In the year that was the Big Pivot, Oregon dramatists have created brave, bold new work. This feature will highlight just a few examples of Oregon-based dramatists and some of the Oregon venues that featured them. It will also speak to the myriad ways we found to tell stories, in what was a challenging year for our communities. Police brutality and protests shook the night on our city streets. Wildfires raged, blotting the sun, making the air unbreathable for weeks. Yet in this hard time, artists found new capacity to connect with each other and with audiences.
Here are a few highlights.