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, & 22
Runs: 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 traditional Nativity story, the spirit-filled, inspiring gospel song play features traditional Christmas carols performed in a gospel style with a few new songs exclusively for the show. Black Nativity, a Portland holiday tradition, runs December 1 through December 4, 2022.

Seven Guitars by August Wilson

directed by William (Bill) Earl Ray

Previews: March 15 & 16
Runs: March 17 – April 9, 2023

Blues for Alabama Sky

By Pearl Cleage

Previews: September 27
Runs: September 29 – October 29, 2023


Brunish Theatre
4th Floor, 1111 S.W. Broadway Ave.
Portland, OR 97205


Pacific Northwest Multi-Cultural Readers Series & Film Festival

August 17, 18, 19 & 20, 2023

Play Reading Mondays

The Old Settler by John Henry Redwood

In World War ll Harlem, New York, a fifty-five-year-old spinster, called in those days, a An Old Settler, Elizabeth Borney, takes in a young male roomer, Husband Witherspoon, to help her with the rent.  Husband has come to Harlem from South Caroline to search for his girlfriend.

The Historic Alberta House
5131 N.E. 23rd Ave., Portland OR

August 29, 2022

DOT by Colman Domingo

This new play grapples unflinchingly with aging parents, midlife crisis, and the heart of a West Philly neighborhood.

June Key Delta Community Center
5940 N. Albina Ave., Portland, OR

September 26, 2022

Radio Golf by August Wilson

Set in 1997, Harmond Wilks inherited a real estate agency from his father.  Mame Wilks, his ambitious wife, and Roosevelt Hicks, his friend, want to redevelop the Hill District in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   Harmond is also about to announce his candidacy to become Pittsburgh’s first Black mayor.

The Historic Alberta House
5131 N.E. 23rd Ave., Portland OR

October 3, 2022

Zooman and the Signs by Charles Fuller

Philadelphia 1979, a 12-year-old African American girl is murdered in front of many local witnesses who refuse to reveal the killer despite the family’s attempts for justice.

June Key Delta Community Center
5940 N. Albina Ave., Portland, OR

November 7, 2022

God’s Favorite by Neil Simon

Joe Benjamin, a successful business executive, lives with his family in a beautiful Long Island mansion. Being a devoutly religious man, Joe attributes his success and happiness to the big “G” himself:  God.  One night, an eccentric messenger from God, Sidney Lipton, with a big “G” on his sweatshirt, shows up and goes through all manner of temptations to get Joe to renounce God.  What happens when Joe Benjamin refuses?

June Key Delta Community Center
5940 N. Albina Ave., Portland, OR

December 12, 2022

For more information call PassinArt (503)-235-8079  or email pa*******@ya***.com

2 thoughts on “PassinArt: A Theatre Company presents the 2022/2023 Theatre Season

  1. I received your postcard this week, and I’m excited to learn about your upcoming season and events, including the Play Reading Mondays. We enjoyed “Two Trains Runnings” so much we saw it twice, and now Cycerli Ash is an Oregonian! Condolences on the loss of Ms. Connie Carley. I’m sure she was gratified by how far the company has come.

  2. When will tickets to the Black Nativity be available? I want to gift my friends as an early Christmas present. Thank you.

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