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VOLCANO! Mount St. Helens in Art FEBRUARY 8 - MAY 17, 2020


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Learn about the actors onstage and people behind the scenes.

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Message from the Costume Designer As a costume designer (and former member of the Young Professional’s Company at Oregon Children’s Theatre!) I always look for innovative ways to bring stories to life on stage. At OCT, I’ve learned to engage all the senses of our audiences. Using bold design gestures that captivate, educate, and inspire our audiences to dream BIG! One of the great design opportunities that comes with working at OCT is the balance between authenticity and perspective. With Dragons Love Tacos, the challenge was transferring the well-known book to the stage in a way that let our actors tell the stories with their movements. As a team, we wanted to stay true to the original illustrations while adding some wild and unique creature details, so I focused on taking advantage of the shapes in ways that our actors would be able to use on stage. For example, when I first started sketching ideas on paper, I realized the sheer size of the red dragon would determine the scale of all the costumes. When you look at the book illustrations, you notice the length and long neck of the red dragon. This meant we had to determine a way to translate my

sketches into a lightweight costume that extended well past the size of a typical human! It was exciting to work with our team to determine how to build a costume of that size that did not inhibit the actor’s movement. Typically, when we create costumes, we don’t see them completed on the actors until close to the show opening. However, on this project, we worked early so the actors would have some added time to get used to manipulating the different pieces. This also allows the director and choreographer to discover new opportunities in the rehearsal room. Good design is just the beginning as all the elements—acting, choreography, lighting, music and scenery—all come together in the theater. Until we bring in the last and most important component: YOU! It’s been a wild delight to work on this show, and I hope you enjoy Dragons Love Tacos as much as I have!


Sydney Dufka Costume Designer


THE JOURNAL OF BEN UCHIDA: CITIZEN 13559 503.228.9571 This show uses historically accurate language (from the 1940s/WWII), including racial slurs, and bias-motivated violence. Additionally, the play contains visual imagery and indirect references to suicide in the concentration camp. The word suicide is not used in the play, nor is the act dramatized or seen on stage.

Feb. 29-Mar. 22, 2020 Winningstad Theatre Recommended for ages 10 & up





THE YOUNG PERSON’S GUIDE TO THE ORCHESTRA We’ll spirit the young audience away for a musical adventure inside the orchestra with Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. But we promise to bring them back with smiles on their faces! Norman Huynh, conductor Tickets start at $11

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BY ERNIE NOLAN JANUARY 18–FEBRUARY 16, 2020 | NEWMARK THEATRE Based on the book by Adam Rubin with illustrations by Daniel Salmieri Published by Penguin Group Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences

Director Jessica Wallenfels

Choreographer Maria Tucker

Scenic Designer Emily Wilken

Costume Designer Sydney Dufka

Lighting Designer Jennifer Lin

Sound Designer Rory Breshears

Projection Designer Alan Cline


Stage Manager Emily Trimble



The video or audio recording of this performance by any means is strictly prohibited. ARTSLANDIA.COM


HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Mazaher “Lilwa” Al-Nouri Mila Bednarek Vivian Ellis Lewis Foote Nora Foote Hazel Godfrey Keely Grand Miles Grand Piper Hay Calvin May Amara Paulson Eliana Penkin Mimi Sheldon Fiona Tamanaha Franny Fuller Tyrrill Emma Voge Odessa Zollenkopf

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CAST (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER) Luke Alden+. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boy Celia Castillo-Torres*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue Dragon Justin Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Man in Suit/Moxy Clean/Telenovela Character Raphael Likes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Red Dragon Peyton McCandless. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . White Dragon Ashley Mellinger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dog Tess Raunig. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yellow Dragon Phillip Wells+. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boy +

The role of Boy will be performed by Phillip Wells on Saturdays and Luke Alden on Sundays.

PRODUCTION CREW Morgan Yeates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Technical Director Emily Horton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe Manager Shannon Cramer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Props Master & Puppet Consultant Harlan Whitman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Puppet Consultant Ian Anderson-Priddy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Electrician Amanda Vander Hyde . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Stage Manager

NEWMARK THEATRE HOUSE CREW John Rourke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Carpenter & Head of House Danny Cook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Flyman Duane Rodakowski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Sound Engineer Lorrin Sly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Electrician Stage labor for this production is provided by IATSE Local 28. The January 25, 2:00pm performance will be sign interpreted by Don Coates. *Indicates a member of the Young Professionals Company at Oregon Children’s Theatre. For more information, visit

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Luke Alden is excited to be performing for the first time with Oregon Children’s Theatre. A native of Portland, Oregon, he has trained with OCT, Acting for Kids & Teens, and Northwest Children’s Theater, where he will be performing this spring as part of their Kids Company. Luke’s other work includes television appearances such as Documentary Now! and Z Nation, several short films, and Portland filmmaker Jon Garcia’s upcoming feature, Strictly for the Birds. Luke has been acting since the third grade and wants to send a shout out to his family for supporting him every step of the way!


Celia is thrilled to be performing in her first show with Oregon Children’s Theatre! Celia is a sophomore at Arts and Communication Magnet Academy where she studies dance and theater, and was Heather Duke in their most recent production of Heathers. She was also most recently seen as Rosalia in Stumptown’s West Side Story, and as a Squirelle in NWCT’s Elephant and Piggie’s We are in a Play! She would like to thank her Mom and the rest of her family for being so supportive.


Man in Suit/Moxy Clean/ Telenovela Character Justin Charles is a bilingual Latinx transplant to Portland, who originally hails from East Texas and has traveled the country since studying theater forensics at The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) participating in various activities. Thy is generally a teaching artist within, however, now appears onstage with Oregon Children’s Theatre, and is particularly interested in the use of imagination within this story-sharing endeavor. Justin has recently collaborated with Fuse Theatre Ensemble, Bag & Baggage, Theatre Vertigo, Portland Center Stage, Oregon Zoo, Milagro, Merry-GoRound Playhouse, MadCap Puppets, Cortland Repertory Theatre, Western

Playhouse, and spends time writing, expanding résumé skills, crafting jokes, and developing fictional band names. Justin is an avid reader, commemorative stamp collector, music lover, and suffers from restless-leg syndrome. Thy would like to continue to pursue a life of creativity in the arts.


Peyton McCandless is delighted to be in her first show at Oregon Children’s Theatre. Recent performances in Portland include Sir Cupcake’s Queer Circus Goes to Another Dimension (Sir Cupcake’s Queer Circus), Undine, The White Hound of the North, The Skin Coat (Speculative Drama), The Romeo and Juliet Project, and Pride and Prejudice (Enso Theatre Ensemble). In her former home of Minneapolis, she performed with Transatlantic Love Affair, Theatre Pro Rata, Theatre Unbound, and Freshwater Theatre. Peyton teaches at Northwest Children’s Theater and School, and is a certified practitioner of Global Somatics™, an embodiment practice integrating mind, body, and energy.


This is Raphael’s second show with Oregon Children’s Theatre, having just appeared in Me…Jane as Rusty the Dog and other pack members. He was born and raised in the Portland area, a true Oregonian! He’s performed in local productions of Footloose, Rock of Ages, Soul Harmony, Smokey Joes Cafe, In the Heights, Shrek The Musical, The Toxic Avenger, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and many more! Raphael is hoping to further his training in New York in the near future. He would like to thank his friends and family, especially his parents for their tremendous support. Thank you for coming to Dragons Love Tacos, and I hope you enjoy the show!


Ashley is stoked to make her debut with Oregon Children’s Theatre! Local credits include Redwood

(Portland Center Stage at the Armory); Persephone (Bedrock Theatre); The Most Massive Woman Wins (Deep End Theatre); Night Shift (Profile Theatre 24-Hour Playfest); Girl v. Troll (CoHo Lab Production). Other credits include Volupté (World Theater Lab); Spring Awakening, Balm in Gilead, and The Darger Projects (Marilyn Monroe Theatre). She studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute and Stonestreet Film Studios and has a BFA from NYU. This performance is for her last dog, Auggie. You can have all the tacos you want, bud.

TESS RAUNIG Yellow Dragon

Tess Raunig is so excited to be making their Oregon Children’s Theatre debut! Previously, they were seen as Buck in Teenage Dick at Artists Repertory Theatre. Other recent credits include The Poet’s Shadow, a collaborative world premiere rock opera, between PHAME Academy and Portland Opera, and Again and Again, a short film produced by the Couch Film Collective. When they aren’t acting, Tess works as a teaching artist at PHAME. They also play in the band Sasha and The Children, named after their fur baby, Sasha kitty. They wish to thank their friends, family, and community.


Phillip is thrilled to be making his Oregon Children’s Theatre debut! He is a homeschooler who loves singing, dancing, acting, Legos, books, Disneyland and his five siblings. Recent professional productions include Mary Poppins (Michael Banks – PAMTA Nomination) and Peter Pan (Michael Darling) at Northwest Children’s Theater, Sweeney Todd (Tobias Ragg) at Enlightened Theatrics, Matilda (Eric) and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Charlie Bradley) at Lakewood Theater Company, A Christmas Carol (Various Roles) at Portland Playhouse, Annie Get Your Gun (Little Jake) at The Elsinore, and Gypsy (Newsboy) at Broadway Rose Theater Company. Thanks to the directors, his family, and God. James 3:17.




Jessica Wallenfels is a freelance director/ choreographer and educator. Recent projects have included The Wolves at Portland Playhouse and direction/ choreography of Into the Woods at Broadway Rose. She co-directed Everybody at Artists Repertory Theatre, and Scarlet at Portland Playhouse. She creates new work that is music and movement driven with her company, Many Hats Collaboration. Selected choreography credits include the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and Portland Center Stage. Jessica teaches acting at Mt. Hood Community College as well as devising for the Portland Playhouse apprentice program. She holds a BFA from California Institute of the Arts and an MFA in directing from the University of Portland.

MARIA TUCKER Choreographer

Maria is excited to be working with Oregon Children’s Theatre! Selected choreographic credits include Royal Caribbean Productions, Busch Gardens, Northwest Dance Theatre, Broadway Rose Theatre Company and Opera Theatre of the Rockies. She received her training at the University of Arizona School of Dance and Gus Giordano Dance Chicago. She has been seen performing locally onstage in Cats, West Side Story (BRTC), Spamalot and Singin’ In The Rain (Lakewood). “Thanks to Jessica Wallenfels and the OCT team for the opportunity to create!”

EMILY WILKEN Scenic Designer

Emily’s work has been seen locally with Action/Adventure Theatre, Artists Repertory Theatre, Beirut Wedding World Theatre Project, Broadway

Rose, Coho Productions, Corrib Theatre, Enlightened Theatrics, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Lincoln High School, Milagro Theatre, Monmouth Independence Community Arts Association, Northwest Classical Theatre Company, Portland Playhouse, Profile Theatre, Theatre 33, Theatre Vertigo, Third Rail Repertory Theatre, and Valley Repertory Theatre. Recognitions include PAMTA’s Outstanding Scenic Design for Trails with Broadway Rose Theatre Company (2018) and a Drammy for Outstanding Achievement in Properties Design for Men on Boats with Third Rail Repertory Theatre (2018).


Costume Designer Sydney Dufka Forchielli is a visual storyteller and costume designer from Arch Cape Oregon. She is interested in exploring the motivation of characters through the details in the clothing. Educated in Chicago and based on both coasts, Sydney spends her time jet setting across the continental 48 with

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CREATIVE TEAM her husband Anthony Dufka Forchielli. Select credits include Translation of Likes directed by Ron OJ Parson at DePaul, Fences directed by Lou Bellamy at Portland Playhouse, and Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed directed by Stan Foote at Oregon Children’s Theatre. In addition to designing Sydney assists the Costume Shop Manager at Portland Center Stage. Upcoming projects include Peter and the Star Catcher at Pennsylvania Youth Theatre, The Corrido of the San Patricios and The Living Life of Daughter Mira at Milagro Theatre. Sydney holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Costume Design from The Theatre School at DePaul University where she studied under Nan CibulaJenkins. See more of Sydney’s work at


Lighting Designer Jennifer Lin is a freelance lighting designer and stage technician who has been working behind the scenes for Portland theater, opera, and dance since 2008. She attended Portland State University and in 2007 received The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival’s Achievement Award for her lighting design for PSU’s production of Electra. Her designs have spanned a wide range of venues, disciplines and styles, from site-specific dance (Re/Activate at Wieden + Kennedy) to innovative opera in bars (Opera Theatre Oregon’s The Medium at the Someday Lounge) to children’s theater (Oregon Children’s Theatre’s Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly). Jennifer is a core-company member of Third Rail Repertory Theatre, and a member of IATSE local 28. Recent projects include Mother Come Home (Third Rail Repertory Theatre), The Evolve Project (The August Wilson Red Door Project), and Miss Bennett— Christmas at Pemberly. Upcoming projects include Incognito (Third Rail), and The Journal of Ben Uchida (Oregon Children’s Theatre).


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CREATIVE TEAM Continued from page 11

Alan is a video artist, designer and engineer living and working in Portland. His work has been seen with Artist’s Repertory Theatre, Profile Theatre, Theatre Vertigo, Third Rail Repertory, and others. He has been delighted to work with the lovely and talented group of artists at Oregon Children’s Theatre for his third production with the company.

worked at Bag&Baggage Productions, Broadway Rose, and Corrib Theatre, and is a current core member of Original Practice Shakespeare. Emily is thrilled to be working for OCT, having previously stage managed Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, Ella Enchanted, Frog & Toad, Cassius Clay, Judy Moody, Flora & Ulysses, and most recently—Me…Jane: the Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall. In her free time, Emily enjoys rock climbing, crocheting, and hanging with her cat. Special thanks to her mom for generally being awesome.



Emily Trimble earned her BA from The University of Texas at Dallas, and spent several years working in Dallas after graduation. In Dallas she worked at Dallas Children’s Theatre, WaterTower Theatre, Nouveau 47, and Undermain Theatre as a Stage Manager and an Assistant Stage Manager. Previously in Portland she has

Morgan was the Assistant Technical Director at James Madison University from 2010 to 2014. She has a Master’s Degree in Technical Production from The University of Memphis. She has also studied Technical Theater at Linfield College, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree.


Projection Designer

Stage Manager

Technical Director


Wardrobe Manager In addition to multiple productions with Oregon Children’s Theatre, Emily’s other credits include seven seasons with Third Rail Rep, Michael Curry Design fiber artist, as well as multiple productions with Artists Rep and Portland Playhouse. Emily holds a BFA in Costume Design and Construction from Webster University in Saint Louis, Missouri, as well as a certificate in technical theater from PCPA Theaterfest.


Shannon Cramer is a professional fabricator who graduated from the University of Oregon with a BS in Art, focusing on painting and sculpture. This is Shannon’s first production with Oregon Children’s Theatre. For the last half-decade Shannon has worked on live theater and event props and sets for clients like Universal Studios Hollywood, Hennessy, and numerous smaller companies. Shannon grew up

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CREATIVE TEAM doing theater in Bend, OR, and continued to work in theater while in college, most notably on Metamorphoses and The Music Man. Shannon lives in Portland with her boyfriend Rob, and their dog Bentley, and she would like to thank Rob and her family for all of their love and support.

AMANDA VANDER HYDE Assistant Stage Manager

A graduate of Western Oregon University with a BFA in Technical Production, Amanda Vander Hyde is a current freelance stage manager in the Portland theater scene. She works as a Production and Stage Manager for the likes of CoHo, Triangle, Portland Actor’s Conservatory, Many Hats Collaboration, and Chapel Theatre. She also works as the Volunteer Coordinator and resident Stage Manager at the Majestic Theatre. She is very excited to return to Oregon Children’s Theatre after previously stage managing last season. She wants to thank her partner for putting up with her late hours and constant busyness.

MARCELLA CROWSON Interim Artistic Director

Marcella is the Interim Artistic Director at OCT. She was fortunate to be steeped in theater from a young age, growing up in Ashland, Oregon. She played a variety of aliens, old ladies and narrators in her early years—an auspicious beginning to what would become a career in theater spanning 30 years. For OCT, she has directed Me…Jane: the Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall, Jason & the Argonauts, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show (Drammy Award Winner for Outstanding Achievement in Puppetry), Flora & Ulysses, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Timmy Failure, Zombie in Love (Drammy Award Winner for Best Director of a Musical), The Stinky Cheese Man, The Storm in the Barn, A Wrinkle in Time, On the Eve of Friday Morning, Dis/Troy, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. Marcella has had the great privilege of working for such theaters as Oregon Shakespeare Festival,

Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Portland Center Stage, CoHo Productions, Live on Stage, Oregon Repertory Theatre, and Eugene Festival of Musical Theatre, among others. She is on the board of Theatre for Young Audiences/USA.


Managing Director Ross has served as Oregon Children’s Theatre’s Managing Director since 2008. He has over three decades of experience in planning, financial analysis, communications, and fundraising for nonprofits and public institutions. Prior to joining OCT, Ross worked as a writer and an independent fundraising and planning consultant specializing in arts and cultural organizations. He is proud to support OCT’s powerful mission of transforming lives through exceptional theater experiences, and excited about the company’s future in serving our community.

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Bravo Bunch! We give a huge standing ovation to our supporters who have consistently donated to Oregon Children’s Theatre over the past decade. These donors sustain our vision of a world where all children have the opportunity to learn and grow through the arts. Please join us in thanking them for their humbling and continuous generosity. David O. Adams Bill & Margaret Antilla Alison Bailey & Chris Lowry Dani Baldwin & Tim Ferkel D.D Bartelt James Bartroff & Marci Clark Ann Brayfield & Joe Emerson Howard Brockman & Anita King Stephanie BurchfieldPam Caldwell Marcella Crowson Sahni Denton Jean Edmison Kristine Emberlin Mary E. Flaschner Fagan Stan Foote Rosalie Goodman Yasodha Gopal & Todd Caulfield Molly & Jonathan Haynes Maureen Huntley Kyle Iboshi & Laura Thalacker Jessie Jonas Eric & Doris Kimmel Joyce & Stanley Loeb The Lombardozzi Family Randy & Teri Lund Hugh Mackworth & Josie Mendoza Roger & Teresa Michaelis William Mitchell & Rebecca Wusz The Murawski-Demarest Family Helle Nathan Carleen Nesinack Gay Otey Laurence Overmire & Nancy McDonald Glennellen Pace Rebecca & Felipe Semper Gordon & Sondra Pearlman Stanley & Susanne Penkin Bobbie Regan & Barrett Stambler Robin Remmick & Ross McKeen Wendy & Steve Rudman Roger Scarbrough & Robyn Williams Kyle & Sophia Spencer Emma Stewart & Ethan Thompson Nancy Stevens Marilyn & Gene Stubbs Arline Toates The Walker Family Heidi & Mark Wilcox Carl & Heather Wilson Delores Wilson




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MAKE YOUR OWN SALSA Enjoy your own Taco Tuesday with this dragon-approved salsa recipe!

FURTHER READING Our friends at Green Bean Books have curated a book list for further reading about Dragonology, tacos, and more!

Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel by Adam Rubin

Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons by Ernest Drake

Apocalypse Taco by Nathan Hale

Dragon Masters (Series) by Tracey West

How to Train Your Dragon (Series) by Cressida Cowell

Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires


by Oliver Jeffers

After the Fall by Dan Santat

Ingredients: • 4 large plum tomatoes (about 1 pound), diced (to yield 2 cups) • ¼ cup chopped white onion • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro • 2 teaspoons minced jalapeno (remove seeds for less heat) • 1½ teaspoons fresh lime juice • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste) • 1 small garlic clove, minced

Directions: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. If you want your homemade salsa to have a smoother texture—more like jarred—pulse half the salsa in a food processor, then combine it with the remaining chunky half. Cover tightly and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Source: Real Simple Magazine

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PORTLAND’5 CENTERS FOR THE ARTS FOUNDED IN 1988, Oregon Children’s Theatre (OCT) is Oregon’s largest nonprofit professional theater for young audiences. OCT’s mission is to create exceptional theater experiences that transform lives. OCT believes theater and storytelling can educate, empower, inspire, and entertain in remarkable ways. OCT annually reaches 120,000 children, parents, and educators from more than 18 Oregon and four Washington counties. OCT offers a year-round Acting Academy for students ages 3-18 and the unique Young Professionals mentoring program. The company also offers a range of services to schools and the community, including teacher professional development, resource guides, Loud & Clear (a public speaking workshop), an extensive outreach program, and student internship and apprenticeship opportunities. Under the shared vision of healthier kids and communities, Kaiser Permanente Northwest and OCT are delivering free Educational Theatre Programs to schools and community organizations in Oregon and SW Washington. This innovative collaboration helps catalyze healthy life choices. Through free touring productions, residencies, workshops and after-school programs, the Educational Theatre Program has served over 400,000 students since its inception in 2006. Oregon Children’s Theatre is a resident company of the Portland’5 Centers for the Arts and a member of Theatre Communications Group, TYA/USA, Travel Portland, and ASSITEJ, the international children’s theater association.

Portland’5 Centers for the Arts includes the Keller Auditorium, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, and Antoinette Hatfield Hall, comprising the Newmark Theatre, Dolores Winningstad Theatre, and Brunish Theatre. All are public facilities owned by the City of Portland and managed by Metro through the Metropolitan Exposition-Recreation Commission. Each year approximately one million people attend more than 1,000 performances in these facilities.

Metro Lynn Peterson, Metro Council President

Portland’5 Centers for the Arts Robyn Williams, CVE, Executive Director Julie Bunker, Director of Operations Brian Wilson, Director of Event Services Stephanie Viegas Dias, Director of Ticket Services Heather Wilton, Director of Programming, Booking & Marketing Riley Hartman, pacificwild, General Manager

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City of Portland Ted Wheeler, Mayor

Metropolitan ExpositionRecreation Commission Karis Stoudamire-Phillips, Chair Ray Leary Deidra Krys-Rusoff, Secretary-Treasurer John Erickson, Vice-Chair Damien Hall Dañel Malán Deanna Palm Scott Cruickshank, Visitor Venues General Manager

Greg Brown Jim Brunberg Gus Castaneda, Chair Elisa Dozono Susan Hartnett Greg Heinze Antonio Lara Gary Maffei Susan Nielsen Brian Sanders Daniel A. Sullivan George Taylor Richard Wattenberg

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FRIENDS FROM OREGON’S PAST The next time you visit the Oregon Historical Society, be sure to check out History Hub – our exhibit for kids! Here, you will see some Oregon friends from the past. Friends make our lives special.

LOOK CAREFULLY at the photo of these two boys from Salem in 1906. (Wow! That’s more than 100 years ago!) What sport did they play? How can you tell?

(See answer at the bottom of the page). Two boys in uniforms, Salem, Oregon. OHS Research Library, bb014528

LOOK CAREFULLY at this photo of a classroom from about 75 years ago (this is about when your grandparents were in school). Does this classroom look like your classroom? How is it different? How is it similar?

Which classroom would you prefer and why? Willis Andrew Williams teaches a class at Failing School in Southwest Portland ca. 1952. He was also the vice principal at that school. OHS Research Library, bb001715

Answer: The friends are grasping leather baseball gloves and are wearing white baseball uniforms.

Find these photos of friends in the Oregon Historical Society’s History Hub exhibit. Admission is free every day to members and Multnomah County residents! Oregon Historical Society | 1200 SW Park Ave. Portland, OR 97205 | | 503.222.1741




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Let's make tacos for the party! Fill in the blanks with the answers. Sound out the words in each language. Mandarin 龙 long Spanish el dragón Japanese 龍 ryu

MEAT Mandarin 肉 rou Spanish la carne Japanese 肉 niku

Mandarin 奶酪 nai lao Spanish el queso Japanese チーズ chiizu

Mandarin 番茄 fan qie

Mandarin 生菜 sheng cai Spanish la lechuga Japanese レタス retasu

e S ar y O C TA in an s taco uage! lang

Spanish el tomate Japanese トマト tomato

Mandarin 盛会 shenghui Spanish la fiesta Japanese パーティー party



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