Gerding Theater At The Armory, 128 Northwest 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209, United States



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Past Events

Monday, February 13, 2017 from 8am-5pm
A full-day Summit with speakers, performers and interactive experiences to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation for positive social, environmental, and economic impact.
Monday, March 2, 2015 from 7-10pm
“There’s no idea in the world that is not contained by black life. I could write forever about the black experience in America.” ~~ August Wilson Get ready to celebrate and elevate when an amazing group of talented high school students from across the Portland Metropolitan Area find their song through Wilson's unforgettable characters and words. Meet our Emcee: Star of Stage and Screen, and our very own Teaching Artist RUSSELL HORNSBY You know him as Detective Hank Griffin on the fantastical Portland-based show, GRIMM, but have you seen him in the critically-acclaimed ABC Family drama series LINCOLN HEIGHTS or on HBO’s IN TREATMENT? Did you know that on stage Hornsby originated the role of ‘Young Blood’ in August Wilson’s JITNEY and won both the Obie and Drama Desk Awards for ensemble work. He moved on to play leading roles in the production of Lynn Nottage’s ‘Intimate Apparel’ starring opposite Viola Davis, starred in the New York Off Broadway revival of KING HEDLEY II and the August Wilson Century Cycle Series at the Kennedy Center. Most recently, Hornsby made his Broadway debut alongside Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in August Wilson’s FENCES. Beginning in our inaugural year in 2014, Russell Hornsby was our special guest teaching artist. He has continued to coach students for the 2015 season. AWMC students know him as someone who gets up very close and personal, asks for stillness, asks for an understanding and appreciation of Wilson’s poetry and music. Live DJ! So when we asked Russell to Emcee the Portland Regional Finals, he insisted on making this a full-on cultural celebration of words and music. “The music, along with Wilson’s words, take us on the journey of our culture,” said Hornsby. “We’ve got the blues, jazz, R&B, to hip hop. That brings us up to date.” WE ARE KEEPING IT LIVE! A CELEBRATION OF THE STUDENTS, THE PLAYWRIGHT, THE MUSIC AN ELEVATION OF OUR COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS. IT’S FREE General admission. No reserved seating. All tickets will be held at Will Call. For more information: For tickets, go to