Just Opened: In the Forest, She Grew Fangs

A review of Defunkt Theatre's season opener.


Arts & Books
High school is a jungle—and in Defunkt Theatre's In the Forest, She Grew Fangs, sometimes literally so. Stephen Spotswood’s play follows two teenage girls, Lucy Maggard (Marisol Ceballos) and Jenny McConnick (Tabitha Trosen), both haunted by social media at a high school in an unnamed small town. For Jenny, a California transplant whose brain is overlooked for her body, it's a topless picture ...   More
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

The Submission (Defunkt Theatre)

A play about race tries to pull the trigger.

“It’s only a bullet if you load the gun with it,” says Danny, a playwright. He’s referring to the N-word, but he might as well be describing the shortcomings of The Submission, a play    More
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Scoop: This Gossip is Boiled, then Baked.

BAGELGATE FALLOUT CONTINUES: Proving that Portlanders simply will not tolerate non-boiled bagels, Denver-based Einstein Bros. pulled the plug on three local stores last week, only a year and a hal   More
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Three Days of Rain (Defunkt Theatre)

Their father’s hell did slowly go by.

The architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was famous for the aphorism “Less is more.” Though his design was guided by an abstract philosophy, his steel-and-glass buildings were outwardly simple a   More
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Portland Center Stage, Defunkt Theatre Sweep 2010 Drammy Awards

Portland's largest theater company and one of its smallest were the big winners at last night's Drammy Awards. The annual event, a presentation of the Portland Civic Theatre Guild, honors outstanding achievement by actors, directors, designers, playwrights and just about everyone else involved in creating live theater in the Portland area. The Drammy winners are choses by a committee of 15 (of which ...   More
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 BEN WATERHOUSE


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