Portland 2018/19 Season In Review
  • Robi Arce as Pedro in Alebrijes
    Milagro Theatre production of "¡Alebrijes!" Photo by Russell J. Young.
  • Wolf Play Production
    Artists Rep production of "Wolf Play." Photo by David Kinder.
  • The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors Production
    Oregon Children's Theatre production of "The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors." Photo by Owen Carey.

Portland is a hive of new work. It happens in small theatres and large. So, this article can’t possibly focus on all of them. Instead this Season in Review will spotlight a few theatres that specialize in giving new work the loving support it needs to thrive.

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Francesca Piantadosi
Francesca Piantadosi

is an award-winning playwright who hails from Portland, OR. She’s been a participant at Seven Devils Playwriting Conference; a Finalist for the Rosenthal New Play Prize, Seattle Rep’s New Work Festival, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Orlando Shakespeare Festival, JAW, New Harmony Project, Play Labs (Playwright’s Center Minneapolis) and has had productions from Bangalore, India to New York. For the past seven years, she’s been teaching playwriting (a program she devised) at MacLaren Correctional Facility, which serves men aged fourteen to 26.