Visit the official JAW page for the most up-to-date information on this year’s festival. All events are FREE and open to the public. No tickets are needed.

JAW: A Playwrights Festival is Portland Center Stage’s developmental festival of new work for the stage. For two crazy weeks, from July 16-30, 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.

Made in Oregon 5- to 8-Minute Play Festival:

July 26, 8 p.m. on the Main Stage

JAW has commissioned eight of Oregon’s finest playwrights—Sara Jean Accuardi, William S. Gregory, Brian Kettler, Debbie Lamedman, Rich Rubin, Ebbe Roe Smith, Nick Zagone, and Matthew B. Zrebski—to compose 5- to 8-minute plays on the theme “Just Add Water.” Following the Made in Oregon readings there will be a kick-off party to provide Portland and the JAW company a chance to celebrate and socialize.

The Big Weekend:

July 27-29, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the Main Stage

Bo-Nita by Elizabeth Heffron
Friday, July 27 at 4 p.m.

Broken Stones by Fin Kennedy
Friday, July 27 at 8 p.m.

The Bachelors by Caroline V. McGraw
Saturday, July 28 at 4 p.m.

San Diego by Adam Bock
Saturday, July 28 at 8 p.m.

The People’s Republic of Portland by Lauren Weedman
Sunday, July 29 at 4 p.m.

The Few by Samuel D. Hunter
Sunday, July 29 at 8 p.m.

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