2017 New Work Preview
A Fertile Ground Festival Event
Jan 23, 2017

Featuring Holcombe Waller, David Ornette Cherry, Nancy Ellis, Noah Dunham, Danielle Ross, Donal Mosher and Jack Stocklyn...

2016 Risk/Reward Festival of New Performance
June 17-19, 2016

Featuring Vanessa Goodman / Action at a Distance, Anthony Hudson / Carla Rossi, Milton Lim / Hong Kong Exile, SNKR, ilvs strauss... 

neworks by the most exciting contemporary voices in music, theater
and dance from across the region.

Cherdonna Sinatra
WORTH MY SALT

Apr 29 - May 1, 2016

A one-of-a-kind dance spectacular by Seattle’s favorite drag-clown-dance artist....

2016 New Work Preview
A Fertile Ground Festival Event
Jan 26, 2016

Featuring Tahni Holt, Sascha Blocker, Faith Helma, Anthony Hudson (aka Carla Rossi), Grace Carter, Action/Adventure Theater and Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble...

Suniti Dernovsek
LEADING LIGHT

WORLD PREMIERE
Dec 3-6, 2015

A haunting meditation on public expectations, private vulnerabilities, and the precariousness of the feminine ideal. Featuring Suniti Dernovsek, Holland Andrews, Allie Hankins...

2015 Risk/Reward Festival of New Performance
July 10-12 & 17-19, 2015

Featuring: Markeith Wiley, Faith Helma, Nancy Ellis, Éowyn Emerald & Dancers, Dani Tirrell, Katie Piatt, Tim Smith-Stewart, Jessica Jobaris & General Magic...

neworks by the most exciting contemporary voices in music, theater
and dance from across the region.

New Work Preview - 2015
A Fertile Ground Festival Event
Jan 26, 2015

Featuring Linda Austin, Tracy Broyles, Katie Watkins, opticnoodle, PETE, Katherine Longstreth, Fuse Theatre Ensemble, Push Leg, Pepper Pepper and Wayne Bund...

ON DEMAND: Frédérick Gravel
USUALLY BEAUTY FAILS

Dec 5-6, 2014

Join us for a year-end celebration and special video screening of this one-of-a-kind dance/music/performance mashup by Montreal-based artist Frédérick Gravel and his hot-blooded team of dancers/musicians...

Allie Hankins
LIKE A SUN THAT POURS FORTH LIGHT BUT NEVER WARMTH

WORLD PREMIERE
Oct 24-26, 2014

A correspondence between chroeographer Allie Hankins and Ballet Russes danseur noble Vaslav Nijinsky...

2014 Risk/Reward Festival of New Performance
Jun 20-22, 2014

Featuring: Laura Heit, Ilvs Strauss, The Neutral Fembot Project,
Erin Pike, Lucy Lee Yim, Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble...

Kill All Festivals
May 2, 2014 - 6-10pm

KILL ALL FESTIVALS is a consortium of summer festivals that come together for a unique event of live performances, line up announcements, film, music, animation, prizes, pizza, beer and more...

Kyle Loven
LOSS MACHINE
Mar 7-9, 2014

Part installation, part image-driven theater, Loss Machine unearths a world of lost items, misplaced thoughts, and fractured journeys all housed within an intricately detailed set...

New Work Preview - 2014
A Fertile Ground Festival Event
Jan 27, 2014

Featuring Portland Experimental Theater Ensemble, Troika Ranch, Alicia Jo Rabins, Hand2Mouth, Allie Hankins, Kaj-anne Pepper, Danielle Ross, PushLeg, Action/Adventure, and Fuse Theatre Ensemble...

2013 Risk/Reward Festival of New Performance
June 21-23, 2013

Featuring AJA, Wayne Bund, Shannon Stewart, Josh Martin (605 Collective), LanceLife, the Satori Group...

Kill All Festivals
May 10, 2013 - 7-10pm

KILL ALL FESTIVALS is a collaborative event between the Experimental Film Festival, Creative Music Guild (hosts of the Improvisation Summit of Portland), Northwest Animation Festival, and the Risk/Reward Festival...

Making Sense of New Performance
A Fertile Ground Festival Event
Jan 27, 2013

New creations and world premieres are all the rage in the performance community. This event gathers local dramaturgs, playwrights, ensembles, producers and audience members to discuss the creation and evolution of new work...

NW:NOW
Sep 09, 2012

A forum for creators from the Northwest to introduce new and upcoming projects to an audience of international artists, curators, producers, presenters, and programmers...

2012 Risk/Reward Festival of New Performance
Jun 23 & 24, 2012

Featuring Tracy Broyles, Corrie Befort, Pappas and Dancers, DECEPTiCONS, Queen Shmooquan, Hand2Mouth, Cat Main & Jamie Nesbitt...


2011 Risk/Reward Festival of New Performance
Jun 25 & 26, 2011

Featuring bobbevy, Jessica Jobaris and general magic, Part & Parcel, Kyle Loven, People Person, Portland Experimental Theatre Lab, Zac Nelson & Stephanie Simek...


2010 Risk/Reward Festival of New Performance
Jun 19, 2010

Featuring The Cherdonna & Lou Show, Oslund + Co, Katherine Longstreth, Erin Leddy, Angela Fair, Paul Budraitis directed by Sean Ryan, Hand2Mouth, Mike Pham...


Witness Relocation
THE PANIC SHOW
Sep 07, 2009

NYC performance company Witness Relocation comes to Portland for a one night showing of their newest piece, THE PANIC SHOW. Dubbed, "A dance-theater anarchist's Utopia" by Performing Arts Journal, Witness Relocation combines dance & theater ....


2009 Risk/Reward Festival of New Performance
Jun 27, 2009

Featuring Hot Little Hands, Linda Austin, Janet Pants, Angela Fair, Joe von Appen, Hooliganship, Byron Au Yong, Rush-N-Disco...


Justin Bond
RITES OF SPRING
Mar 25, 2009

Justin Bond, star of John Cameron Mitchell's 'Shortbus', 2009 nominee for the GLAAD Awards and one half of Tony nominated performance due Kiki and Herb, began writing songs while straddling a log on a mountain in Tennessee on Mayday of last year ...


2008 Risk/Reward Festival of New Performance
Jun 27 & 28, 2008

Featuring Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner, LizZieMoVeS Co., Kyoko Uchida, Rush-N-Disco, Marya Sea Kaminski, Faith Helma, Joe von Appen, Fever Theater, Helsinki Syndrome, Oracle, Iretsu, Atole, Polka Madre / Jack "Yankl" Falk, DJ Browkenwindow...