Fertile Ground Festival


What is Erotic?

Women talking Sex: A Collaborative Take on Eleanor O’Brien’s What is Erotic? “What is Erotic to you?” was posed to the audience in a closing song and dance number at a performance of [Read On…]

A Home For the Night

There is one scene in Saturday night’s Maybe it’s Because…(I’m So Versatile) workshop performance that made me remember something I hadn’t recalled in a while. It’s not one specific, singular memory, because the occurrence [Read On…]

Gender Studies

Cassandra Boice’s Gender Tree sparks a conversation many here in Portland want to have. Imagine descending a small flight of stairs into a hallway partially illuminated by quivering fluorescent lights. Alright, they aren’t actually [Read On…]

The Tracks of Truth and Lies

at a crossing, past and present collide in Nancy Moss’s Deception. The opening scene of Nancy Moss’s new play, Deception, introduces us to Anne Winter just as she is receiving a surprise [Read On…]

down: The Rabbit Hole

“I feel like I’m dissolving.” Clarity is a residence that we can’t always make out from a distance. It assembles itself sometimes only when we’ve exhausted the trail leading up to it. We know it’s there. [Read On…]