Entitled Sparks, this performance will feature short excerpts of works by all nine member playwrights, culminating in a world premiere excerpt of Playwrights West’s upcoming 2013 season performance, Licking Batteries by Ellen Margolis.
Marine Captain Elaine Edwards has just returned from her latest tour in Afghanistan but this time things are different – home doesn’t feel right and nothing makes sense. After a blow-up fight with her husband propels her to skip town, she undertakes an Odyssean journey through the American landscape battling her demons, trying to find her way home.
We have our film and television power couplings still that plaster across the pages of tabloids — your Bradgelinas, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Ellen and Portia, even the Obamas carry that certain star power that would seem indomitable. However, in this age of the ravenous maw of TMZ, the 24/7 cable news cycle, reality television, twitter [...]
One of my favorite ongoing events in Portland! It’s the Swing Time variety show for one night only!!
A middle-aged playwright, Sam, has recently lost his lifelong partner, Jesse. In the post funeral days of Jesse’s death, Sam returns to finish a script which holds the chemistry and alchemy of their life together.
When life deals you a bad hand, do you give up the game? Through laughter, tears, frustration and fear, the truth of their lives is dealt. In this tragi-comedy, the upper hand is shuffled between two souls who play their lives out to each other over a well-worn score pad.