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2017/18 season: Creating the imagery

March 22, 2017

Just a glimpse at one of the graphics Jeff Hayes has created for one of next season's shows.

"For this year's images, we wanted to create works of art that evoke feelings in the viewer similar to those of the plays," Graphic Designer Jeff Hayes said. "In addition to having an immediate visual impact, each image will reward the viewer should they choose to stop and really look at it. I tried to follow the basic principle that the individual elements should add up to a greater whole. I looked to modern illustrators and designers such as Olly Moss, James White and DKNG, who all create pieces that stand on their own merit, even if you're unfamiliar with the bands, movies or books they're promoting."

The final results will be revealed in the season brochure in mid-May.



by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
SEPT 5 - OCT 1

Brace yourself for this raucously irreverent Gone with the Wind meets Looney Tunes mash-up that The New York Times calls “…this decade’s most eloquent theatrical statement on race in America today.” It’s gasp-inducing satire from one of America’s most thrilling writers.

  • Shocking Comedy
  • 2014 OBIE Award for Best New Play
  • McArthur "Genius Grant" Award-winning playwright
  • "entertainingly demented" New York Post
  • NW Premiere

by Christopher Chen
OCT 3 - OCT 29

Ripped from today’s headlines and breaking the theatrical mold, Caught presents a sly philosophical puzzle that investigates the murky intersections of fact and fiction in the crafting of art … and news. 

  • Theatrical Installation
  • 2015 Barrymore Award for Best New Play
  • “…an ingenious, beguiling play…” Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Dramatist Guild’s 2017 Lanford Wilson Award
  • NW Premiere

by Stephen Karam
NOV 21 - DEC 17

It’s the small family dinner that made big waves on Broadway. As a middle-class family gathers for Thanksgiving, darkness falls, the world creaks curiously around them, and the layers of their fragile lives are revealed.  “The finest play of the Broadway season – by a long shot” – The New York Times

  • Tragicomic  Family Drama
  • FIVE Best New Play Awards
    • 2016 Tony Award
    • New York Drama Critic’s Circle
    • Outer Critic Circle
    • Drama League
    • Drama Desk
  • 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist
  • Portland Premiere

by E.M. Lewis
JAN 20 - FEB 18

In 1985, eight scientists and engineers from around the world converge at the South Pole Research Station in Antarctica trying to figure out, among other things, if there really is a hole in the sky. Hailing from vastly different cultures and experiences and isolated from the outside world, these men and women face life or death challenges and must depend upon each other for survival. Grappling with scientific questions with looming global implications and their own inner demons, what they discover will change the world forever.

  • Epic. Captivating. Unforgettable.
  • A 5-act adventure, with a dinner break
  • Award-winning Oregonian playwright.
  • Limited Run
  • World Premiere

by Stephen Adly Guirgis
MAR 6 - APR 1

In the churning world of retired NYC cop Walter “Pops” Washington, everyone hustles to get what they think they deserve. A gritty, Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by the writer of The Motherfucker With the Hat.

  • Explosive Comedy
  • 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
  • From the writer of The Motherfucker With the Hat

by Larissa FastHorse
APR 3 - APR 29

Four mismatched artists attempt to devise an ethnically-sensitive school play to celebrate Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Month. This wickedly funny satire was commissioned as part of Artists Rep’s Table|Room|Stage program.

  • Provocative Satire
  • Multiple Fellowship and Award-winning playwright
  • PEN USA Literary Award for Drama
  • World Premiere

by Lauren Gunderson
MAY 22 - JUN 17

Two teens – a sick and snarky girl, and a sweet and sporty boy – are thrust together to work on a school project about Walt Whitman’s poems. With growing urgency and searing poignancy, the pair works through Song of Myself to crack open the mysteries of life, death and love.  

  • Revelatory Drama
  • Dramatist Guild 2016 Winner
  • Portland Premiere


Click HERE for more information on how to become a season ticket holder or call the Artists Rep Box Office at 50.241.1278.

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