Bits & Pieces
Speculative Drama mixes live performance, digital presentation and real-time engagement in an immersive production of "Macbeth," set to start Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31, and go through Friday the 13th, Nov. 13.
Show times are 6 p.m. Speculative Drama, headed by Megan Skye Hale and Myrrh Larsen, teams with Susurrations on the digital shows. See the Speculative Drama page on Facebook for more.
The contemporary vision of the classic "Scottish Play" brings themes of loss, insanity, desire and the supernatural during our own precarious times.
While Oregon Zoo returns California condors to its Jonsson Center for Wildlife Conservation in Clackamas County after wildfires forced evacuations, the zoo announced that four of the condors that had been hatched and raised at the site have been released in Arizona.
Two were released last week, and two others Sept. 26.
"The condors released last month are doing great," said Tim Hauck, program manager for The Peregrine Fund, which assisted in the release. "They're roosting in good spots and getting plenty to eat."
California condors are still listed as critically endangered.
For more: www.oregonzoo.org.
The new Artist Relief Program, created by Oregon Arts Commission in partnership with The Oregon Community Foundation and James. F. And Marion L. Miller Foundation, will be awarding grants of $1,000 to $5,000 until the program fund (about $1.25 million) has been depleted.
For more: www.oregonartscommission.org.
Oregon Children's Theatre's Young Professionals Company presents its first virtual performance of the season, "In the Forest She Grew Fangs," by Stephen Spotswood. It's a dark, bewitching and bloody deconstruction of "Red Riding Hood," and takes on werewolves, teen lust and high school bullies, and examines who is the prey and who is the predator.
It's available to stream Oct. 29 to Nov. 1.
The young pros partnered with Curious Comedy Theater to use the theater's space to film the performance — one actor at a time doing their monologue or part.
For more: www.octc.org.
The Immigrant Story nonprofit and Portland Radio Project have partnered on a podcast, "Many Roads to Here," in which immigrants tell the story of their passage to America.
Portland's TidalWave Comics has made a comic book about Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democrat vice-president nominee, in its "Female Force" series. It's available in print — see www.tidalwavecomics.com — and from digital platforms.
Reminder: Portland Gay Men's Chorus, a recent recipient in the Governor's Arts Awards, will put on its annual fall fundraising concert event, "I Put A Spell on You," 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 at www.pdxgmc.org.
The host will be Syzygy, a New York City-based drag queen, and the show includes Vigor Mortis, Biqtch Puddin and Portland favorite Bolivia Carmichael.
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