Community Engagement

Join an AGE Affinity Group. AGE offers unique group experiences that provide rich opportunities to engage in the arts and social justice.

Upcoming Events

WoC Collective: Calling Theatre Artists of Color Under 30!

Calling theatre artists of color under 30 of all gender identities and all theatrical disciplines! AGE’s Women of Color in PDX Theatre Collective presents a gathering to serve all young artists of color entering Portland’s professional theatre scene.

Join us for a discussion with veteran artists: Jennifer Lanier and Cristi Miles, regarding the challenges and rewards we all face as theatrical artists. The event and discussion are led exclusively by women of color and will prioritize the nuanced experiences of the most underrepresented individuals in our community.

Saturday, March 23, 2019    |     3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We Can Listen: The Future is Fluid

We Can Listen: The Future is Fluid
Developing Fluency in a Nonbinary World
Doors at 6:30pm | Show at 7pm | All Ages | Free to Public

What does it mean to be transgender? What is the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity? Why is transgender equality so important?

Let’s move forward together to a future that is fluid. This event is co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Advance Gender Equity in the Arts (AGE),TransActive Gender Center, and the Oregon Commission for Women. It is free to the public and is appropriate for all ages.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019    |     7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

MUTHALAND: by Minita Gandhi

Presented by Advance Gender Equity in the Arts (AGE)
Sponsored by Jayne and Stephen Lovell

“The bravest, most socially relevant theatre I’ve seen to date.”
-Audience Review

Three shows only! April 18, 19, 20, 2019
Thursday and Friday 7:30 pm, Saturday 2:00 pm Matinee

Reserve your tickets now: Oregon Contemporary Theatre
541-465-1506 | www.octheatre.org

Advanced Conversations:
This is an affinity space for people who identify as womxn in the second half of their life. Are you interested in exploring what it means to advance in age, wisdom, and experience while opportunities for recognition become fewer? Join us for meaningful conversations and programs. Together we can support, validate, empower, and encourage new discoveries. Please sign up on this page if you are interested in participating and/or hosting an Advanced Conversation.

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New House Group:
AGE welcomes those who identify in the first half of life to join the AGE New House Group.  We engage a younger audience in discussions about  equity, diversity, and inclusion in theatre.  The New House Group makes theatre accessible, welcoming, and creates a space where art and social justice are the spotlight of our conversations. 
Come join us. Your voice is important. Be the New House of Portland theatre!

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Women of Color in PDX Theatre Collective:
A new collective centered on using theatre to empower the voices of women of color in Portland, Oregon.  The collective will pair early career artists with veterans in the field for mentorship opportunities, connect its members through online spaces and monthly meet-ups, and create a staged reading for an inter-generational audience in April, 2019.  All women of color working or volunteering in PDX theatre are welcome to join!  The collective is facilitated by a queer woman of color and prioritizes the experiences of: black women, indigenous women, queer women, trans women, undocumented women, and women with disabilities.

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