Nov
3
5:30 pm17:30

November 3, 2016 at the Exchange Ballroom

  • Exchange Ballroom

Save the date!

PlayWrite's Fall 2016 Fundraising Event

PlayWrite invites you to an evening of truly original plays and songs, written from the heart by youth in our playwriting workshops. Celebrate the deep diversity and creativity of youth ‘at the edge!’ Portland’s top-notch actors and musicians will perform, whilst you enjoy fabulous food from Vibrant Table and drinks from our fine local artisans! It’s all about what happens when hidden creative sparks are fanned into brilliant flame, and witnessing young creative artists’ birth. Celebrate with us through an evening (5:30-8:30) of sharing joy and creativity, and an opportunity to give vital support to 'youth at the edge.'

Tickets available here!

 

 

Donald E. Long School Performance
Sep
13
1:30 pm13:30

Donald E. Long School Performance

  • Donald E. Long School

The first performance with our new community partner, Donald E. Long School in NE Portland. Donald E. Long is a school in detention program through Multnomah County's Department of Community Justice Juvenile Services. 

This event is closed to the public. 

Picnic + The Comedy of Errors at Laurelhurst Park
Aug
21
1:00 pm13:00

Picnic + The Comedy of Errors at Laurelhurst Park

  • Laurelhurst Park

Join us for Original Practice Shakespeare's outdoor performance of The Comedy of Errors, a hysterical farce full of slapstick and puns. Meet at 1 PM for a light picnic lunch provided by PlayWrite (feel free to bring additional snacks and beverages for yourself and/or to share). The show begins at 2 PM. 

Event is free to the public, so invite a friend! Bring a blanket or low lawn chair for seating.

Check out the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival on Facebook or the OPSFest website!

Centennial SUN High School Performance
Jul
28
1:00 pm13:00

Centennial SUN High School Performance

  • Centennial High School

PlayWrite's 100th workshop!

The world premier of plays, written and directed by young writers at Centennial SUN High School, student refugees from Myanmar, Iran, and Syria.

This event is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Bag & Baggage Productions: Shakespeare's Coriolanus
Jul
22
6:15 pm18:15

Bag & Baggage Productions: Shakespeare's Coriolanus

  • The Tom Hughes Civic Center Plaza

Bag&Baggage Productions, Hillsboro’s resident professional theatre company, starts their 2016-2017 Season with an explosive, world-premiere adaptation of Shakespeare’s most political play, performed outdoors at Hillsboro’s Civic Center by an all-female cast.

PlayWrite graduates from June 2016's Bienestar workshop in Hillsboro will attend this outdoor production in the vein of "Shakespeare in the Park."  The show begins at 7:30 PM. Those who arrive at 6:15 will have the treat of a pre-show conversation with the play's director, Scott Palmer. As this is an outdoor production, no seating is provided. Audience members are strongly encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on!

Note: admission is free for all PlayWrite Graduates and youth under 18 years. If you're a graduate and would like more information or assistance with transit to Hillsboro, email us at elisabeth@playwriteinc.org. Let's make it happen!

More info: see Bag&Baggage Productions

Bienestar Performance
Jul
6
7:00 pm19:00

Bienestar Performance

  • Glenn and Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center

The world premier of plays, written and directed by writers at Bienestar!

This event is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Clackamas County Juvenile Department
Jun
13
7:00 pm19:00

Clackamas County Juvenile Department

  • Clackamas Community College/ McLoughlin Auditorium

Join PlayWrite in our second collaboration with GREEN Corps Fresh Start, a Clackamas County Juvenile Department program. GREEN Corps Fresh Start is a youth job and life training program, offering Clackamas County youth the opportunity to develop the skills needed to redefine their place in their communities. PlayWrite writers will direct their work in live performance at 7 pm on Monday June 13th, at Clackamas County Community College.

This event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there! Please call the PlayWrite office with any questions or assistance with directions.

To learn more about GREEN Corps Fresh Start, view this informational video or visit http://www.clackamas.us/juvenile

 

 

The Skin of our Teeth
May
25
7:30 pm19:30

The Skin of our Teeth

  • Artist Repertory Theatre

Join PlayWrite on Wednesday May 25th, as we applaud a group of our grads and coaches acting in live performance at Artist Repertory Theatre. ART has invited us as community guest stars in their renowned show, The Skin of Our Teeth.

About the play: 

This comedic masterpiece spans the entirety of history, with one ordinary American family who lives through it all. Dad’s just invented the wheel, Cain is throwing rocks at the neighbor kid, mammoths and dinosaurs lounge in the family room and mom frets about how to get all those animals on the boat two by two. Through Ice Ages, biblical floods and political conventions, the Antrobus family of Excelsior, New Jersey perseveres. With a giant cast and time-set across the ages, this theatrical allegory captures the human spirit – of brilliance, idiocy and ultimately sweet survival.

Come and support ART and PlayWrite graduates and coaches as they make their debut in The Skin of Our Teeth!

Where: Artist Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison St. Portland, OR 97205

What: The Skin of Our Teeth written by Thornton Wilder, directed by Dámaso Rodriguez

When: Wednesday, May 25th, 7:30pm. 

Arts & Tech High School Performance
May
24
2:00 pm14:00

Arts & Tech High School Performance

  • Arts & Tech High School

The world premier of plays, written and directed by writers at Arts & Tech High School. 

This event is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there! 

PlayWrite Grads at Portland Story Theater!
Apr
9
7:00 pm19:00

PlayWrite Grads at Portland Story Theater!

  • Alberta Abbey

Join us on April 9th at the Alberta Abbey to hear stories from PlayWrite Graduates. 

Real. True. Stories.

URBAN TELLERS® is a story showcase held at the ALBERTA ABBEY

Every month, a group of six people come together as Urban Tellers® to stand and deliver the real, true stories that they have discovered, crafted, and honed in Portland Story Theater’s Art of Personal Narrative workshops. The results are highly personal and authentic narratives.

This time we’re partnering with PlayWrite, Inc.’s leadership program for this month’s program. You might hear stories about difficult choices, transformational life experiences, or hilarious family interactions. Join us. We expect the results to be authentic, funny and fearless.

Hosted by LYNNE DUDDY & LAWRENCE HOWARD
DOORS/DRINKS 7:00PM SHOW 8:00PM
$15 ADVANCE $18 AT THE DOOR
Show runs approximately 2 hours + intermission
21+, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Off-street Parking

Click here to purchase tickets! 

We look forward to seeing you there.

Blazers vs. Houston Rockets
Feb
10
7:30 pm19:30

Blazers vs. Houston Rockets

  • Moda Center

Join PlayWrite February 10th to represent Rip City and cheer on the Blazers as they take on the Houston Rockets! 

When February 10th, 7:30pm. 

Where: The Moda Center, 1 N Center Ct St. Portland, OR 97227.

To purchase tickets, click here

We look forward to cheering the Blazers on with you! 

New Avenues for Youth Performance
Jan
19
3:00 pm15:00

New Avenues for Youth Performance

  • The Brody Gallery

Please join us next Tuesday for the newest plays from the students at New Avenues for Youth. 


When: Tuesday, December 19th at 3pm. 

Where: The Brody Theater, 16 NW Broadway, Portland, OR 97209.

Free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Mt. Scott High School Performance
Dec
15
12:30 pm12:30

Mt. Scott High School Performance

Please join PlayWrite on December 15th for our performance of the great work the students at Mt. Scott wrote and directed.

Where: World Trade Center Theater. 
 121 SW Salmon St. Building 2 - Skybridge level.

The event is free and open to the public. 

We look forward to seeing you there! 

¿Por Que No? Friends and Family day!
Dec
9
11:00 am11:00

¿Por Que No? Friends and Family day!

  • ¿Por Que No?

The delicious restaurant ¿Por Que No? will give a portion of proceeds to PlayWrite tomorrow Wednesday, December 9th! Both Hawthorne and Mississippi locations are participating. They're open from 11am-10pm. 

Plan a date, go out with friends or have a great family dinner at ¿Por Que No? and support PlayWrite! Please feel free to forward this email to friends and spread the word. 

Thank you to ¿Por Que No? for their generous support! 

We hope to see you there! 

Nov
12
5:00 pm17:00

A Roaring Good Time to Benefit PlayWrite Inc.

  • Tiffany Center

Purchase tickets and reserve tables here!

Join us November 12th for a Roaring Good Time to Benefit PlayWrite, Inc.

Where: The Tiffany Center, 1410 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205
When: 5pm Social Hour, 7pm Dinner & Live Auction.

We will have a silent auction, a live auction, great food, and of course a fantastic performance, all to benefit PlayWrite, Inc. 

Come dressed in your best 20s attire. We will award a prize to the best dressed.

If you have any questions email us at: 2015gala@playwriteinc.org

We look forward to seeing you there! Thank you!

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A huge thank you to our sponsors! 

 

Cheryl Strayed: A Benefit for PlayWrite
May
27
7:30 pm19:30

Cheryl Strayed: A Benefit for PlayWrite

  • Newmark Theatre

Join us for an exciting evening at the Newmark Theatre! Cheryl will be interviewed on-stage by PlayWrite founder Bruce Livingston.

All proceeds to benefit PlayWrite, Inc.

Click here to buy your ticket today!

Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir WILD, as well as the advice essay collection TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS and the novel TORCH. Her books have been translated into more than thirty languages around the world. WILD was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0. The movie adaptation of WILD was released in 2014. The film is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and stars Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl and Laura Dern as Cheryl's mother Bobbi, with a screenplay by Nick Hornby. Strayed's essays have been published in The Best American Essays, the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, Salon, The Missouri Review, The Sun, Tin House, Glamour, and other magazines. She is also a regular columnist for the New York Time Book Review. Strayed is the co-host, along with Steve Almond, of the WBUR podcast Dear Sugar Radio, which originated with her popular Dear Sugar advice column on The Rumpus. Strayed holds an MFA in fiction writing from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, the filmmaker Brian Lindstrom, and their two delightful children.

Mt. Scott High School Performance
May
19
12:30 pm12:30

Mt. Scott High School Performance

  • World Trade Center Theater

Come join us for the world premiere of plays written and directed by recent PlayWrite graduates at Mt. Scott Learning Center! The performance is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosemary Anderson High School East Performance
Apr
30
5:30 pm17:30

Rosemary Anderson High School East Performance

  • Visual Arts Theater @ Mt. Hood Community College

Please join us to celebrate the work of young writers from Rosemary Anderson High School East. This performance is free and open to the public. There are three theaters on campus, so be sure to reference the map below to find us at the Visual Arts Theater.

Blazers Game
Apr
8
7:00 pm19:00

Blazers Game

  • Moda Center

PlayWrite Graduates and community supporters will celebrate our annual fundraising event with the Portland Trailblazers! We will be in the bleachers when the Trail Blazers take on #1 overall pick, Andrew Wiggins, and the Minnesota Timberwolves this April.

During halftime, PlayWrite, Inc. and recent graduates of the program will be recognized in front of the entire crowd!

White Shield Center Performance
Feb
17
1:00 pm13:00

White Shield Center Performance

Join us to celebrate the work of young writers from White Shield Center. This is a residential facility and the performance is not open to the general public. If you wish to attend, please contact Lyndsay Hogland, Program Director, at lyndsay@playwriteinc.org, by Thursday, February 12th. 

WORD.VOICE. @ Fertile Ground Festival
Jan
25
7:00 pm19:00

WORD.VOICE. @ Fertile Ground Festival

  • The Gerding Theater at the Armory

Come celebrate our 4th year participating in Portland's Fertile Ground Festival! WORD.VOICE. showcases original work by PlayWrite graduates! Join us!

FREE to everyone!

New Avenues for Youth Performance
Jan
20
3:00 pm15:00

New Avenues for Youth Performance

  • Portland Center Stage (2nd Floor)

Join us to witness and celebrate new work created by young writers with New Avenues for Youth. This event is free and open to the public.