Asheville and Portland Meet at Robin Road

She’s a Portland girl, Courtenay Collins. Her partner in life and work, Tyrone Collins, is from Asheville, North Carolina. He traveled a lot before finally finding a home in the Northwest.  Many rich stories. On both sides. Let’s dig in.   Living the Intentional Life. I first got to know Tyrone and Courtenay when they […]

Backhouse Transcendental at Robin Road

Jeff Stovall has been in and out of Portland several times. Most recently a return just within the last two years. Raising his little ones. Creating a life that has family at center, and a creative company he has fashioned out of thin air. But life has had Jeff wander many different paths and places, […]

Heart Hunters Hit the Jackpot!

Where we live matters in unexpected ways when rolling the creative up that hill. Be it immersion in the endless dark, low, wet overcasts. Or the struggle to overcome endless blue sky and sun. Somewhere, the two meet. The dark and the light.   HEART HUNTERS AT ROBIN ROAD: PART TWO Last time Bri and Drew […]

Portland Center Stage at The Armory: Home for the Holidays

Grab those Holidaze while you can. Actor Darius Pierce, famed for several seasons of The Santaland Diaries, is back this year in The Second City’s A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens. Lots of improv and hijinx and, oh, shenanigans, ensue.     So many different characters emerge from this cast of 7. A perfect time to […]

Holiday Memories, Stories and Song

What is winter? What does winter mean in our lives? What is evocative of winter? These are only a few of the questions singer, storyteller, and actor Merideth Kaye Clark asked of herself as she created Winter Song together with Brandon Woolley.   OPENING THE DOOR TO EXPERIENCE AND MEMORY       Much like […]

Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles

What do we, as a community, a nation, as a family, as individuals, do when our political atmosphere is so charged that we are left only with a feeling of helplessness? Even hopelessness. So asks the actor, Sabina Zuniga Valera. Here’s a play, suggests Sabina, that gives us a sharp and microscopic look on a […]