PORTLAND, ORE.: Portland Center Stage has announced the launch of PCS Remix, a new initiative offering virtual and in-person performances, events, and education programs. In lieu of a traditional theatre season, PCS Remix will offer security and flexibility to patrons with risk-free subscriptions. Production dates for live performances will be not be scheduled until it is safe to reopen the theatre.
“Even in this incredibly unknown time, there is an abundance of beautiful, impactful work we can create with the talented artists in our community and beyond,” said artistic director Marissa Wolf in a statement. “When we’re able to gather again, I will be overjoyed to welcome audiences back to the Armory for the buoyant lineup of shows, and until that time, we’re excited to connect with audiences virtually, generating a wellspring of engaging theatrical offerings.”
The PCS Remix offerings will bring together artists and cultural leaders virtually and in-person with a variety of formats. To support these efforts, PCS has transformed its rehearsal hall into a recording studio suitable for socially distanced video production. The company will also offer this space as a resource for local community partners.
PCS Remix will feature seven plays that were previously announced, including Frida…A Self Portrait, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean, Emma, the world premiere of Young Americans, Hair, and the return of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Added to the lineup is the return of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, after its original run was cut short due to COVID cancelations. The dates and order of shows will be announced as soon as it’s possible to gather. In addition to live productions, PCS Remix will include commissions, play readings, school programs, and classes.
Established in 1988, Portland Center Stage produces a mix of classic, contemporary, and world premiere productions, along with a variety of education and community programs to serve the city’s diverse populations.
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