10th Anniversary Halloween Spectacular! Oct 31st 4 & 6 pm.

Featuring the Works of Edgar Allan Poe

WRW celebrates our 10th Anniversary with “An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe!” The master works of the master of the macabre. Selections include “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “Hop-Frog,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee.” Classic radio adaptations, a new adaptation by William S. Gregory and the Vox Poetry stylings of Eric Hull. Live music performed by Galen Huckins and the Filmusik All Stars. Event Stylist Kate Dineen. Performed live by The Willamette Radio Workshop! Winners of 9 National Audio Drama Awards.
Performed at the McMenamins Kennedy School!  Live Radio shows at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Free Trick or Treating from 4:30 ’til 6:30 p.m.; All ages welcome; kids with adults only please.

Bring your kids-in-costume for trick or treating so you enjoy a handcrafted ale, wine or spirit as you wander the halls together! Afterwards (before they get too far into their bags of loot), have dinner at the Courtyard Restaurant, which has a kids’ menu — nothing like a grilled cheese sandwich or a corn dog followed up with candycandycandyyeeahhhh!!!!!

After trick-or-treating, check out two free performances of “An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe” performed by Willamette Radio Workshop. The shows will begin at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. CDs of past performances and the work of other local Audio Dramatists will be available for purchase at the show.


Alyson Osborn,James Dineen, Sarah Rea, Bruce Miles and Sam A. Mowry. Sam A. Mowry is the producer and director. Joe Medina is indispensable. Cynthia J. McGean is our Dramaturge. Rob Kowal is Associate Producer of the Workshop. David Ian & Dino de AElfweald- Foley Artists and Designers. Galen Huckins– Musical Director/Composer.

Special thanks to Jamie Lawson and Joe Medina/ Afterhell, Dry Smoke and Whispers, Martin J. Gallagher, Atticus Welles Mowry, Jerrel McQuen, Claudine Hemminway, Tapestry Theater and Judy Straasland, Filmusik, PDX Classical Revolution and all our families and friends who make this possible.

We are also proud to be a part of the Transcontinental Terror: An Express Train to Audio Horror. Our submission this year will be the Mercury Theater on the Air’s first program, DRACULA by Bram Stoker, adapted by Orson Welles and John Houseman.

This is the single largest event in the world of audio theater, and the only time each year a group of independent producers unite to create a whopping five hours of original programming. And you can hear it all hear on Halloween night—Monday, October 31st, 2011. In addition to WRW, contributing production companies include:

Poetry Off the Page

VOX LogoVOX: A Spoken-Word Chorus Presents Poetry Off The Page

Some of Portland’s finest actors and singers present an ingenious evening of poetry in performance. VOX, a unique spoken-word chorus, performs poetry as music. Phrased by actor and director Eric Hull, and selected with the guidance of poet and PSU professor Michele Glazer, the poems are arranged much like a musical score. The results express the natural music of the poetry through vocal performance. Download an audio sample at www.voxpdx.com .

Selections include “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” by Dylan Thomas, the luscious love poem “She Walks In Beauty” by Lord Byron and “Hate Poem” by Julie Sheehan. Ursula Le Guin’s “Angel”‘ is also on the bill. There is also a medley of poems by William Stafford and Kim Stafford.

This is the third VOX performance. The chorus is building on successful productions last spring and winter. VOX audiences experience poetry in performance from a fresh, unforgettable perspective.

7:30 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, April 16 – 18 and 23 – 25
The Waterbrook Studio
2109 N. Albina #108
Portland, OR 97227
Tickets: $10 – 15 at the door
Info: www.voxpdx.com

Poets: Dylan Thomas, Gertrude Stein, Michele Glazer, William Stafford, Kim Stafford, Maya Angelou, Li-Young Lee, Lord Byron, Cornelius Eady, Omar Khayyam, and more.

Chorus: Gary Brickner-Schulz, Grant Byington, Adrienne Flagg, Theresa Koon, Sam A. Mowry, and Jamie Rea.

Poetry Arrangements: Eric Hull

Poeturge: Michele Glazer

Directions: Take N. Interstate Avenue to N. Tillamook. (Look for the “Poetry” sandwich boards.) Turn west onto the overpass. Follow Tillamook as it curves downhill. Turn right at the next street, Lewis. Turn right at the next street, Loring. You may park in the lot on the right. Enter on the corner of Loring and Albina.

VOX is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council and Work for Art.