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Danse Macabre: The Testament of François Villon

COVID NOTE: Due to the Multnomah County Mask Mandate, all audience members will be required to wear a mask while in the theatre. ShoeBox theatre is requiring proof of vaccination to be shown at the door. The theatre is equipped with an HVAC system. Audience size will be limited to 35. All performers are fully vaccinated. In March, 2020, Danse Macabre was set to premiere. The stage was set, the lights were shining, the musicians were warming up their instruments on opening night, when the decision was made by the state to close all public gatherings due to the newly declared pandemic. After much loss, isolation, despair, and civil unrest, this show is set to premiere again and the themes are now more relevant than…

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Premise Course: What is heroism? Do we all have it within us? Sophocles’ Ajax

What is heroism? Do we all have it within us? Sophocles’ Ajax (Learn about Premise classes here: https://www.premiseinstitute.com/premisefaq) Sophocles’ Ajax is a tragedy that unpacks the shame and death of Ajax, a Greek warrior who had won fame for his bravery during the Trojan War. The play moves through a series of reversals: old allies become enemies, honor becomes disgrace, and divine power becomes temporal authority. Together, we will wonder about and explore the concept of heroism. Who has it? Why? Does it come from within or from our circumstances and environment? We will explore the complexities of heroism through the story of Ajax. Why does he kill himself? Is Ajax a hero or just an ordinary human with a predilection for trying to find…

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Drop-in Writing Workshop for BIPOC Writers with Anya Pearson

This is one of four online workshops for BIPOC writers designed to help you generate new material, refine an existing draft, or simply discover the permission to call yourself a writer. We will gather on Zoom on the first Tuesday of each month (September-December) and hold space for each other, creating a community with other BIPOC writers. Think of this as a playpen and creative incubator to support you as you generate writing and navigate building a creative practice and life in the arts. We will write together using specific prompts. We’ll bounce ideas off each other, share our work in progress, and hold space for the fullness of who we are. Sign up for one, two, three, or all four sessions. Additional sessions are listed below or on…

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Refuse the Given World: Generating Short Fiction Through Play

“When I sit down and start writing, I feel the given world recede, and I can just play.”- Sam Lipsyte In this generative short fiction writing course, we will tap into that playful mindset—by using silly rules, obstructions, oblique strategies, games, dreams, collage, odd perspectives, glimmers and more—to unlock problematic stories and/or generate new material. Stories from short fiction and flash writers including Jayne Anne Phillips, Jess Arndt, Gary Lutz, Amy Hempel, Sandra Cisneros, Ben Marcus, Isaac Babel, Carmen Maria Machado, and others will guide our discussions and exercises. Access Program We want our writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers writing class registrations…

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Application Deadline: 2021 Tin House Summer Residencies

Each residency will feature two writers at the same time (in separate apartments). If eligible, you may apply for all of the residencies using this single application. Tin House Workshop recognizes that the ongoing pandemic makes traveling and timelines more difficult than ever. We’re committed to working with each resident to make their visit as comfortable and safe as possible. Should anyone need to cancel their residency due to COVID concerns, we will still honor the stipend. Application Requirements (submitted as one document): A personal essay (1,500 words or less outlining your journey as a writer and description of the project you will be working on) + writing sample. Fiction and Nonfiction: One writing sample of no more than 7,000 words. A short story/essay or…

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Shooflies and Psilocybin

Theatre Vertigo presents a new, short play by ensemble member Heath Hyun Houghton*. Director Asae Dean and choreographer Thien Kim Bui create a sensual and kaleidoscopic multimedia presentation that is part experimental film, part photo essay, part radio play. A young writer, Tae Hoh (Samson Syharath) has recently lost his partner. Through an unlikely encounter with the ghosts of Anita Pallenberg (Jacquelle Davis), who was deeply connected with The Rolling Stones and Peter Orlovsky (Murren Kennedy), a Beat writer and Allen Ginsburg’s longtime partner, Tae Hoh comes to a turning point in this exploration of grief, inspiration and creativity. Featuring the music of Laura Nyro VENUE & TICKETS: Virtual Performances beginning January 31, 2021 FREE event, donations appreciated For more information visit www.theatrevertigo.org Donations: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?donation=verti…

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Gary Cole presents Black Box: Page to Stage

Note: Gary Cole and CoHo Productions are offering a 25% discount on tickets purchased by Aug. 15th if you use the promotional code “LITPDX” when purchasing tickets! If at least 10 purchases are made with the code, an additional drawing for a “Book Club Bonus” package (10 signed copies with free shipping and author call-in) will be offered for those purchasers. Purchasing a ticket for any date will provide you with access to all scenes captured on video and invitations to live talkbacks, in addition to a copy of the book (and a custom inscription and book club call-in, if applicable). CoHo Productions Co-founder Gary Cole presents Black Box: Page to Stage A Virtual Limited Run in Support of Covid-19 Arts and Culture Relief As CoHo…

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Gary Cole presents Black Box: Page to Stage

Note: Gary Cole and CoHo Productions are offering a 25% discount on tickets purchased by Aug. 15th if you use the promotional code “LITPDX” when purchasing tickets! If at least 10 purchases are made with the code, an additional drawing for a “Book Club Bonus” package (10 signed copies with free shipping and author call-in) will be offered for those purchasers. Purchasing a ticket for any date will provide you with access to all scenes captured on video and invitations to live talkbacks, in addition to a copy of the book (and a custom inscription and book club call-in, if applicable). CoHo Productions Co-founder Gary Cole presents Black Box: Page to Stage A Virtual Limited Run in Support of Covid-19 Arts and Culture Relief As CoHo…

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Gary Cole presents Black Box: Page to Stage

Note: Gary Cole and CoHo Productions are offering a 25% discount on tickets purchased by Aug. 15th if you use the promotional code “LITPDX” when purchasing tickets! If at least 10 purchases are made with the code, an additional drawing for a “Book Club Bonus” package (10 signed copies with free shipping and author call-in) will be offered for those purchasers. Purchasing a ticket for any date will provide you with access to all scenes captured on video and invitations to live talkbacks, in addition to a copy of the book (and a custom inscription and book club call-in, if applicable). CoHo Productions Co-founder Gary Cole presents Black Box: Page to Stage A Virtual Limited Run in Support of Covid-19 Arts and Culture Relief As CoHo…

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