Studio Series

The Studio Series is an ongoing project consisting of performances co-produced 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.


Studio Series Workshops
$10 Suggested Donation

The Cave
by Eleanor Burgess
Saturday, April 1st at 7:30pm

As winters get colder and food gets scarce, a makeshift tribe of cavemen struggles to decide whether to remain in the cave they call home or head to greener pastures in the south. This new play by Eleanor Burgess shows us the lives that we evolved to lead, exploring our relationship with nature, our place in the universe, and what relationships mean in a time of survival.

Presented by Affiliate Artist Todd Brian Backus.

RESERVE TICKETS

Love’s A Bitch
by Dave Dalton, freely adapted from Don Gil de las calzas verdes by Tirso de Molina
Monday, April 3rd at 7:30pm

Dumped, abandoned, and humiliated, Doña Juana has been jilted by her boyfriend in favor of a richer woman in the big city. But Juana discovers what she’s really made of by dressing as a man, stealing her boyfriend’s identity, and seducing the rich woman before he can reach her. In this free adaption of Tirso’s Spanish Golden Age classic, Dave Dalton shows that love can hurt, heal, and kick a little ass.

Presented by Affiliate Artist Abigail Killeen.

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Press about the Studio Series

Theater review: ‘Madeleines’ resonates with familiar relationships, an appeal for connection by Daphne Howland for the Portland Press Herald

Madeleines: a Must-See Play by Bess Welden by pat Taub of Women’s Older Wisdom

Memorable Madeleines: Expanded play gives breathing room for revelatory script
by Megan Grumbling of the Portland Phoenix

‘I’M IN A WHEELCHAIR. I’M NOT AN ACTOR.’ NOVICE ACTOR STEPHAN MADIGAN PORTRAYS RICHARD III AT PORTLAND STAGE
by Bob Keyes of the Portland Press Herald

Madigan on Richard III: A role that explores the idea that ‘this disability may be why I’m killing people’
by Bob Keyes of the Portland Press Herald