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Featured Artist: Nomadic Theatre Co

by August 19, 2015 » Add the first comment.

We recently caught up with Michael O’Neill of Nomadic Theatre Co, a veteran Young Audiences ensemble of 11 years! Together with Sarah Liane Foster and Heather Pearl, Nomadic Theatre Co offers a residency in physical theater, movement and circus skills as well as three fast-paced, fun and educational performances. Looking for a performance for Women’s History month […]

Featured Artist: Subashini Ganesan

by June 9, 2015 » Add the first comment.

Teacher, dancer, maker-of-happenings and opportunities: Subashini Ganesan has the rare ability to juggle 100 projects without ever forgetting to smile, say hello, and ask how you are doing. As a teaching artist, Suba has worked with Young Audiences since 2010, presenting residencies on her own and performances through her company Natya Leela Academy. If you […]

Featured Artist: Lin Lucas

by May 21, 2015 » Add the first comment.

While Lin Lucas is new to Young Audiences’ roster, he is no stranger to art making and has been a teaching artist since 1996. You might also recognize him from his work as an Arts Integration Coach for The Right Brain Initiative! After year of “admiring Portland from afar,” Lin made the move south from […]

June Teacher Workshops: Arts for Learning

by May 18, 2015 » Add the first comment.

Are you a 3rd-5th grade teacher and looking for an easy way to integrate the arts into reading and writing lessons for your students? Join Young Audiences in Portland and Salem for two upcoming trainings in the Arts for Learning Curriculum, an engaging literacy enrichment program that has been shown to improve important reading and […]

Live SET Student Showcase: Sunday, May 3

by April 29, 2015 » Add the first comment.

Following weeks of learning to set up mics, run cables, and work a mixing board like a seasoned pro, nine Portland teens will show off their live sound engineering skills in a free afternoon concert on Sunday, May 3 featuring rising St. Johns rap crew The Resistance, synth-pop outfit Fringe Class, and local luminary Edna […]

Building pARTnerships Through Community Connections: The Right Brain Initiative and the Art of Collaboration

by April 20, 2015 » Add the first comment.
King Elementary student masks

The Right Brain Initiative is a public-private partnership of schools, local government, private donors, and the cultural community, working together to make arts education accessible to every K-8 student in the Portland, Oregon tri-county region. Since launching in 2008, the Regional Arts & Culture Council has served as the Initiative’s Managing Partner with Young Audiences […]

Oh, What A Night!

by March 23, 2015 » Add the first comment.

Thank you again to everyone who joined us for Young Audiences’ A Night On The Town — and helped us to raise more than $120,000! Our Silver Sponsors, Barlow, the Sam and Sooky Goldman Charitable Foundation Inc., and West Coast Event Productions set the tone for a truly successful fundraiser. We hosted our event at Pure Space […]

Featured Artist: Oregon Trail Trio

by February 3, 2015 » Add the first comment.

With decades of teaching and playing experience, the three artists who comprise the Oregon Trail Trio have plenty of history to share. From the origins of the banjo to the culture of the Oregon Territory, members Mick Doherty (Hammer Dulcimer, Guitar, Vocals), Gayle Neuman (Fiddle, Banjo, Flageolet, Vocals), and Phil Neuman (Tuba, Flageolet, Serpent, Vocals), […]

Featured Artist: Korekara Taiko

by January 20, 2015 » Add the first comment.

Although Koreka Taiko is new to Young Audiences’ roster this year, chances are that if you’ve seen taiko on a stage or at a school near Portland, you’ve witnessed Co-Directors Michelle Fujii & Toru Watanabe in action. As the education wing of UNIT SOUZOU, Korekara Taiko brings the art of and energy of taiko to […]

Arts for Learning in Atlanta!

by January 14, 2015 » Add the first comment.

Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington is thrilled to be participating in the first Professional Learning Seminar at the Woodruff Arts Center, made possible in part by a JCPenney Cares Award. Hosted by the national Young Audiences Arts for Learning, the seminar will be attended by over 50 educators, teaching artists, school administrators, and […]