Nikki Weaver in rehearsal for Weaving Women Together.
We are only one week away from the first performance of Weaving Women Together . If you follow @nikkiweaver on Instagram, you’ve watched her develop this piece over a number of years. The last few weeks have brought long days, deep emotions and the thrill of bringing this work to life. You can see some of the behind the scenes research and rehearsal moments plus read descriptions of the preparation on the Weaving Women Together show page.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when booking your tickets:

  • Performances will take place at Portland Opera’s Hampton Arts Center, 211 SE Caruthers Street, Portland.
  • All regular priced tickets are $20.
  • Tickets for patrons 35 and younger are just $15 for Wednesday and Thursday evening performances.
  • Talkback discussions with the creators will follow the Sunday matinees.
  • The Wednesday, January 23rd performance will be ASL interpreted.

Weaving Women Together
Created and performed by Nikki Weaver
Directed by Gretchen Corbett

In October 2015, Nikki Weaver sent a letter to 60 women - some she knew and some she didn’t - requesting a piece of fabric and an explanation of its sentimental value. The result is  Weaving Women Together , an entirely female-driven piece about the loss of Weaver’s mother and how she has collected her in other women, and a magic skirt made entirely of the tales - and fabric - shared by these women.
Join us for Opening Night dinner
Interested in a closer look into  Weaving Women Together ? Why not join us for our Opening Night dinner with Director Gretchen Corbett and learn more about the process?

WHEN: Saturday, January 20th at 5 pm
COST: $100 ($50 is tax-deductible, does not include the performance.

To reserve your spot for the dinner, simply  make a $100 gift  for each seat and select "Event: WWT Opening Night Dinner 1-20-18" from the Restricted Campaign menu.  $50 from each seat purchased is tax deductible.


Fresh Xico chips, muchos chiles salsa & Mayan sikil p'ak 

Light soup of shrimp broth with sofrito, Mayan spices, fried tortillas, lime, habanero condiment  

Romaine, local greens, avocado, toasted pumpkin seeds, queso fresco, red onion escabeche, cilantro vinaigrette 

Fresh ground masa filled with pork carnitas, topped with mole verde made with pepitas and green herbs 

Red chile ancho stuffed with ripe plantain, charred tomato & fresh queso panela topped with fried shallots, crema & parsley 

Xico bars made with coconut and chocolate topped with whipped cream, and handmade Mexican chocolate truffles 
Congratulations to Judge Adrienne Nelson
Congratulations to Judge Adrienne Nelson, our friend, co-chair of our upcoming Rise & Shine event and now the first African American to serve on an appellate court in Oregon and the second woman of color to serve on the Oregon Supreme Court.

Governor Kate Brown appointed Judge Nelson to the post on January 2.

"Judge Nelson brings to our highest court an important, new voice and wealth of experience she has gained in twelve years on the trial bench," Gov. Brown said.

"In addition to her work in the courtroom, she has made extraordinary strides to make the trial bench more receptive to the needs and experiences of diverse and underserved communities in our state. Judge Nelson is a widely respected civil rights champion, whose perspective on the bench moves us closer to our shared vision of justice for all.”

Read more about Judge Nelson in The Skanner.
7 30-second things to do RIGHT NOW
  1. Check out the latest photos from our renovation (spoiler: sheetrock!)
  2. Tag your community of women and win group tickets to Weaving Women Together.
  3. Learn which two former Playhouse Apprentice Company members are staring in Oregon Children’s Theatre’s And In this Corner, Cassius Clay by Idris Goodwin.
  4. Scan the Fertile Ground line-up and pick a handful of new works to see this month (this may take a little bit longer than 30 seconds.)
  5. Book your tickets to Profile’s production of 2.5 Minute Ride by Lisa Kron. (Kron also wrote Fun Home, recently produced by Portland Center Stage.)
  6. RSVP for our Dr. Martin Luther King Jr reading and potluck on Monday, January 15.
  7. Save a copy of your ticket confirmation for Weaving Women Together.  Then, flash it at Xico on the same day after your performance to get a free drink.
The 2017-2018 season is presented by Harold Goldstein & Carol Streeter and Ronni Lacroute 

Our work is made possible by Mary & Don Blair, Ellyn Bye, Colas Construction, The Collins Foundation, Joel Hamberg Painting, Greg Hinckley & Mary Chomenko, Kinsman Foundation, Lagunitas Brewing Company, ME Fitness, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Oregon Community Foundation, Roy & Diane Marvin Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation, James B Wiley Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation, Raymond Family Foundation, SERA Architects, Judy Shih & Joel Axelrod, State of Oregon, In Memory of Phyllis L. Weaver, Steve & Elsie Weaver,
Wrather Family Foundation, Friends of Sandra Zickefoose

Our work is supported by Oregon Cultural Trust
Thanks to the Regional Arts & Culture Council, including support from the City of Portland, Multnomah County and the Arts Education & Access Fund.
Portland Playhouse receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon and the National Endowment for the Arts.