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Diverse lineup at festival of new works

1/19/2016, 4:09 p.m.
The Portland-grown Fertile Ground Festival of New Works kicks off with dozens upon dozens of new artist works from Portland’s ...
"Buried Fire" and "Rogue Pack" both play this year at the annual Portland Fertile Ground Festival.

The Portland-grown Fertile Ground Festival of New Works kicks off with dozens upon dozens of new artist works from Portland’s teeming jungle of artists to perform on stages, nooks and crannies all over Portland for 11 days from Thursday, Jan. 21 to Sunday, Jan. 31.

With a wide variety of new producers, along with several returning companies, the 8th annual festival offers an astonishing breadth of creative work for the stage, including theater, dance, music, animation, circus, clowns and more.

“Portland is a fount of innovation and creativity, a place where new ideas thrive and creators are (almost literally) on every corner,” said Nicole Lane, Fertile Ground Festival director. “Likewise, Fertile Ground is an incubator for new works of art creation citywide, I’m continually surprised at the abundance and diversity of new ‘acts of creation’ by Portland artists, many of whom are producing their own work and taking a giant leap to share it with Fertile Ground audiences.”

All festival ticket information and event listings can be accessed through fertilegroundpdx.org. A printed Festival Guide is also available in many theatre lobbies around town including Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage and Portland’5 Centers for the Performing Arts, among others.