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Celebrating New Play Development – Portland Center Stage at The Armory

As Portland Center Stage at The Armory celebrates their 30th anniversary this season, they are particularly proud of one area that has continued to grow throughout our history: new play development. Their annual playwrights festival, JAW, has given them a national reputation as an incubator for new work. They’ve also produced a number of world premieres, …

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From Artistic Director Chris Coleman

ASTORIA “How are you going to do that?” That was the most common question I encountered when friends or colleagues learned that I had secured the rights to adapt Peter Stark’s epic story for the stage. It’s a completely valid question. “How in the %@&# are you going to put …

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A Bird’s-Eye View of Astoria

By Benjamin Fainstein Production Dramaturg In Astoria, the real people of many nationalities who populated North America in the early 1800s become characters. So does the landscape itself, pitting both geographical and geological obstacles against John Jacob Astor’s drive to usurp control of the lucrative fur trade. Astoria is an …

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