Happy Friday!!
The year is certainly flying by! Here we are, mid-October already with the Fall Festival of Shakespeare right around the corner and A Christmas Carol close behind!
On Wednesday, we had our second Fall Festival of Shakespeare Common Class where all the students from the seven participating schools come together to learn, interact and share their experiences. If you haven’t gotten your tickets for the Festival yet, check out the schedule and pick the performance blocks you want to attend. If you want to experience the energy and amazement of the entire festival, you can do so with our Festival Pass for $50.  
This weekend, so many of the us at the Playhouse are getting out and seeing some of the great theatre happening on Portland’s stages and saying hello to some familiar faces along the way.

Shows on the collective schedule for staff members include Trails at Broadway Rose (staring Audience Services Manager/former apprentice Quinlan Fitzgerald and former apprentice Rachel Lewis), Caught (where we will catch up with former apprentice Tamera Lynn who is a contributing artist on the show) and Sibling Rivalry directed by Front of House Manager and former apprentice La’Tevin Alexander for his company Confrontation Theatre. 

Those of us with kids (and those who are kids at heart) are going to check out Oregon Children's Theatre Judy Moody & Stink and maybe wrestle a few pumpkins out of the mud in classic PNW style.

You might just catch Brian and Nikki Weaver at Reed College experiencing Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theatre's UPRISE (below) an evening of choreographic premiers by Oluyinka Akinjiola, Michael Galen and Jamie Minkus, with musical guest Amenta Abioto. 
And a few of us are staying close to our work home with the apprentice company starting music rehearsals for A Christmas Carol and our Development Associate, Katie, hosting a retreat for the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Portland.

For a few more suggestions, check out our Apprentices Around Town page or Megaphone, our page for promoting events and businesses in our community. If you have a community event you'd like us to share, let us know!

Have a great weekend!
Thanks to our sponsors:  
The 2017-18 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, Mary Chomenko and Greg Hinckley, Kinsman Foundation, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Oregon Cultural Trust, ME Fitness, Meyer Memorial Trust, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, Roy and Diane Marvin Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Ned Ludd, Raymond Family Foundation, SERA Architects, Judy Shih & Joel Axelrod, State of Oregon, Phillip Terranova, Phyllis L. Weaver Memorial, Steve & Elsie Weaver, James B. Wiley Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, Wrather Family Foundation, and 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.