Entertainment Review: Forever Dusty

By Summer Lynne Seasons

Being a huge fan of live theater and having had a positive experience with Triangle Productions before (La Cage) I had really high expectations for this production and I assure you it delivered in every single way.

As …

Portland Center Stage at The Armory

Portland Center Stage at The Armory is the largest theater company in Portland and among the top 20 regional theaters in the country. This year the company celebrates its 10th anniversary in its home at The Armory, the LEED-Platinum-certified historic …

Risk/Reward Wrap Up

By TJ Acena, PQ Monthly

For those unfamiliar, the Risk/Reward Festival is a yearly showcase of 20-minute performances packed into one evening. Selected by a rotating panel of artists, each year is unique; music, theatre, performance art, drag, multimedia, or hybrids …

High Femme in Space: Worth My Salt

By TJ Acena, PQ Monthly

I had the opportunity to see Seattle artist Cherdonna Shinatra (Jody Keuhner) perform her show Worth my Salt in Portland. Risk/Reward previously brought Cherdonna to Portland in 2010 for The Cherdonna & Lou Show; in her …

Theatre Review- A Streetcar Named Desire

By TJ Acena, PQ Monthly

Streetcar is one of those iconic plays of American theatre that infiltrates deep into our collective subconscious, we all know the scene where Stanley screams Stella’s name and Blanche’s iconic final line, “I have always depended …

Theatre Review- The Udmerts

By TJ Acena, PQ Monthly

Nate (Samson Syharath) has arrived in New York estranged from his ultra-conservative father and nearly broke. But things are looking up for the hapless young man; the elderly Mrs. Huff (Jane Bement Geesman), an immigrant from …

Theatre Review- Grand Concourse

By TJ Acena, PQ Monthly

Grand Concourse starts out with a familiar set up; a stagnant workplace that gets shaken up by a young outgoing newcomer, but while playwright Heidi Schreck toes the line of the cliché she turns into something …

Theatre Review- D.I.V.A Practice

By TJ Acena, PQ Monthly

Halfway between performance and performance art, D.I.V.A. Practice sets out to examine what it is to be “fabulous in the face of uncertainty while questioning the significance of drag and gender in contemporary culture.” This performance …