Tiago Guedes – Materiais Diversos (Various Materials)

Last night was the last of three performances of Tiago Guedes’ Materiais Diversos downtown at the Portland Center for Performing Arts. When Guedes first walks onto the blank stage he appears to be a perfectly normal fellow. Clean haircut, baby blue t-shirt, khakis, and Converse sneakers. But as soon as he begins you know that everything for the next hour will be anything but obvious.
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Parenthetical Girls

Parenthetical Girls 09.07.08 at LeftBank/the Works 2008 Time-Based Art Festival, PICA Photo by CaroleZoom All Rights… Continue Reading

Reggie Watts – Transition

Reggie Watts 09.9.08 at LeftBank/the Works 2008 Time-Based Art Festival, PICA Photo by CaroleZoom All Rights… Continue Reading

Resurrection by Daniel Beaty

I have always likened “the one-man” show to “the memoir”. My idea is that both tend… Continue Reading

the cat’s back

Studio Practice: Installation as Performance – Chat and Khris Soden The Portland Tour of Tilburg -… Continue Reading

Sojourn Theater: BUILT

As is so often the case at TBA, I had no idea what to expect from… Continue Reading

BUILT – Sojourn Theater

Photo: Wayne Bund posted by patrick leonard Seeing as the South Waterfront can feel like an… Continue Reading

feeling the festival

so perhaps because i happened to begin this year’s TBA experience as a member of the… Continue Reading

Sojourn Theatre BUILT

Not knowing exactly what to expect from Sojourn Theatre’s BUILT, I pedaled south into the new… Continue Reading

Parenthetical Girls

Parenthetical Girls An Entangled Experience Posted by: James Maxwell Sunday night at the Works was an… Continue Reading

Reggie Watts

Reggie Watts Transition Posted By: James Maxwell Every year when I blog for the TBA festival… Continue Reading

Antony and the Johnsons

(I will be thinking of this performance for a very long time). On Sunday I felt… Continue Reading


After a concert that was a rush-o-fun + severe energy, how is commentary adequate? One must… Continue Reading

Ten Tiny Dances #17

Ten tiny dances has a large following of professional dancers and non-dancers alike. I am decidedly… Continue Reading

Mike Daisey: MONOPOLY!

Five reasons why Mike Daisey could end up being the darling* of this year’s TBA festival:… Continue Reading

Reggie Watts-Transition

Him: Let’s get straight to the point: Reggie Watts is brilliant. But, I don’t know how… Continue Reading

Mike Daisey: “Monopoly”

Mike Daisey’s “Monopoly” is a time traveling, novelistic monologue, spanning the stories of Nikolai Tesla, Microsoft,… Continue Reading

Tim Crouch-England

Art can make you live longer. Thanks art. -Tim Crouch Shattering the boundaries of theatre, England,… Continue Reading

Mike Kelley, Day is Done

It’s o.k. to laugh at art. Really. It seemed to take a while for the audience… Continue Reading

Mike Daisey – MONOPOLY!

09.07.08 at The Gerding Theater 2008 Time-Based Art Festival, PICA Photo by Kenneth Aaron All Rights… Continue Reading

LeeSaar The Company – Geisha

Leesaar The Company/ Geisha 09.06.08 at Portland State University Lincoln Hall Time-Based Art Festival, PICA Photo… Continue Reading

Mike Kelley – Day is Done

Even after a day, words still fail to accurately describe Mike Kelley’s Day is Done. The… Continue Reading

Reggie Watts: Transition

Before the lights went down to signal the start of “Transition,” my friend asked me what… Continue Reading

Leesaar The Company: Geisha

Leesaar The Company Geisha Her: I had expectations. I had ideas of what it might be… Continue Reading

Reggie Watts – Transition

Transition is a vague but appropriate title for Watts’ fragmentary collection of songs, routines, moments, recreations,… Continue Reading

Mike Kelley – Day is Done

Mike Kelley continues his obsession with the artifacts of mundane ritual in this three-hour video. Based… Continue Reading

Tim Crouch Workshop: No Audience, No Echo

“I’m gonna talk a bit, then we’ll do some stuff, then I’ll talk a bit more. That’s usually how this goes, that’s all I know.”
With a laugh, and the smile that would become a familiar sight in the next three hours, Tim Crouch’s workshop began.
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Reggie Watts’ Transition

Trying to take specific notes during a Reggie Watts performance is like trying to gather Fall… Continue Reading

Antony and the Johnsons

Antony and the Johnsons In Concert with the Oregon Symphony, conducted by Gregory Vajda, Resident Conductor… Continue Reading

we built this city

at today’s chat, Mark, Erin and Kristan discussed some logistics and philosophies behind and within this… Continue Reading

welcome back

before i start my first official post for this year, i’d like to point out something… Continue Reading

Sojourn Theatre BUILT

Sojourn Theatre BUILT, directed by Michael Rohd South Waterfront Discovery Center (680 SW Bancroft) Fri. Sept…. Continue Reading

Kate Pocrass @ PMNLS

Kate Pocrass is an unusual artist. While most artists are striving to create unique objects or… Continue Reading

Argentinean’s Fear Alaska

Alaska’s characters have issues. They lash out against themselves and each other in chaotic attempts to… Continue Reading