Artists Repertory Theatre presents a stylistically diverse season of seven imaginative and entertaining plays that grapple with family and the pursuit of happiness. The season features one World Premiere commissioned by Artists Rep’s new play development program Table|Room|Stage, along with five Northwest Premieres (including a musical) by some of the best emerging contemporary playwrights in the country, and one re-imagined classic featuring an all-female cast. The 2016/17 selections emphasize the aesthetic and scope of work Artists Rep has been committed to producing for almost 35 years as Portland’s premiere mid-size regional theatre.
“Next season features a diverse, exhilarating and provocative mix of theatrical styles from intimate drama to bold satire, from musical theatre to classic comedy,” said Artistic Director Dámaso Rodríguez about the play selections. “Each of these wildly different stories explores how families — biological, chosen, situational or ideological — can cross boundaries and unite or divide individuals over something they believe will make their lives better.”
Artists Rep’s productions feature the work of our Resident Artist Company, alongside guest artists from Portland’s world-class theatre community and beyond. Now comprised of 27 theatre practitioners, Artists Rep’s Resident Artists represent some of Portland’s finest talent, in a variety of theatrical disciplines.