June 28-30, 2019
2019 Festival of New Performance

 

June 28-29 @ 7:30, June 30 @ 5pm  | Tickets  |  Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th Ave 

 

The Risk/Reward Festival showcases five new works by indie performing artists from across the region. Come celebrate our 12th year blurring the boundaries of theater, music, dance, and performance art in new and surprising ways.

 

ANNOUNCING OUR 2019 ARTISTS!

BODY HOME FAT DANCE
Dance (Portland, OR)

MILTON LIM & PATRICK BLENKARN
Media/Performance (Vancouver, BC)

ILVS STRAUSS
Mediated Performance (Vancouver, BC)

LANDFORMS
Dance (Seattle, WA) 

JONI RENEE WHITWORTH
Music/Movement/Poetry (Portland, OR)

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Due to the popularity of our Pay-What-You-Will tickets last year -- we are making ALL TICKETS PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL for the entire festival again this year! 


Get your Pay-What-You-Will tickets here!

 

 

 

What is the Risk/Reward Festival? 

 

Each day the festival includes the same six new works, performed back-to-back over a 2-hour extravaganza with short breaks and one intermission. 

We solicit proposals from regional artists for new works that can be performed in less than 20-minutes. A panel of local artists and tastemakers select a lineup and we challenge the artists to run wild - encouraging creative risks, experimentation and bold investigation. No one really knows what to expect until opening night. Several performances are staged back-to-back nightly in a festive environment. Audiences come to sample a variety of artistic voices and art forms in what the Willamette Week calls, "speed dating for contemporary performance."

Thanks to our festival sponsors!



The 2019 festival was curated in collaboration with a panel of regional artists and administrators including: