Celebrating nine years of innovative presentation, the 2018 Portland-grown Fertile Ground City-Wide Festival of New Works involves prolific playwrights, actors, dancers, designers and producers and presents eleven days with more than seventy events by forty-four producers in thirty two venues across the city including many here in SE. The Fest runs Thursday, January 18  – Sunday, January 28.

The Fest’s astonishing selection of work by seasoned theatre and dance veterans is compiled into this presentation along with dozens of emerging young producers, playwrights, and new young artists of every discipline. There are musicals, circus arts, improvisational comedy, animation, dance disciplines, social action, youth and other lesser heard voices along with audience participation.

Producers include Artists Repertory Theatre’s world premiere of Magellanica, Milagro’s world premiere of Bi-, TWO Chekhov plays, and works from Echo Theatre, Lakewood Theatre, Theatre Vertigo and others.

Printed festival guides are available in theatre lobbies (Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Lakewood Theatre, Bag & Baggage) and there’s a downloadable version with advanced tickets and other info available at fertilegroundpdx.org.