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      Fertile Ground 2018 is an 11-day arts festival that will be held January 18 through 28 in Portland, Oregon. This city-wide festival is focused on new work in the Arts. It will feature world premiere projects, staged readings, developing works and a myriad of other arts events from the Portland creative community. The 2017 Festival included more than 75 Portland-generated new works. From fully staged world premieres in theatre, to ensemble and collaborative driven work, dance, comedy, visual art and film...this festival spans the spectrum of creative endeavor and seeds the next generation of creation through artist conversations, workshops, lunchtime readings and more.

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    • Long Story Short: 10-minute plays

      Long Story Short: 10-minute plays

      Writers & Directors: Tayde Ramirez, Richard Sangeleer, John Pfeil, J.J. Lostica, Garrett DeRose/David Traynor, Matt Sorensen/Brad Sosinski; Creative Advisor: Gail Jeidy Six Portland Community College playwrights walk their works onto the stage in "Long Story Short: 10-minute plays". The plays were written in PCC Creative Writing Scriptwriting classes and celebrated in a handbook of 10-minute student plays produced Summer 2017. Admission is free of charge, and no reservations are required. PART OF FERTILE GROUND FESTIVAL OF NEW WORK 2018

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    • Lunch Readings
    • The Contract

      The Contract

      By James Webb Directed by Andrea Vernae James Webb's "The Contract" is a provocative play that explores the taboos of Christianity and homosexuality in the black church. The play explores the great divide between "gay and God", as a married pastor with homosexual predilections who has sexual relations with men hired by his wife who refuses to lose the mega-ministry as a result of her husband's indiscretions. PART OF FERTILE GROUND FESTIVAL OF NEW WORK 2018

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