Shows & Events
Grappling with the past
We are thrilled to announce our 2023-2024 season – which features 3 plays that delve into their characters’ haunted pasts. The plays explore the challenges of reconciling a troubled past, the mystery of time, and conversations with ghosts, ancestors, and figments of memory.
Woman and Scarecrow, by one of Ireland’s foremost contemporary playwrights Marina Carr, is a haunted offering for spooky season. A woman on her deathbed banters with a fierce and darkly witty phantom at her bedside.
Our winter show Spear by emerging Black Irish playwright CN Smith takes a bold look at White Fragility in contemporary Ireland. Three white Irish men meet at their childhood athletic field and reenact passages from their former Black friend’s diary.
For Spring, we’re commissioning an original play by Portland writer and actor Ken Yoshikawa, based on Irish folklore. Marked by his signature whimsical poetic beauty, Yoshikawa’s new work titled From a Hole in the Ground will interact with Irish graveyard stories and fairytales. We’re excited to announce that we will co-produce From a Hole in the Ground with Alberta House, where we will collaborate with Matthew Kerrigan and Vin Shambry to develop the play.
We hope Portland will join us in savoring these complex, funny, and mysterious Irish stories.