Portland, January 31st, 2015. It’s time for local artists to shine and for fans to enjoy the fruits of their labors. Fertile Ground takes place around the Portland area for 11 days and will finish up February 1st. The festival was launched by the Portland Area Theatre Alliance in 2009 to provide a platform for Portland theater companies to showcase their commitment to new work and to invite regional and national artists to discover for themselves that Portland truly is fertile ground for creativity and innovation. Fertile Ground has grown its scope of offerings to include dance, comedy  and visual arts.

Brute, Edward Lyons' 1950s take on Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. http://tinyurl.com/navq85v http://gorillabombpro.weebly.com/ Produced by Gorilla Bomb Productions + Bob Parsons Cast: Heidi Hunter; Matt M Ostrowski; Edward Lyons; Jonathan Miles; Terry Lybecker Ethan LaFrance — with Matt M Ostrowski, Edward Lyons and Jonathan Miles at The Hostess.

Brute, Edward Lyons’ 1950s take on Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar features actors including
Matt M Ostrowski Edward Lyons and Ethan LaFrance

Lakewood Center for the Arts the cast of "Upon a Winter Road" by Kurt Misar — with Emily Sahler, Matt Hayward, Leah Seligman, Ron Harman, Kurt Misar and Ernie Casciato at Lakewood Center for the Arts.

Lakewood Center for the Arts the cast of “Upon a Winter Road” by Kurt Misar — with Emily Sahler, Matt Hayward, Leah Seligman, Ron Harman, Kurt Misar and Ernie Casciato at Lakewood Center for the Arts.

Polaris Dance Theatre company performing at Groovin' Greenhouse. http://tinyurl.com/pkmef3j Choreography by M'Liss Stephenson Quinnly feature re Groovin' Greenhouse: http://www.ambitmag.com/groovin-greenhouse/ — with M'Liss Stephenson Quinnly at Polaris Dance Theatre.

Polaris Dance Theatre company performing at Groovin’ Greenhouse.
Choreography by M’Liss Stephenson Quinnly

January 22 – February 1, 2015

By Caroline Miller

Directed by Cassandra Schwanke

Always Without Warning

By Tobin Gollihar & Ian Paul Sieren

Directed by Tobin Gollihar

& Ian Paul Sieren

Bruté

By Edward Lyons, Jr.

Directed by Edward Lyons, Jr.

Genuis

By Sean Bowie

Directed by Mary Rose

David Saffert’s 40th Birthday –

The Liberace Edition!

By David Saffert, Jillian Snow Harris & TriptheDark Dance Company

Directed by Stephanie Cordell

Please Validate Your Identity

Directed by Aiyana Cunningham

The Snowstorm

By Eric Nordin

Directed & choreographed by Jessica Wallenfels

The Jungle Book

Adapted by Anita Menon, Sarah Jane Hardy & John Ellingson

Directed by Sarah Jane Hardy

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By the Third Rail

Mentorship Company

The Essex

By Lawrence Howard

Directed by Lynne Duddy

Tramps

Written & directed by Annie Rimmer & Jayne Stevens

Gender Tree

By Cassandra Boice

Directed by Cassandra Boice

& Ty Boice

“Mom?” A Comedy of Mourners

Created by Laura Loy, Anna Sell & Jeff Desautels

Alice’s 1-Woman Wonderland: The Original Adventure

By Lewis Carroll,

adapted by Anne Rutherford

The Snow Queen: A Folk Opera

Directed by The Broken Planetarium

Written & Composed by Laura Dunn

One Off! – Completely Improvised One Act Plays

By Infinite Improv

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