Mercury Festival 2022

Mercury Festival 2022

Pioneer Courthouse Square
June 1 – June 5

FREE EVENT (Tickets are not required)

A weeklong festival of in-person concert stagings of new plays developed by ART during the 18 months that the theatre was closed due to the pandemic. This event is free and open to the public. No reservation or tickets are required for admission. Complimentary beer will be provided by our partners at Deschutes Brewery.

*For the safety of our actors, we will be requiring all people who enter the dome to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and to wear a mask.

Questions? Please contact the Box Office, 503.241.1278

About the Welcome Dome

This new temporary community event space at Pioneer Courthouse Square offers a seasonal space for the community to host events, workshops, art installations, performances and more!
The space seats approximately 57 inside the dome with more seating available outside the large removable window when weather permits. We encourage people to arrive early to enjoy a complimentary beverage and get a seat for the performance.

Mercury Festival 2022

Support for the Mercury Festival

National Endowment for the Arts

Mercury Festival 2022

Mercury Festival 2022

Mercury Festival 2022

Magellanica Audio Drama

June 2, 2022 @ 4pm
The Welcome Dome @ Pioneer Courthouse Square

By E.M. Lewis Directed by Dámaso Rodríguez Composition and Sound Design by Rodolfo Ortega Basic Access: (FREE) provides patrons access to just the audio drama. Now with ASL interpretation. THE BONUS Episode 1 Sample: Enjoy a tie bit of the 2020...

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Magellanica Audio Drama
See Me

See Me

Premiered at Portland International Film Festival (PIFF)

Written By Kisha Jarrett, Dawn Jones Redstone, Aki Ruiz, Josie Seid, and Vin Shambry Directed By Dawn Jones Redstone Creative Producer Kisha Jarrett Daily routines intersect with the turmoil of the world outside as three Black Portlanders go about their...

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Forget Me Not, America

Forget Me Not, America

Date: TBD

written by Josie Seid Forget Me Not, America is a FREE video.  “We continue to rise to the occasion; despite the oppression, we continue to fight for this nation. And yet we remain. Standing in the place of faith and...

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Refugee Rhapsody

June 4 - June 4, 2022
The Welcome Dome @ Pioneer Courthouse Square

Staged Reading June 4, 2022 @ 2pm 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...

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Why This Night

June 3 - June 3, 2022
The Welcome Dome @ Pioneer Courthouse Square

Staged Reading June 3, 2022 @ 7pm written by Dan Kitrosser It’s 1881 and Motke, the ne’er-do-well alcoholic Jewish homosexual novelist who can’t quite finish his novel, returns to his parents’ shtetl on the eve of a Passover seder unlike...

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Beheading Columbus

June 4 - June 4, 2022
The Welcome Dome @ Pioneer Courthouse Square

Staged Reading June 4, 2022 @ 5pm written by Diana Burbano Beheading Columbus follows two sisters down a trail of DNA deception and makes them face race and colorism in the Latinx community and in their own family. Lana looks...

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Fight Call

June 5 - June 5, 2022
The Welcome Dome @ Pioneer Courthouse Square

Staged Reading @ 2 pm written by Sarah Mantell Fight Call, Curtains up on an ensemble of actors who have dedicated their lives to performing Shakespeare’s work. But what happens to us and our relationships when we tell the same stories over...

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Sodara

June 5 - June 5, 2022
The Welcome Dome @ Pioneer Courthouse Square

Staged reading June 5, 2022 @ 5pm written by Derek Kolluri & Deven Kolluri Two cousins, STU and SOL, are seeing each other for the first time in years. STU, a PhD candidate in cultural anthropology, is finally beginning to...

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The Great God of the Dark Storm Cloud

June 1 - June 1, 2022
The Welcome Dome @ Pioneer Courthouse Square

Staged Reading June 1, 2022 @ 7pm written by Josie Seid A contemporary retelling of the Greek tragedy Hecuba as told from an African American perspective, integrating modern themes and concepts. A principal, haunted by a school shooting, uncovers a...

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Running Minds

June 1 - June 3, 2022
The Welcome Dome @ Pioneer Courthouse Square

Film Screening begins at 9pm by Crystal Kralian Running Minds is a glimpse into the mind of someone struggling with depression and the journey towards undoing the stigma and harm of societal norms programmed into them over a lifetime. At PHAME,...

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Dream Team

June 1 - June 3, 2022
The Welcome Dome @ Pioneer Courthouse Square

Film Screening begins at 9pm by Brian Peccia Dream Team is an animated video following Brian and his family as they struggle to be heard and seen by the system that they are forced into because Brian has a rare brain...

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