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    Welcome to "The Festival Within the Festival!" We at PDX Playwrights are honored to once again uphold our reputation for robust creativity with an outstanding offering of new readings and performances as part of Fertile Ground. We invite you to explore a vibrant garden of new work taking root: from the challenges of immigration to a vaudeville jukebox musical. With 20 plays of varying lengths among 13 shows and a wide assortment of topics and forms, PDX Playwrights offers something for nearly everyone. Roam from a wild examination of the cultural layers of bullfighting (the winning play from our workshop collaboration with CoHo Theatre) to provocative 10-minute pieces from our Epic Shorts: Strange Burdens contest—to mention but a few.

    Sink your toes into this rich dramatic soil and you’ll get a sense of the impressive variety of voices sprouting in our work. Our delectable baker's dozen of matinees, twilight, and evening shows run Tuesday, April 16 through Sunday, April 21, 2024. We hope the thrill of encountering these new plays will produce a festival within you.

    Tickets to PDX Playwrights performance events are only $15 each. All will appear at Chapel Theatre, 4107 SE Harrison St, Milwaukie.


    Far From Home
    by Olga Kravtsova and Julia Rahmanzaei

    This is a collection of short works united by the arc of immigration and overcoming difficulties as a foreigner in the United States. Far From Home is an attempt to depict two different stories: the story of a young woman who immigrated to the United States, as she faced a ban on acting in her home country, Iran; and the story of an immigrant man preparing all his life for the American Dream, and ultimately surrendering to destiny, as told by his daughter.