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Yohen: A play by Philip Kan Gotanda

directed by Dmae Lo Roberts The odds are against this intriguing pair. A Japanese wife and her Black husband struggle against the headwinds of racism, cultural misunderstandings, and the passage of time that have worn them and their 30-year marriage to the bone. But she’s not content to toss it all out like a pot […]

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Yohen

A play by Philip Kan Gotanda, directed by Dmae Lo Roberts The odds are against this intriguing pair. A Japanese wife and her Black husband struggle against the headwinds of racism, cultural misunderstandings, and the passage of time that have worn them and their 30-year marriage to the bone. But she’s not content to toss […]

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PassinArt: A Theatre Company presents the 2023/2024 Theatre Season

“Change Gonna Come” STAGE PRODUCTIONS Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage directed by William (Bill) Earl Ray Previews: September 27 & 28September 29 – October 22, 2023 Black Nativity by Langston Hughes directed by Jerry Foster Preview: November 22November 25 – December 10, 2023 Yohen by Philip Kan Gotanda Co production with Portland Playhouse […]

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Seven Guitars Profile: Tyharra Cozier

Of the many female personalities in August Wilson’s plays, Ruby in Seven Guitars is the woman who has the men standing beside themselves. Men who will shoot somebody and go to jail over her, for example. “She is a commanding character,” says Tyharra Cozier, who’s playing Ruby in PassinArt’s production of Seven Guitars. “When she […]

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Seven Guitars Profile: Sophina Flores

When the lights go up for PassinArt’s forthcoming production of Seven Guitars, it will be lights Sophina Flores designed, illuminating a set that she helped build.  Seven Guitars is Flores’ third production with PassinArt. She designed lights and built sets for A Song for Coretta, and worked as master electrician on Black Nativity. “I’m really […]

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Seven Guitars Profile: Telvin Griffin

Telvin Griffin

Telvin Griffin is channeling David Ruffin as he plays Floyd “Schoolboy” Barton in PassinArt’s production of Seven Guitars by August Wilson. Ruffin, one of the Temptations’ classic five, had such a captivating, charismatic style.  “We call it swag now,” Griffin says.  “It’s what makes people want to take that ride with you. Floyd wants you […]

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Black Nativity 2023

Black Nativity

By Langston HughesDirected by Jerry FosterNovember 25 – December 10, 2023 Brunish Theatre4th Floor, 1111 S.W. Broadway Ave.Portland, OR 97205 PassinArt: A Theatre Company presents Black Nativity by poet and playwright Langston Hughes. Based on the traditional Nativity story, the spirit-filled, inspiring gospel song play features traditional Christmas carols performed in a gospel style with a […]

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PassinArt: A Theatre Company presents the 2022/2023 Theatre Season

A Song for Coretta by Pearl Cleage directed by William (Bill) Earl Ray Preview: September 21, & 22Runs: September 23 – October 9th, 2022 Black Nativity by Langston Hughes directed by Jerry Foster December 1 – December 4, 2022 PassinArt: A Theatre Company presents Black Nativity by playwright and poet Langston Hughes. Based on the […]

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