Studio Series

The Studio Series is an ongoing project consisting of performances hosted by Portland Stage featuring Affiliate Artists and are performed in the Studio Theater.

These performances range from readings of fledgling plays, more focused and rehearsed workshops, and even full productions.

Our Affiliate Artists present and participate in a diverse range of programs each season, dedicated to exploring new theatrical works, bringing the written word to the stage, and welcoming the community into the theater.


The Roommate
By Jen Silverman
Directed by: Eileen Phelan
 Feb 14– Feb 18All Shows 7pm | $18
Pay-What-You-Can Feb 14

“Playwright Jen Silverman brings a wicked sense of anarchic fun to ‘the invisible age.'” – DC Theatre Scene

The Odd Couple meets Thelma and Louise in this contemporary, new play- a recent hit at both The Humana and Williamstown Theater Festivals. Sharon, divorced, and living in a house in Iowa, decides she needs a roommate. Robyn, a slam poet from the Bronx, is escaping her past and needs to start over. Despite their differences, Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, and discovers her own desire to transform her life completely. Heartbreaking and blisteringly funny, The Roommate offers an exquisitely real portrait of human connection.

Featuring: Janice O’Rourke and Lisa Stathoplos