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Plus-Ones: The Pros and Cons

by A.L. Adams Okay. This is interesting. The director of London’s National Theatre has reportedly lost patience with reviewers (“after a string of poorly reviewed shows”), and has summarily begun to deny critics their most universally assumed perk: a plus-one. The move of denying reviewers tickets has some precedent, even …

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Sarah Slipper

The effervescent Sarah Slipper, Artistic Director of Northwest Dance Project, has plenty of excitement to share with our host Susannah Mars. Still glowing from her company’s January debut at New York’s The Joyce the tireless A.D. and choreographer also gives us the scoop on NWDP’s annual installment of Summer Splendors: three female …

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Millennials Just Need to Get Theater-Acquainted

by A.L. Adams “Why Are Portland Millennials so Theater-Averse?” The question, recently posed by Portland Monthly, smuggles in a presumption, like a Buzzfeed title that crows, “You Won’t Believe…!” How does Buzzfeed know what I will and won’t believe? And how does PM know that millennials’ avoidance of theater is …

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Director’s Note: Jane Austen’s Emma

Bag&Baggage Productions presents Jane Austen’s Emma May 5–29. Read the complete playbill here. Director’s Notes by Scott Palmer Jane Austen herself said on her impetus for writing Emma in 1814 that she was, “going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like.” Great, long-lasting art always …

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