theatre vertigo's mission is to engage audiences through compelling, ensemble-driven theatre
with a focus on producing and developing new and rarely seen works.


opening tonight: carnivora

Carnivora by Matthew B. Zrebski

Opening Friday, January 20, Theatre Vertigo is proud to present Carnivora by Matthew B. Zrebski

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Wild Woods - An Eerie Winter Bash

Due to weather conditions on the 7th, Wild Woods has been rescheduled for January 29th at 7:30pm

Theatre Vertigo is kicking off 2017 in style! Join us on Saturday, January 29 for Wild Woods—where creepy winter wonderland meets glam downtown soiree. To celebrate Theatre Vertigo’s newly commissioned play, Carnivora, we invite you to explore the world of the macabre with a night of eerily wonderful entertainment and deliciously wicked beverages and hors d'oeuvres.

Enjoy performances by local theatre company, The Pulp Stage, tarot readings by Lisa Spiral Ducret, face painting by Portland favorite tattoo artist, Lindsey Chamberlain Strong, and musical entertainment by Hayley Lynn & Friends. Plus, don’t miss the one and only showing of a new, thrilling piece created by Matthew B. Zrebski, playwright and director of this winter’s play, Carnivora.

Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 at the door. So save a little cash this holiday season, and get your tickets now!

All proceeds benefit Theatre Vertigo’s 2016-2017 season of plays, including a newly commissioned work by a local Portland playwright.

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Wild Woods - Sunday, January 29, 7:30-10pm. 101 SW Main St, Portland, OR

Photography & design: Eric Evans

our 2016-2017 season

ASSISTANCE by Leslye Headland: For these young assistants, life is an endless series of humiliations at the hands of their hellacious boss, a powerful uber-magnate. In rare moments of calm when the phone calls stop rolling, Nick and Nora and their traumatized co-workers question whether all their work will lead to success—or just more work. Leslye Headland’s ASSISTANCE is a biting, high-octane satire about our attraction to power and what we’re willing to sacrifice to stay in its orbit.

Carnivora by Matthew B Zrebski: A woman awakes, screaming inside a burlap sack. She crawls out, bloody and battered to find she’s in a clearing in the Ozarks. She believes the world has ended, but remembers little. And so begins a nightmarish journey of discovery.  Mythical creatures, ghosts and memories haunt her as time leaps from past to future and back to present as she struggles to piece together the puzzle of her brutal reality. And now, she must make a decision that might affect the entire world. A savage, suspenseful and moving exploration, Carnivora exposes the desperation of the 21st Century as madness and beauty intertwine in this new era of uncharted territory for humanity... 

A Maze by Rob Handel: There are two kinds of mazes: the kind where you try to get through and out the other side, and the kind where you try to get to the center. A teenage girl recreates her identity after eight years held captive in a suburban basement; a band remakes itself post-rehab and post-hit-song; a self-taught artist gains a cult following for his 15,000- page comic book. Workshopped at JAW at PCS in 2010, we are proud to bring A Maze back to Portland for a full production.

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reading series

Love Scenes by Sara Jean Accuardi

Love Scenes by Sara Jean Accuardi
6 couples. 6 scenes. 1 apartment building. 24 hours. Ah, love.

Join us on Tuesday, January 31st at 7:30pm for our second staged reading of the season and learn more about Theatre Vertigo's next featured playwright.

Directed by Theatre Vertigo member Kristen Kraklow, and featuring members Nate Cohen and Kaia Maarja Hillier and Vertigo associate artist Emma Bridges.

To make a reservation, please contact us via email at or call us at (503) 482-8655

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Do you like what Theatre Vertigo has to offer? Do you want to be more involved in keeping us going, growing, and producing exciting new plays? The simplest way to help out is by making a donation, which you can you do right here! Theatre Vertigo is a registered 501(c)3, and all donations are tax deductible. Whether or not you give us some of your hard-earned cash, we appreciate you and everyone who supports us and theatre arts all over Portland. Thank you!

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