July 11 — 25
In the Ellyn Bye Studio
JAW: A Playwrights Festival is Portland Center Stage’s developmental festival of new work for the stage. For two weeks every July, JAW: A Playwrights Festival takes over the Armory, inside and out. As always, we’ll present spanking new works in progress that will explode your expectations of what live performance can do. This year’s JAW runs July 11-25. All events are free and open to the public.

NEW THIS YEAR: All Big Weekend readings are free, but reservations are required. Reservations can be made by calling 503-445-3700, or in person at the Box Office of the Gerding Theater at the Armory at 128 NW 11th Ave. Reservations are limited to four tickets per patron. Any unclaimed JAW tickets will be released 15 minutes prior to each reading to Standby Patrons.

Click here for more information about this year’s exciting lineup and other JAW-related events.

JAW 2011 Festival Plays:

Tales From Red Vienna by David Grimm
Directed by David Esbjornson
Friday, July 22 at 4 p.m.
Sunday, July 24 at 8 p.m.
Ellyn Bye Studio

The Huntsmen by Quincy Long
Directed by Kathleen Dimmick
Thursday, July 21 at 4 p.m.
Saturday, July 23 at 8 p.m.
Ellyn Bye Studio

Anna Karenina adapted from Tolstoy by Kevin McKeon
Directed by Chris Coleman
Thursday, July 21 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 23 at 4 p.m.
Ellyn Bye Studio

The Body of an American by Dan O’Brien
Directed by Josh Hecht
Friday, July 22 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 24 at 4 p.m.
Ellyn Bye Studio

Made in Oregon Plays:

The JAW Festival opens with with the Made in Oregon series, featuring works-in-progress from Oregon writers, with performances on the Main Stage at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on July 16 & 17. No reservations are required for Made in Oregon readings.

Antarktikos by Andrea Stolowitz
Directed by Gemma Whelan
Saturday, July 16 at 4 p.m.
Main Stage

Forky by Matthew B. Zrebski
Directed by Michael O’Connell
Saturday, July 16 at 8 p.m.
Main Stage

Continuum by Patrick Wohlmut
Directed by Stan Foote
Sunday, July 17 at 4 p.m.
Main Stage

Personal by Brian Kettler
Directed by Jessica Nikkel
Sunday, July 17 at 8 p.m.
Main Stage

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