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Now open! It's the return of our festival of new work!

Check out our write up in ARTSLANDIA!

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AND click here to see a writeup about PILOT SEASON in ARTSLANDIA MAGAZINE!

January 21st-February 14th 2016

All shows run *Thurs-Sun at 8pm

Action/Adventure Theater: 1050 SE Clinton

Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Under 18, $10. Groups of 8+ $10 in advance.

Or see all four weekends for $40 with a SEASON PASS!

*Thursdays are always pay-what-you-will

In our annual festival of new work, Action/Adventure is thrilled to be giving theater makers the opportunity to bring their original ideas alive in front of crowds of enthusiastic audiences. Over the course of four weekends audiences will get to see four brand new shows vying for their votes and competing to get a full production in Action/Adventure's 2016/17 Season. Previous winners have included Nick Fenster's "Mars One" and Brenan Dwyer's "No Man's Land". Full details of these years Pilots below!

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Jan 21st-Jan 24th

Talon Bigelow's Purgator Inc.

He's dead. She's not. Just your typical romantic comedy.


Purgatory’s newest middle manager just fell back in love with the woman he left behind, and come Heaven, Hell, or form 242-B, they are going to make this work.

Jan 28th-31st

Benja Barker's Explorers of the Quantum Doorway

Inspired by Saturday morning action cartoons, a team of three ace-scientist-explorers face danger, strange creatures, and adventure on an alien planet. Can they complete their scientific mission before the Quantum Doorway back to Earth closes and leaves them stranded?

February 4th-7th

Connery MacRae and Alexandra's Schaffer's Pandemonium Playhouse Presents: DOOMAGEDDON!

In a world where puppets and children have become increasingly unpopular, Pandemonium Playhouse’s edu-tainment shows for kids have been shuffled to the midnight hour. Lately the lessons have become a little...strange. Is it all pretend? Or are there darker enchantments at work?

February 11th-14th

Isinglass' All's Faire

All's Faire is a semi-improvised comedy following the adventures of a few young people working their first jobs as squires at a Medieval Funworld Amusement park. The most important and strictest rule of which is "NEVER BREAK CHARACTER". However, sticking to this rule is harder than it may seem, and as mysterious and seemingly magical things begin happening around the park, the lines between fiction and reality become murkier and murkier.  Knights, warlocks, vagabonds, ladies, turkey legs, and a mysteriously insightful goat. What could possibly go wrong?

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Also coming right up!

Action/Adventure is proud to announce their theatrical offerings for the 2016 Fertile Ground Festival of New Works!

A Cavalcade of Awesome



A Cavalcade of Awesome is the umbrella title for Action/Adventure’s series of variety shows for trying out new things. During Fertile Ground 2016, the cavalcade will consist of a series of workshops and readings of new plays from Action/Adventure company members and collaborators.

What: A Cavalcade of Awesome 2016

When: January 24th-January 31st (times vary, see below)

Where: Action/Adventure Theater, 1050 SE Clinton

How Much: All shows $10. Tickets avail here!

A Cavalcade of Awesome!: The Alien Chicken Remembers Galatea
By Kira Atwood-Youngstrom & Shannon Mastel


Festival Dates: Jan 24 @ 2pm; Jan 26th @ 7:30pm

The Alien Chicken Remembers Galatea conceived by Kira Atwood-Youngstrom and Shannon Mastel, inspired by and in contradiction of Galatea by John Lyly. Using Lyly's script as a jumping off point, the tale will be told from the perspective of Neptune's monster, our Alien Chicken, as he debriefs the incident back at Neptune Corp.


A Cavalcade of Awesome!: Untitled Detective Story
By Aubrey Jessen & Greta West


Festival Dates: Jan 30, 31 @ 2pm

Untitled Detective Story by Aubrey Jessen and Greta West: A noir lady detective story featuring Jade Hobbs, Jed Arkley, Katie Watkins, Justine Davis, Ellery Jessen, Brian Kuwabara, Michael Zimmer, Jake Simonds, Zoe Rudman, and Stephanie Cordell. To be fully produced in the spring of 2016.


A Cavalcade of Awesome!: I Died Today: A Musical Tribute to Rodd Keith
By James Luster & Pat Moran


Festival Dates: CANCELLED. Email pat@actionadventure.org with questions.

[I Died Today: A Musical Tribute to Rodd Keith by James Luster and Pat Moran: A new sci-fi musical based on the work of obscure '60s musician Rodd Keith. The workshop will consist of live music and select readings from a script in progress.]

Action/Adventure's 2015/2016 SEASON!

October 1st-25th

MARS TWO

Created and Directed by Nick Fenster

All shows run Thurs-Sun at 8pm

Action/Adventure Theater: 1050 SE Clinton

Our hit sci-fi serial "Mars One" returns for a second season! Audiences are invited to catch all four episodes over the course of four weekends as we continue to tell the hilarious (and possibly doomed?) story of what life is like for the first humans to colonize MARS!

 

January 21st-February 14th 2016

It's Action/Adventure's third annual

PILOT SEASON

All shows run Thurs-Sun at 8pm

Action/Adventure Theater: 1050 SE Clinton

Over the course of four weekends audiences will get to see four brand new shows vying for their votes and competing to get a full main stage production in Action/Adventure's 2016/17 Season. Previous winners have included Nick Fenster's "Mars One" and Brenan Dwyers "No Man's Land".

 

March 10th-April 3rd 2016

No Man's Land

Created & Directed by Brenan Dwyer

All shows run Thurs-Sun at 8pm

Action/Adventure Theater: 1050 SE Clinton

Winner of Action/Adventure's 2015 Festival of new works, "Pilot Season", Brenan Dwyer(Artistic Director of web series Potty Talk) brings us "No Man's Land", a semi-improvised serial comedy that takes place in an all-girls Catholic High School. Think Mean Girls, but with more guilt. Three misfit friends adventure through Catholic high school dodging the watchful eye of a mysterious nun, competing with the popular girls, and contending with the crippling absence of boys in the hallways.

 

May 12th-June 4th 2016

Action/Adventure presents a brand new devised work directed by company members Aubrey Jessen and Greta West. The working title...

Lady Dicks

Written & Directed by Aubrey Jessen & Greta West

All shows run Thurs-Sun at 8pm

Action/Adventure Theater: 1050 SE Clinton

Over the course of this theatrical season Jessen & West will be devising and writing a brand new show with a team of talented Portland actors and designers. The goal is to create a contemporary film-noir styled comedy that explores and discusses the theme of modern day anxiety through the lens of female identity. 

 

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