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Talking Business | OSF's American Revolutions Plays | Grant Co. Recall | Rio Olympics

OPB | Aug. 16, 2016

We hear the latest business news, check in on Oregon Shakespeare Festival's ongoing "American Revolutions" historical plays project, hear about a recall election in Grant Co., and get updates on the Olympics from NPR's Tom Goldman.

'Way Too Soon': Residents Upset About Roseburg Play

OPB | July 28, 2016

Playwright and director Ginger Dayle wrote a play focused on Robert F. Kennedy's 1968 visit to Roseburg and the mass shooting there last October. Roseburg residents are unhappy about the play.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival To 'Modernize' The Bard

OPB | Sept. 30, 2015

Thirty-six playwrights will take on the task of making Shakespeare's plays a little easier to understand.

New Play Looks Back On Portland's Past

OPB | July 31, 2015

A new play from Hand2Mouth Theatre imagines what the characters in the film, My Own Private Idaho, would be doing 25 years later.

Retelling The Simpsons After The Apocalypse

OPB | May 28, 2015

The Portland premiere of "Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play," by Reed graduate Anne Washburn, is up at the Portland Playhouse now.

Oregon Children's Theatre's 'Columbinus'

OPB | April 09, 2015

The Oregon Children's Theatre is putting on "columbinus," a production that explores the 1999 Columbine shootings.

Artists Rep Shows 'The Invisible Hand'

OPB | March 17, 2015

TUESDAY: The play running at Artists Repertory Theatre is about a futures trader bartering for his life after getting kidnapped in Pakistan.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's New Lyndon Johnson Play

OPB | July 25, 2014

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's The Great Society tells the story of the metastasizing war in Vietnam that largely derailed Lyndon Johnson’s ambitious domestic agenda.

The Oregon Children's Theater Explores Bullying

OPB | July 22, 2014

TUESDAY: For the last two years, the Oregon Children's Theater has encourages young people to write plays about bullies and bullying.

Ballerina Alison Roper Prepares For Her Last Dance

OPB | April 17, 2014

THURSDAY: The Oregon Ballet Theater will honor the end of Alison Roper's dancing career by showcasing her talents in a final performance.

Artists Using 3D Printers

OPB | Sept. 23, 2013

How does 3D printing technology change the way an artist works?

Putting The Left Hand Of Darkness On Stage

OPB | May 01, 2013

Portland author Ursula K. Le Guin's groundbreaking 1969 science fiction novel is being staged by Hand2mouth Theatre and Portland Playhouse. 

Bringing The Issue Of Homelessness To The Stage

OPB | Jan. 30, 2013

Feral is a play highlighting the lives of hundreds of Portlanders who are experiencing homelessness.

Red Door Project Prompts Dialogue About Race

OPB | Dec. 06, 2012

The August Wilson Red Door Project is using August Wilson's plays to prompt dialogue about race in Portland.

Culture Club

OPB | Sept. 27, 2012

Our weekly conversation about some of the most talked about stories of the week.

TBA: Andrew Dickson

OPB | Sept. 10, 2012

Artist, advertiser, and occasional auctioneer, Andrew Dickson, performs live life coaching at this year's TBA Festival.

Writing Myself

OPB | June 14, 2012

Portland filmmaker Brian Lindstrom's new documentary offers a window into a playwriting class at an alternative high school.

A Carlin Home Companion

OPB | May 11, 2012

The daughter of the late comedy icon George Carlin is swinging through Portland. We'll talk to her about her one woman show about her relationship with her dad.  

TAL's Mike Daisey Retraction

OPB | March 20, 2012

What does This American Life's retraction of its Mike Daisey hour tell us about journalism, theater, and our expectations of truth?

Weekend Look-Ahead

OPB | Jan. 19, 2012

It's time for the Weekend Look-Ahead. What are you planning on doing this weekend?