Next week, Los Angeles-based theater company theatre dybbuk will bring a series of special performances and workshops to multiple locations across Portland.
Known for creating “provacative new works that blend theatre with dance, poetry, and music for singular live experiences,” theare dybbuk (yes, it’s meant to be lowercase) will mark its residency with programs that explore Jewish history and illuminate universal human experiences.
The events run Monday, Oct. 23-Thursday, Oct. 26. Performances and workshops are either free, free with a suggested donation, low cost, or included with the host location’s admission fee.
Here are a few to consider:
Writing Workshop with Aaron Henne | Tuesday, Oct. 24 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Eastside Jewish Commons, 2420 NE Sandy Blvd. | $10 | Senior community members are invited to join theatre dybbuk’s artistic director on a journey through personal narratives.
One Community, Many Stories: Belonging | Tuesday, Oct. 24 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Eastside Jewish Commons, 2420 NE Sandy Blvd. | $10 | This evening focuses on LGBTQ+ community members; attendees can craft their own personal narratives and hear them read by a team of professional actors.
“The Villainy You Teach” | Thursday, Oct. 26 | 12-2:30 p.m. | Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education, 724 NW Davis St. | Free with admission | Hear a reading of Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” as an actor repeats a famous speech from the story.