Portland Shakespeare Project 2017-18 Season

For the third year in a row, Portland Shakespeare Project and Proscenium Journal, in association with Artists Repertory Theatre, are hosting the

Proscenium Live Festival of New Work

August 4, 5 and 6 at Artists Repertory Theatre, Alder Stage


All performances are free!

No ticket reservations are necessary and seating is general admission.

August 4 – 7:30 pm

Artist Repertory Theatre’s Table|Room|Stage Selection and Oregon Play Prize Winner


by Steve Rathje

Directed by Michael Mendelson

Cast Members:  Chris Harder*, Crystal Munoz*, Sarah Overman*, Claire Rigsby, Josh Weinstein*

August 5 – 7:30 pm


by C.S. Whitcomb

Directed by Michael Mendelson

Cast Members:  Claire Aldridge, Bobby Bermea*, Michel Castillo, Anthony Green, Matt Sepeda, Juliana Torres, Lolly Ward*, Danielle Weathers*, Mamie Wilhelm

August 6 – 7:30 pm

Three New Plays, Commissioned by Portland Shakespeare Project and Proscenium Journal

A Maid of Venice

by Alex Merilo

Directed by Josh Rippy

Cast Members:  John Corr, Chris Kazamar*, Claire Rigsby

Coyote Play

by Susan Mach

Directed by Josh Rippy

Cast Members:  Bobby Berrmea*, Lauren Hanover*, Steve Rathje, Samson Syharath, Danielle Weathers*, Mamie Wilhelm

Patchwork Dreams

by Patrick Wohlmut

Directed by Brenda Hubbard

Cast Members:  John Corr, Robert Hamm*, Sarah Overman*, Steve Rathje, Lolly Ward*

*Member, Actors’ Equity Association, the professional union of actors and stage managers.

This event is being produced by Proscenium Journal, in partnership with Portland Shakespeare Project, and in association with Artists Repertory Theatre.  The festival is supported in part by an Ozy Genius Award, awarded to Steve Rathje by Ozy Media, and by Portland Shakespeare Project.  In keeping with Proscenium Journal’s mission to expose playwrights and new plays to the largest audience possible, all performances are free!

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Photo Credit to David Kinder, kinderpics photography, www.kinderpics.com, (503) 292-4621

Click here for information about last year’s Proscenium Live! Event

World Premiere
By Ellen Margolis

December 1 to December 17, 2017

Commissioned and workshopped by Portland Shakes and Proscenium Live!

By William Shakespeare

Coming in 2018