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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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Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage

Blues for an Alabama Sky

Directed by William (Bill) Earl Ray Previews: Sept 27 & 28 Sept 29 – Oct 22, 2023 Brunish Theatre, 4th Floor, 1111 S.W. Broadway, Portland THE STORY: It is the summer of 1930 in Harlem, New York. The creative euphoria of the Harlem Renaissance has given way to the harsher realities of the Great Depression. […]

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Seven Guitars Profile: Jill Giedt

Jill Geidt

Assistant director and choreographer Jill Giedt contributes a unique set of focused skills to PassinArt’s coming production of Seven Guitars by August Wilson. Along with a directing degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago, she brings 13 years of experience teaching musical theater – and yoga! – to teens at Park Academy in Lake Oswego. Giedt’s […]

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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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Summer Intensive Acting Workshop

3 Day Intensive Acting Workshop taught by William (Bill) Earl Ray Dates: July 15, 16, 17, 2022  Locations:  Friday, July 15th 6612 SE Ogden St.  Saturday, July 16th and Sunday, July 17th   412 NW Couch St. Suite 301 Each day will consist of an 8-hour day with a 1 hour lunch break  Day one Concentration  Memory […]

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Gloria Hendry

1949 – present Actor In her 1973 role as Bond Girl Rosie Carver in “Live and Let Die,” Hendry became the first Black American woman romantically involved with Agent 007. When “Live and Let Die” was released in South Africa, her love scenes with Roger Moore were censored out  by the apartheid government.  Hendry went on to […]

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