Fertile Ground Festival

Fertile Ground Returns

Jan 18, 2020 Comments Off on Fertile Ground Returns by

Dmae features the Fertile Ground City-Wide Festival of New Works with festival director Nicole Lane and actress, director and writer S. Renee Mitchell in Three By Ten or More, a presentation of PassinArt Theatre  and Resiliency in Rhythm, a youth project with a three-day art installation and performances. We’ll hear about how the last three […]

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FG 2017

Jan 07, 2017 Comments Off on FG 2017 by

Dmae features the ninth annual Fertile Ground Festival of New Works. For 11 days, the Portland Area Theatre Alliance presents this city-wide festival. Portland audiences can visit a multitude of venues to see original performing and media arts. More than 100 new works in  theatre, dance, circus, clown, music, animation and multidisciplinary arts will be presented […]

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Ophelia+Deception+Hazardous Beauty

Jan 15, 2016 Comments Off on Ophelia+Deception+Hazardous Beauty by

Dmae features three staged readings starring African American actresses. First we hear about S. Renee Mitchell’s new play Ophelia in Oblivion, her personal tale of surviving family trauma. We’ll also feature Bonnie Ratner’s Hazardous Beauty, about two writing partners in a memoir class and Nancy Moss’ Deception featuring a story about a biracial young woman passing for white […]

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FG Fest 2015

Jan 03, 2015 Comments Off on FG Fest 2015

For the first show of 2015, Dmae Roberts spotlights the Fertile Ground, perhaps the largest city-wide Festival of New Works in Portland. We’ll get an overview from festival director Nicole Lane. Then we’ll find out about three of the events with Eric Nordin of  The Snowstorm, Turiya Autry of Roots, Reality and Rhyme and Miriam […]

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Fertile Ground 2014

Jan 18, 2014 Comments Off on Fertile Ground 2014

Fertile Ground City‐Wide Festival of New Work is back. Dmae talks with festival director Nicole Lane and two of the groups features: Playwrite with executive director/founder Bruce Livingston and Passin’ Art Theatre with director Jaye Austin Williams of American King Umps. Now in it’s sixth year, Portland plays host to hundreds of playwrights, actors, dancers and designers and […]

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