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Students learn the foundational acting exercises developed by Sanford Meisner. For all experience levels.
Weekly Drop in
5 pm – 7 pm
Class now On-line
An ongoing workshop for actors experienced with improvisational Meisner technique. Building to a future public presentation.
A new short film written and directed by John Bergstrom in post production. Festival details to come…
A collection of scenes and monologues compiled by the class of 2020 for their graduation project. Free and open to the public. Directed by Shelly Lipkin and Chris Harder
To discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.
Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 is an intense theatrical reflection of how far technology and falsifying reality has come.
September 7 – October 6, 2019
In a world where people struggle to have children, one American couple decides to ‘un-adopt’ their young Korean son because they have a newborn at home.
March 10 – April 7 2019
Presented by the Portland Actors Conservatory @ Artists Rep
March 14 – 25 2019
Directed by Beth Harper & Chris Harder
The beloved holiday staple comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast with the story of George Bailey.
December 6 – 30
A brand new, direct address style performance piece that reflects the complicated personal and professional experiences and emotions of police officers in our country today.
November 8th and 9th
New adaptation of Taming of the Shrew by Amy Freed at Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival’s outdoor stage. August 16 – 25
A group of mismatched teachers and actors have been charged by the school district to devise an ethnically sensitive play to somehow celebrate both Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month.
April 1 – 29
“Part art installation, part TED Talk, part drawing room detective mystery, the mind-tickling triptych is pretty near a multimedia masterpiece. Playwright Christopher Chen.”
Oct 1 – 29
Portland Shakespeare Project Presents
August 4th, 5th and 6th
at Artists Repertory Theatre
A new play in development by Mary Kathryn Nagle tells the story of one of America’s first feminists, Sacajawea, and draws a line from a completely original view of Lewis and Clark to the present …
Quiara Alegria Hudes play about finding love and connection on a spontaneous road trip with a brilliant teen and her estranged mother.
June 15 – 25, 2017
A family grapples with the difference between a life lived and a life remembered as 85-year-old Marjorie struggles to keep hold of her memories and identity, gently assisted by an artificial version of her late husband, Walter.
Feb 7 – March 5, 2017
A delightfully dark descent into the wild terrain of fairytale and myth. Bluebeard, The Red Shoes, The Handless Maiden & Iphigenia.
Oct 7 – Nov 5
Rare and epic revival of the 1943 Pulitzer Prize winner.
May 17 – June 19
A multiracial cast of six idealistic actors sets out to improvise a story about the first colonial genocide of the 20th Century in Africa.
March 8 – April 10
JAN 15 – FEB 7
World premiere adaptation of a classic work.
By Jeffrey Hatcher
Adapted from the novel by Henry James and directed by JoAnn Johnson.
October 1 – October 18, 2015
Part ghost story and part psychological thriller, featuring actors Dana Millican & Chris Harder.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY
Artists Repertory Theatre
BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY
+ Many Hats Collaboration
Under the guidance of working theater professionals, participants will explore a wide variety of contemporary theater studies including monologues, scene study and playwriting.
There is no escape from his interrogators. Driven to the edge, Davey’s memories reveal a dark and dangerous past. His only hope… the love and wisdom from his circus clown mentor.
A family fishing trip turns adventure as an outdoorsman struggles to discover the meaning of fatherhood.
Set in 17th century France, the classic romantic comedy Cyrano tells the story of a great swordsman with a beautiful soul, who is handicapped by a huge nose that makes him believe he is incapable of being loved by the beautiful Roxane.
This visceral, sonically vivid new performance piece brings the classical piano music of Rachmaninoff to life through cutting edge physical theatre spun around a classic romance with magical elements of puppetry and mask. The power of music to connect, to ignite, and to heal weaves through this original fable by some of Portland’s most inventive and cherished collaborating theatre-artists.
Set in 1905 NYC, this riveting tale is about the empowerment of Esther, an African American seamstress who creates exquisite lingerie for Fifth Avenue boudoirs and red-light brothels.
Set in 17th century Venice, this is Shakespeare’s profound tragedy of the power of love and jealousy. A highly esteemed general serving the state of Venice, Othello, secretly marries Desdemona, the daughter of a senator.
Summer Classes for kids!
Perfect for the aspiring young actor. Apply theater exercises to scene work, monologues, and audition techniques.
The Fall Festival of Shakespeare is a non-competitive region-wide collaboration between Portland Playhouse and area high schools. The Festival is a spectacular theatrical event.
This revealing comedy peers into the backstage lives of Broadway power-duo Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in Jeffrey Hatcher’s new play brimming with theatre lore.
Young wife and mother Jane (Nikki Weaver), gripped by personal and moral crisis, flees her family and her home in the UK without word.
Harrowing, uproarious, and magical, Angels in America is a fiercely theatrical modern morality play and a landmark of the American stage.
In the midst of a bombed-out city still feeling the aftershocks of war, the rebellious Antigone defies her uncle to bury her disgraced brother. This deeply stirring adaptation of Sophocles’ Antigone transforms the poetry of ancient Greece into a contemporary, electrifying production. Great for ages 11 and up.
CoHo opens its fourteenth season with Fool for Love by Sam Shepard; a vicious, erotic and funny, tale set in a rundown hotel room on the edge of the Mojave Desert where Eddie and May fight tooth and nail to escape their catastrophic past.