Advancing Gender Equity Through Action

Information about AGE-presented events and community outreach. See Photos here.


Join an AGE Affinity Group. Meant to foster a community around the arts, AGE offers unique group experiences that provide rich opportunities to engage, explore and discover together.

Current affinity groups being organized include:

New House Group: For people under 40 who may or may not have theatre experience but whose voices are important to the arts and to equity, diversity and inclusion.
Join the Facebook group.
Or join the group through the New House listserv.

Advancing Conversations: For persons who identify as women over 40 interested in exploring what it means to be advanced in age, experience, and wisdom while opportunities to be recognized become fewer.
Join the Facebook group.
Or join the group through the Advanced Conversations listserv.

Visit us on Facebook to sign up and learn more.


We are excited to share the October AGE affinity group events! Kick off our fall with these amazing opportunities!

AGE New House Group – Theatre & Food
Sunday, October 22
Sliding fee $10-25 pay-what-you-can
(Covers play & meal)

For those under 40 (or those who feel like they are), who may or may not have theatre experience but whose voices are important to the arts and to equity, diversity and inclusion.
Attend a performance of Shaking the Tree’s thought-provoking production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht, followed by a post-play discussion and meal at Associated.

Purchase your ticket by October 15.

AGE Advanced Conversations on the River
Saturday, October 28
Suggested donation $5-15 pay-what-you-can

Explore in a supportive environment what it means to advance in age, wisdom, and experience while opportunities for recognition become fewer.
Join us at Mikki Lipsey’s Riverhouse for guided conversations about being a woman in the second half of life. How can we be empowered to embrace obstacles and live life fully?

Registration is required. Space is limited.

If you cannot make a suggested donation, you are still welcome. Please contact to register.

Watch this space for future AGE events! And follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute event news and information.



June 26, 2017: 2017 AGE in the Arts Awards announcement at the 2016-17 Drammy Awards Celebration

June 24, 2017: Writing as Liberation – An Afternoon on the River Writing workshop with Bonnie Ratner & Josie Seid, 1:00-4:00pm

March 4 & 5, 2017: UBS 2017: Muthaland, solo show by Minita Gandhi; PSU Lincoln Hall (8pm, Sat, March 4; 2pm, Sun, March 5)

March 3-4, 2017: Unconscious Bias: Achieving Gender Equity Symposium (UBS 2017); Portland State University, Hoffman Hall, Smith Memorial Student Union


September 18, 2016: Andina AGE Benefit Dinner, 6:00-8:30pm, Andina Restaurant

June 27, 2016: 2016 AGE in the Arts Awards announcement at the 2015-2016 Drammy Awards Celebration

May 20 – June 5, 2016: Note to Self, Produced by Adrienne Flagg in association with Coho Theatre; Post-show talk backs with Jane Vogel.

May 14, 2016: The Late Now  – Talk Show, Jane Vogel featured guest, 8:00pm

March 6, 2016: , Chappati, Coho Theater; Post-show talk back panel with Jane Vogel following 2:00pm matinee

January 29, 2016: Hazardous Beauty – Staged Reading (Fertile Ground, Community Dream Productions), Portland Abbey Arts; Post-show talk back with Jane Vogel, 7:30pm

January 2016: Ophelia in Oblivion (Fertile Ground, Twysted Healing Sisters), Celebration Tabernacle; Post-show talk back with Jane Vogel

January 7, 2016: Jane Fellows as Emily Dickenson in The Belle of Amherst, Back Door Theatre; Post-show talk back with Jane Vogel; 7:30pm

January 11, 2016: AGE Showcase Benefit, Artists Repertory Theatre, 7:00pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)


November 8, 2015: Andina AGE Awards Benefit Dinner, Andina Restaurant, 6:00-8:30pm

September 25, 26, 27, 2015: AGE Workshop for Creative Women: Contact and Character; with Sarah Lucht and Jane Geesman

August 23, 2015: “The Women of Playwrights West” matinee talkback following 2pm matinee, Dear Galileo, CoHo Productions; Jane Vogel moderator

June 17, 2015: Brave New World: Achieving Gender Equity in the Performing Arts Panel Discussion, Oregon Humanities & Profile Theatre, 7:30pm

May 4, 2015: Age & Gender Equity in the Arts Launch Celebration, Portland Center Stage – The Armory, 6:30-8:30pm Info