Proscenium Live Festival of New Work

Portland Shakespeare Project will partner with Proscenium Journal to present the second annual Proscenium Live Festival of New Works at Artists Repertory Theatre’s Alder Stage (1515 SW Morrison Street) August 18th through 21st. All performances are FREE and begin at 7:30 pm. No reservations are necessary – just come and enjoy!

The festival, which was created to showcase new playwrights, will feature works written by Amy Freed, C.S. Whitcomb, Ellen Margolis, Simon Fill and Wei He. The plays will be presented in a staged reading format with more than 20 experienced Portland actors. The festival is supported by a grant awarded to Steve Rathje by the Donald A. Strauss Foundation and by Portland Shakespeare Project.

Portland Shakespeare Project is a nonprofit theater company in residence at Artists Repertory Theatre. Since their founding in 2010, more than 4,000 audience members have enjoyed their productions, as well as their education and enrichment events. Proscenium Journal is the first free literary journal created to publish plays. Their mission is to support emerging playwrights and to make theater accessible to a wider audience.


August 18th at 7:30 pm: Dracula’s Father by C.S Whitcomb.

August 19th at 7:30 pm: An Evening of New One-Acts featuring plays by Amy Freed, Wei He and Simon Fill.

August 20th at 7:30 pm: Them That Are Perfect by Amy Freed. Director: Jon Kretzu (Member, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society).

August 21st at 7:30 pm: Pericles Wet by Ellen Margolis. Director: Matthew Zrebski.


August 18th and 20th at 6:30 pm: Artist receptions for the Geezer Gallery’s “Celebrating Portland!” installation in Artists Repertory Theatre’s Morrison Lobby. Find more information about this exhibit at

Photos from last year’s Proscenium Live Festival by David Kinder. Images courtesy of Artists Repertory Theatre.

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