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Actor Andrea White, Voices of Our Elders
Actor Andrea White, Voices of Our Elders

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Maybe It’s Because…(I’m So Versatile)

Stories by the artists at p:ear, creatively mentoring homeless youth

Directed by Angie Collins
Facilitated by Ann Singer
Venue: p:ear 338 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

Festival Dates: Jan 31, Feb. 1 @ Time: 6:00 pm
Tickets: $10 general, $7 student/seniors
Purchase tickets online at www.fertilegroundpdx.org
Manage your pass at www.boxofficetickets.com or email fertileground@boxofficetickets.com

Maybe It’s Because…(I’m So Versatile)written and performed by youth from p:ear–street kids, youth on the edge, transitional youth– will give Portland audiences a glimpse into their world as they reveal the issues closest to their hearts through poetry, song, comedy and mushroom omelets.

The Stories Series returns to the Fertile Ground stage with yet another controversial group presenting more ground breaking topics, continuing to intrigue audiences as they have throughout the last five years. Well Arts Youth Program partners with p:ear, a safe space where homeless and transitional youth are mentored through educational, artistic and recreational programs to bring you closer to the issues effecting youth who experience homelessness. Audiences are invited into p:ear where this dynamic group hangs out, for an evening as they perform their stories.

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2015 Season

We’re so excited to be offering the following projects as we head into 2015:
▪ “Stories from p:ear” written and performed by homeless youth through a partnership with p:ear, performing during the Fertile Ground Festival in January 2015.
▪ “Fierce Love”, stories written by mothers caregiving for children with Cerebral Palsy, through a partnership with United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon and SW Washington, workshops starting November 2014 and performing in March 2015.
▪ “Coming out of the Shadows“ written by veterans surviving military sexual trauma, with Returning Veterans Project and Wise Counsel and Comfort, workshops starting January 2015, performing in May 2015.
▪ “Reunion Writers” stories written by Well Arts Participants from 2000–2010, performing in June 2015.



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Updated on 2014-12-17T01:02:28+00:00, by wellarts.