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Q+A with Victor Mack

‘THE OLDER YOU GROW, YOU FIND THE LESS YOU KNOW’ Portland Playhouse recently conducted a Q&A with Victor Mack, the star of theatre’s production of August Wilson’s autobiographical one-man show ‘HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED.’ PP: WHAT WERE YOUR INITIAL THOUGHTS AFTER READING ‘HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED’? …

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The Role of a Lifetime

One-of-a-kind actor Lauren Modica steels her nerve for a solo show   It’s an understatement to say that Lauren Modica’s in a unique position. Quick to claim that she’s the “most inspirational half-Black dwarf actor in town,” she’s equally quick to laugh that accolade off, admitting she craves a bigger …

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The Sound of Twenty Fingers Dancing

An afternoon practice with XX Digitus Duo In Maria Garcia’s spacious Eliot living room, she and Momoko Muramatsu deftly and emotively co-pilot a Fazioli grand piano (“the Ferrari of pianos,” as Momoko calls it), pausing occasionally to discuss dynamics and scribble notes on their sheet music. As one piece percolates …

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What’s Your Day Job Margo Yohner ?

AERIAL DANCER & PRINT COMPANY PRESIDENT BY DAY President of Bridgetown Printing Company BY NIGHT Margo is a performer with A-WOL Dance Collective, a company who defies gravity by using various types of apparatus—think hoops and silks—to dance aloft. She’s appeared recently in A-WOL’s Art in the Dark, a fantastical production among …

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Suspended Justice

The Supreme Court and Japanese American Internment By Benjamin Fainstein Hold These Truths breathes theatrical life into the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi’s lifelong struggle to obtain justice from the Supreme Court for violations of his civil rights during the Second World War. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor in …

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