Workshop

Brown Boy Feelings

with Ibrahim Ibrahim, Joti Mangatk, Juma Sei, Tyler White

This interactive, multimedia, youth-designed and -led workshop focuses on deconstructing the concept of masculinity by examining…

New Expressive Works
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Y.G.B.Portland // DUG

Gifted Grounds II

Calling all Lovers, Creators, Change-makers, Hustlers, Baby Mamas, Nation Builders, Dreamers, Dancers, Revolutionaries, Freedom Fighters, Spiritual…

PICA
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Tanya Tagaq

Retribution

Retribution is Tanya Tagaq’s portrait of a violent world in crisis, hovering on the brink of…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
Lecture

d.a. carter & Robin Deacon

TBA:17 Guest Scholars d.a. carter and Robin Deacon present back-to-back lectures that engage their current research,…

PICA at West End
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Sarah AbuAbdallah

ZeroZero

Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy Sarah AbuAbdallah will be in embedded within the festival,…

PNCA: Mediatheque
dialogue

Manuel Solano

with Roy Pérez

Interdisciplinary artist Manuel Solano and Roy Pérez (Asst. Professor of English and American Ethnic Studies, Willamette…

PNCA: Mediatheque
Lecture

Asking for a Diaspora

with Maya Vivas and Leila Haile

Creative duo Maya Vivas and Leila Haile will facilitate a participatory discussion surrounding the history of…

New Expressive Works
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DJ Klyph

Champagne & Honey - Stakes Is High

Klyph once again curates a night of hip-hop music for the TBA festival featuring artists representing…

PICA
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Manuel Solano

The Sigourney Weaver Jam Sessions

Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy US PREMIERE: Through painting, performance and video, Manuel Solano’s…

PICA at West End
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Faye Driscoll

Thank You For Coming: Play

WEST COAST PREMIERE: In the second installment of her Thank You for Coming series, Driscoll uses…

Imago Theatre
dialogue

Tina Satter

In Conversation with Catherine Ming T’ien Duffly

Interdisciplinary theatre and performance artist and Reed alum Tina Satter joins Catherine Ming T’ien Duffly (Asst….

Performance Lab, Performing Arts Building, Reed College
dialogue

Faye Driscoll

In Conversation with Rachel Carrico

Choreographer Faye Driscoll shares her creative process, collaboration with dancers, audience and artist co-creation, and the…

PNCA: Mediatheque
Workshop

Maintain

with Mykele Deville

Through interactive discussion, this workshop will center the creation of performative works that unapologetically explore the…

New Expressive Works
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SUPER TANTRUM

Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy cvllerjerx (angelica maria millan lozano, maximiliano carlos – raphael…

PICA
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Sounds et al

Apperceptive Moment

Sounds et al presents Apperceptive Moment. Sound artists Ben Glas, Dolphin Midwives, Samson Stilwell and Amenta…

PICA
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Half Straddle

Ghost Rings

WEST COAST PREMIERE: In Ghost Rings a narrative of friendship and family-making unfurls through a pop…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
dialogue

keyon gaskin & sidony oneal

with Sampada Aranke and Kemi Adeyemi

Dead Thoroughbred artists sidony o’neal and keyon gaskin discuss process, concept, collaboration and their new TBA…

PNCA: Mediatheque
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Joseph Keckler

Joseph Keckler

Drawing on his versatile 3+ octave voice, videos, monologues, and songs, Joseph Keckler delivers highlights of…

PICA
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Samiya Bashir

15 m = ?

Tight. Moving. Aural. Physical. Breath. Beat. Lost. Loose. Breathless. Minutes? Months? Meters? Monsters? Monograms? Macaroons? 15…

PICA
dialogue

Becca Blackwell

In Conversation with Shawna Lipton and bart fitzgerald

Becca Blackwell shares insights into the creation of They, Themself, and Schmerm, including themes of gender…

PNCA: Shipley/Collins Mediatheque
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Fin de Cinema

Holocene Presents: Andrei Tarkovsky’s The Mirror

Fin de Cinema is a recurring live film score series curated by Gina Altamura of Portland…

PICA
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Erin Markey

Boner Killer

Comprised of her signature story-driven stand-up and scored by sensual homemade pop, Erin Markey’s Boner Killer…

Artists Repertory Theatre
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Dead Thoroughbred

World Premiere: DT is peri-conceptual, dis-experimental, and a-nihilist. DT is a blackened performance that is never…

PICA
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Morgan Bassichis and Senior Energy

Protest Songs

Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy WEST COAST PREMIERE: An evening of protest songs to…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
dialogue

Morgan Bassichis

In Conversation Keith Hennessy

TBA artist Morgan Bassichis and Guest Scholar Keith Hennessy talk comedy, queer performance histories and strategies,…

PNCA: Shipley/Collins Mediatheque
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EMA

EXILE IN THE OUTER RING

RECORD RELEASE SHOW: EMA (Erika M. Anderson) has been part of the West Coast noise and…

PICA

Bouchra Ouizguen

Corbeaux

Peninsula Park
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Hazel Hill McCarthy III

Bight of the Twin

Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy BIGHT OF THE TWIN tells the story of Genesis…

Northwest Film Center: Whitsell Auditorium at Portland Art Museum
dialogue

Will Rawls

In Conversation Lydia Brawner

Artist and writer Will Rawls discusses his durational performance, i make me [sic] for PICA, touching…

PICA at West End
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CRITICAL MASCARA

CRITICAL MASCARA The 5th and Final Showcase by Pepper Pepper presents, House of Ada, House of Flora, DJ Spf 666, and DJ madison moore

CRITICAL MASCARA: The 5th and Final Showcase by Pepper Pepper, House of Ada and House of…

PICA
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Bouchra Ouizguen

Corbeaux

Supported by the Hermès Foundation within the framework of the New Settings Program. “I wanted to…

PICA
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Dance Dramaturgy

In collaboration with dramaturg Kate Bredeson (Assoc. Professor of Theatre, Reed College), this afternoon series will…

PICA at West End
Lecture

Katherine Profeta

Dramaturgy in Motion

In collaboration with dramaturg Kate Bredeson (Assoc. Professor of Theatre, Reed College), this afternoon series will…

PICA at West End
dialogue

The Negro Problem

In Conversation with d.a. carter

Renowned musical and performing artists Stew and Heidi (The Negro Problem, Passing Strange) discuss the impulses…

PICA at West End
Workshop

the body vigil: a group dance

Facilitated by Marbles Jumbo Radio

How might moving, listening, and being together as distinctly orientated bodies in everyday social and political…

APANO’s JAMS
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Kelly Pratt

No No Soliciting

Returning for the second consecutive year, No No Soliciting will feature several of Portland’s most talented…

PICA
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Becca Blackwell

They, Themself and Schmerm

Co-presented with Artists Repertory Theatre’s Frontier Series US West Coast Premiere: Part classic standup comedy special,…

Artists Repertory Theatre
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The Negro Problem

Notes of a Native Song

Inspired by the art & life of James Baldwin, Stew explores Baldwin’s trailblazing legacy through songs…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
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Morgan Bassichis

Daily Meditations

Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy WEST COAST PREMIERE: Bassichis will present an evening of…

PICA
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Dohee Lee Puri Arts

MU/巫

“An homage to spirits that come alive in Lee’s hand gestures, costumes and leaps… It’s impossible…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
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Will Rawls

I make me [sic]

WEST COAST PREMIERE: I make me [sic] is a solo choreography adapted continually as an installation…

PICA
Lecture

Lydia Brawner & Keith Hennessy

TBA:17 Guest Scholars Lydia Brawner and Keith Hennessy present back-to-back lectures that engage their current research,…

PICA at West End
dialogue

Bouchra Ouizguen

In Conversation with Angela Mattox

Internationally esteemed choreographer Bouchra Ouizguen (Marrakech) sheds light on the creative process and visual, sonic, and…

PICA at West End
Workshop

Vogue Femme Fundamentals

with Daniel Girón

Learn from last year’s Critical Mascara Vogue winner and local vogue instructor Daniel Girón (aka Carbon…

New Expressive Works
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Opening Night: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

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Part of THEMSELVES curated by Kristan Kennedy Industrial music pioneer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge inaugurates our 15th…

PICA
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Opening Night Dinner

Get the first look ​at​ TBA:17 as we kick off the festival with our annual Opening…

PICA
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(self)

Curated by Reed College and John and Anne Hauberg Curator and Director Stephanie Snyder and Samiya Bashir

“Nothing without the sound / won’t show me things / I need to hear you talking.”…

Reed College: Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery
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A.K. Burns

A Smeary Spot

WEST COAST PREMIERE: A Smeary Spot, 2015 is a 53 minute 4-channel video installation drawing on…

PICA
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Bunnybrains

Exhibition Open:

Part of Makeup on Empty Space, curated by Kristan Kennedy Co-presented with PNCA’s 511 Gallery &…

PNCA: 511 Gallery
Dialogue

Artist Dialogue: Boyzie Cekwana and keyon gaskin

in conversation with Vivian Phillips

PICA Creative Exchange Lab artists Ntsikelelo “Boyzie” Cekwana (Johannesburg) and keyon gaskin (Portland) exchange thoughts on…

PICA at West End
Workshop

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Workshop with Lorenzo Crivellari, Edoardo Demontis, Victor Garmendia Torija, and Pietro Selva Bonino

MOVEMENT/CIRCUS ARTS: Taught by performers from Alessandro Sciarroni’s UNTITLED_I will be there when you die workshop is…

New Expressive Works
Shannon Funchess

She’s in Parties

Shannon Funchess presents an evening of sound and visuals

Indie electronic musician and vocalist Shannon Funchess has had her feet firmly planted in the fertile…

PICA
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Alessandro Sciarroni

UNTITLED_I will be there when you die

US PREMIERE: Italian artist Alessandro Sciarroni returns to Portland with a performative reflection on the passing…

PSU: Lincoln Performance Hall
Allie Hankins

Allie Hankins

better to be alone than to wish you were

Part lecture, part choreographic exposition, better to be alone than to wish you were is a…

Bodyvox Dance Center
Rinde Eckert

Rinde Eckert

My Fools: A Life in Song

Rinde Eckert has been writing, composing, performing, and directing evocative and haunting performance pieces and plays…

PORTLAND’5: Winningstad Theatre
Junaid Sarieddeen

Theatre in the Alleys of Crisis

A Lecture by Junaid Sarieddeen

Junaid Sarieddeen is co-founder of Beirut’s Zoukak Theatre Company, founded in 2006 to develop an engaged…

PICA at West End
Dialogue

Artist Dialogue: Alessandro Sciarroni

with Linda K. Johnson

Choreographer Alessandro Sciarroni returns to TBA with Untitled, featuring the nuanced repetition, gesture, and durational movement…

PICA at West End
Geumhyung Jeong

Geumhyung Jeong

7ways

Where lies the boundary between the body and the machine? In an empty space, illuminated only…

New Expressive Works
Mohamed El Khatib

Mohamed El Khatib

Finir en beauté

US PREMIERE: French/Moroccan author and director Mohamed El Khatib presents a solo lecture presentation on loss…

PSU: Lincoln Hall Boiler Room Theatre
Field Guide

FIELD GUIDE: Ali Chahrour

Facilitated by Maya Mikdashi

New to contemporary art but curious to learn more? Enjoy sharing thoughts and perspectives with other…

Dialogue

Artist Dialogue: Ali Chahrour

with Maya Mikdashi

Ali Chahrour shares insights into his deeply layered TBA performance, Leila’s Death, as informed by contemporary…

PNCA: Shipley/Collins Mediatheque
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Cinema Project

The Mechanics Laid Bare

Referencing the psychedelic light shows of the ’60s and ’70s as well as the harsh noise…

PICA
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Dylan Mira

Duty Free

Part of Makeup on Empty Space, curated by Kristan Kennedy US PREMIERE: a woman under the…

PICA