Drop The Mic

Drop The Mic

A storytelling project collaboration with Artists Rep and Back Fence PDX featuring the work of some of Portland’s best storytellers: Chris Williams, Darshanpreet Gill, Katie Nguyen, Kisha Jarrett, Lauren Modica, Monica Choy, Shauna Hahn, and Vin Shambry; co-produced...

The Vertical City

The Vertical City

During the pandemic-disrupted 2020/2021 theatre season, ART and TAC have shifted focus to theatre works adapted into digital mediums, and will co-produce a new audio drama starring 2nd-Year Conservatory students. This 60-minute audio drama is being written...

Why This Night

Why This Night

Why This Night was a project in Mercury I & II (June 2020/November 2020) written by Dan Kitrosser It's 1881 and Motke, the neerdowell alcoholic jewish homosexual novelist who can't quite finish his novel, returns to his parents' shtetl on the eve of a passover...

Trubador

Trubador

Trubador was a project in Mercury II (November 2020) written by Val Landrum What happens when Trauma grows arms and legs and invites you to toe up with it on the dance floor? TRUBADOR tells the story of a young woman in the Spring of 1998 who leaves her home state of...

The Simple Truth

The Simple Truth

written by Ken Yoshikawa The Simple Truth is both a prequel to Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and a story of struggle and revolution. We follow Sebastian and Antonio to Antonio's home city of Bonavia, where there stands a beautiful city and a more beautiful forest, which...

Today is My Birthday

Today is My Birthday

written by Susan Soon He Stanton Emily is a would-be writer whose bubble life in NYC has popped. Finding life back home in Hawaii chaotic and unfulfilling, she becomes strangely activated after creating a sassy alter-ego for a radio bit. Told through a playful mixture...

Refugee Rhapsody

Refugee Rhapsody

Refugee Rhapsody was a project in Mercury II (November 2020) written by Yussef El Guindi Sakinah, an Arab American woman, undergoes a mental health evaluation to determine what led to the violent crime she committed against Emily, a rich heiress. The play explores...

Performance in a Box

Performance in a Box

created by Lava Alapai, Bobby Brewer-Wallin, Sarah Gahagan, E.M. Lewis, Rody Ortega, Sharath Patel, Megan Wilkerson, Kristeen Willis An exploration of an idea to create an object that can be used to make a performative, at-home experience for patrons. Five such...

Nobody is Going to Fund This

Nobody is Going to Fund This

Nobody is Going to Fund This was a project in Mercury II (November 2020) written by Anthony Hudson What started as a quarantine diary turned into something else when writer/performer Anthony Hudson began to recognize and confront years of abuse from producers,...

The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields

written by Anya Pearson An updated re-telling of Agamemnon, Anya Pearson’s The Killing Fields is set in East Oakland during the late 1980’s at the height of the crack epidemic. This workshopped script is poised to move from stage play to audio drama.

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