Portland Civic Theatre Guild
Recent Unsettling Events
By Andrea Stolowitz
Directed by Bobby Bermea
FESTIVAL DATES: Feb 4 @10:30am; Feb 5 @ 7:30pm
VENUE: The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza
1785 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland OR 97232
TICKETS: $10 Feb 4, $15 Feb 5
BUY TICKETS: fertilegroundpdx.org | at the door
Portland Civic Theatre Guild’s 2020 New Play Winner, Recent Unsettling Events centers on a small liberal college that erupts in protests over its required Western Civilization class. As the fights intensify and the entire campus takes sides, the complexities of identity politics, the limits of free speech, and the consequences of preserving the status quo are examined. Andrea’s plays have been developed and presented nationally at theatres such as The Long Wharf, The Cherry Lane, and New York Stage and Film. She has won the Angus Bowmer Oregon Book Award for drama three times for her plays Antarktikos, Ithaka, and Successful Strategies. Recent Unsettling Events is a Table| Room |Stage commission from Artists Repertory Theatre. In addition to its Portland reading as part of the 2020 Fertile Ground Festival, the play will have a weeklong public showing and workshop in New York City this spring. Andrea will be holding a writing workshop at Artists Rep with Recent Unsettling Events. Director Bobby Bermea is a multi-talented actor, director and producer. He holds multiple Drammy Awards including Actor in a Leading Role (The Brother Sister Plays, Portland Playhouse), and Actor in a Supporting Role (Fences, Portland Playhouse and A Raisin in the Sun, Artists Rep). He is co-artistic director of The Beirut Wedding World Theatre Project, a proud member of Sojourn Theatre, and a founding member of Badass Theatre Company, and has worked in theatres from New York to Honolulu