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The Tesla City Stories Season 6 World Premiere

We are so grateful to be back! A monthly night of vintage radio comedy and drama — live onstage in Portland, Oregon! Straight outta 1944! Laughs! Chills! Romance! Danger! Booze! Eats! Cash bar! Live Foley! 1940’s live music! Prizes! Audience participation! New installment of “Blevins to Betsy“. Threatened by crooner Bobby Villanova’s attentions towards Betsy, Blevins takes comfort in the knowledge he’s still first in the hearts of radio fans. He is, isn’t he? “Blevins to Betsy” is a romantic-comedy set in the world of radio. He’s Blevins DeBell, America’s favorite radio star. She’s Betsy Harper, small town girl and production assistant at the TBC. Their fortunes and hearts become entangled when Betsy steps into the figurative shoes of Blevins’s former co-star and wife, Joan…

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Submission Deadline: 2022 Oregon Literary Fellowships

Oregon Literary Fellowships are intended to help Oregon writers initiate, develop, or complete literary projects in poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, drama (including scripts for television and film), and young readers literature. For 2022, Literary Arts will accept applications online only. Deadline to apply: September 17, 2021 Read the guidelines and apply: 2022 Oregon Literary Fellowship Guidelines [Download] Apply for Oregon Literary Fellowships (including Oregon Literary Career Fellowships) Apply for Oregon Literary Fellowships for Publishers Questions? Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org or attend a Zoom session on August 18 or August 31.

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The Strange Case of Nick M.

A cocky podcaster unearths a box of old audio tapes belonging to a psychotherapist revealing a risky experiment with an amnesiac patient. Imago marks their foray into radio drama with The Strange Case of Nick M. by Drew Pisarra. Purchase a ticket and you will receive a link and password on May 6 so you can listen to this original radio play beginning May 7. Your ticket gives you access to stream the piece anytime from May 7 12pm PT until May 15 12am PT. Only one ticket is required per household. If you have any questions, email us at imagotheatre@gmail.com. The Strange Case of Nick M. is Imago’s trippy audio journey into the fragmentary world of Nick M. a severe amnesiac. Narrated by a…

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OREGON ONLINE: End of Play.™ Pens Down Celebration

A celebration for dramatists in Oregon to share experiences and progress during End of Play.™ – National Playwriting Month in Oregon. Woohoo! We did it! Celebrate End of Play.™ with other Oregon Dramatists in this informal Zoom party. If you want, please bring a page or two of your new work to share. We’ll toast our accomplishments and chat about next steps. As always, dogs, cats, and opossums welcomed. This event is free and open to all participants of End of Play.™ in Oregon. End of Play.™ National Playwriting Month is an annual initiative, created by the Dramatists Guild, to incentivize the completion of new plays over the period of one month. Visit the Dramatists Guild website to find out more. Rachael Carnes (she/her/hers), Portland/Oregon…

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Oregon Book Awards Finalists in Drama: Panel Discussion

Join the five Oregon Book Award finalists for the Angus Bowmer Award in Drama for a panel discussion, moderated by Chip Miller, Associate Artistic Director of Portland Center Stage at The Armory. Streamed live at Portland Center Stage on their You Tube and Facebook pages at YouTube, and Facebook ANGUS BOWMER AWARD FOR DRAMA Judges: Michelle Carter, Diana Grisanti, KJ Sanchez Sara Jean Accuardi of Portland, The Delays Conor Eifler of Portland, You Cannot Undo This Action E.M. Lewis of Monitor, How the Light Gets In Anya Pearson of Portland, The Measure of Innocence Andrea Stolowitz of Portland, Recent Unsettling Events Before joining Portland Center Stage, Chip (they/them) held the role of artistic associate/resident director at Kansas City Repertory Theatre for seven years, where their…

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2021 Oregon Book Awards finalists announced

The Oregon Book Awards honors the state’s finest accomplishments by Oregon writers who work in genres of poetry, fiction, graphic literature, drama, literary nonfiction, and literature for young readers. Finalists will be announced on our web site on March 29, 2021, and winners will be announced May 2, 2021, on a special episode of the Archive project.

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Oregon Literary Fellowships Application Deadline

Oregon Literary Fellowships are intended to help Oregon writers initiate, develop, or complete literary projects in poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, drama (including scripts for television and film), and young readers literature. Read the guidelines and apply.

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The Tesla City Stories – Season 6 Premiere!

A monthly night of vintage radio comedy and drama — live onstage in Portland, Oregon! Straight outta 1944! Laughs! Chills! Romance! Danger! Booze! Eats! Cash bar! Live Foley! 1940’s live music! Prizes! Audience participation! Jealousy is the theme when The Tesla City Stories brings you a night of laughs and light-hearted intrigue on March 28th with all-new (for this century anyway) episodes of a pair of your favorite shows! Join us as we kick off 2020 with: March 28th, 2020 shows: New installment of “Blevins to Betsy“. Threatened by crooner Bobby Villanova’s attentions towards Betsy, Blevins takes comfort in the knowledge he’s still first in the hearts of radio fans. He is, isn’t he? “Blevins to Betsy” is a romantic-comedy set in the world of…

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The Dramatist’s Toolbox with Matthew B. Zrebski

The class meets for four (4) Saturdays 11/16 – 12/14 no class on 11/30 Designed as an intro for the beginner or as a brush-up for the seasoned writer, this course focuses heavily on tools that will spark ideas on both what to write and how to write.  Writer’s block will never again be an excuse as numerous prompts and brainstorming exercises get introduced to keep the ideas flowing.  Each writer will end this course with a minimum of two, ten-minute plays.  They will also walk out with a notebook of exercises for future reference.  No preparation is required.  All material will be developed and written in class.  Bringing an electronic device that can connect to the internet will be helpful so as to access online…

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The Tesla City Stories – Halloween Special 2019!

A monthly night of vintage radio comedy and drama — live onstage in Portland, Oregon! Straight outta 1944! Laughs! Chills! Romance! Danger! Booze! Eats! Cash bar! Live Foley! 1940’s live music! Prizes! Audience participation! This month’s halloween special takes place in the beautiful confines of the historic Old Church Concert Hall deep in the arts district of downtown PDX. Enjoy the thrilling adventures of two episodes of the vintage horror classic, The 13th Floor! Since 2014, we at The Tesla City Stories have been presenting an evening of live “radio” theater derived from the recently uncovered archives of the ultra-obscure Tesla Broadcasting Company (1943-1945). It’s “pop archaeology” as performance art, or, more simply, a fun night of vintage entertainment! The shows of the TBC run…

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