The Water Ten Minute Play Festival
Nov
21
to Nov 25

The Water Ten Minute Play Festival

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Clinton Street Theater, Portland Oregon
March 7th 8th 9th 10th
Doors @ 6:00 – Curtain @ 7:00
Only $5!

Water 10MPF

It's Monkey With a Hat On's 26th installment of the Portland Ten Minute Play Festival!

The Portland 10MPF is an event MWHAO produces three times a year featuring nine original, new plays written, directed and performed by Portland artists. Each play is ten minutes or less and all of the plays are performed every performance. It's a very fun, well attended event and we believe there is nothing else like it in the city. We are theater for everybody: only charging 5 bucks a ticket and we have an open-door policy where anyone can submit a play or try out to be involved. these are your stories, Portland!

This fall come out to the Clinton Street Theater and jump into the water with us as we finish off our 2019 season!

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My Americana, with Ollie Collins (2019)
Jul
7
7:00 PM19:00

My Americana, with Ollie Collins (2019)

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Clinton Street Theater, Portland Oregon
July 7th, 2019
Doors @ 7:00 – Curtain @ 8:00
Only $5!
Run-time: 50 minutes with no intermission

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Join Ollie Collins and Andrew Grumelot for a one night only theatrical extravaganza - for the 5th installment of My Americana. Performed every two years starting in 2011, My Americana is an performance piece with a stage performer, Ollie Collins, accompanied with a live musician and overhead projections. Each year the show is performed, there are additional stories and content; however, this year it is 100% new material!

For this rendition of My Americana, the musician is Andrew Grumelot - the Musical Director for MWAHO and the front man for the Red, Adventure, Science, Heart and Fire 10MPF house bands, Junglecorp. Technical Direction will be from the illustrious Josh Fitz. Also joining the fun for Stage Managing and special effects is the awesome Jon Adams.

My Americana (2019) is the story of life in Portland, OR. Dancing. Hummingbirds. Supermarkets. New York. Virginia. All-Nighters. Johnny. Death. Shoes. Marty. Projections. The American Dream. Star Trek.

It's a real hoot and a up-lifting, fun time. We wish to see all of you there and go along with us on the My Americana journey.

My Americana
Written and Directed by Ollie Collins
Music by Andrew Grumelot

Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm
Only $5!
Run-Time: 45 minutes
No intermission
All ages; however a few cuss words and marijuana references

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The Fire Ten Minute Play Festival
Jun
7
4:00 AM04:00

The Fire Ten Minute Play Festival

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Clinton Street Theater, Portland Oregon
June 6th 7th 8th 9th
Doors @ 6:00 – Curtain @ 7:00
Only $5!

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Fire Play Festival Photos

Fire Play Festival Photos

It's Monkey With a Hat On's 25th installment of the Portland Ten Minute Play Festival!

The Portland 10MPF is an event MWHAO produces three times a year featuring eight original, new plays written, directed and performed by Portland artists. Each play is ten minutes or less and all of the plays are performed every performance. It's a very fun, well attended event and we believe there is nothing else like it in the city. We are theater for everybody: only charging 5 bucks a ticket and we have an open-door policy where anyone can submit a play or try out to be involved. these are your stories, Portland!

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Hope Cry Laugh Die: A Guide To Surviving The 21st Century
May
17
11:30 AM11:30

Hope Cry Laugh Die: A Guide To Surviving The 21st Century

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Clinton Street Theater, Portland Oregon
May 17th, 2019
Doors @ 6:00 – Curtain @ 7:00
Only $5!
Run-time: 50 minutes with no intermission

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Hope Cry Laugh Die grabs your heart and imagination from the get go. Stand-up comedy, motivational speaking, and personal anecdotes come together to form a fast paced, one of a kind experience full of surprises. It's simultaneously thought provoking and entertaining from start to finish.

Playwright/director/actor Justin Gauthier is publishing a short story collection and Hope Cry Laugh Die will be a one night only, one man performance celebrating the book's release!

The show is a theatrical presentation of tactics we can use to survive and succeed in the 21st century. Themes like individualism, unique thinking, and self-control are accented by personal stories and endearing comedy. If you're a creature with the blessed curse of cognizance then you need to see Hope Cry Laugh Die!

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The Heart Ten Minute Play Festival
Mar
10
1:00 AM01:00

The Heart Ten Minute Play Festival

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Clinton Street Theater, Portland Oregon
March 7th 8th 9th 10th
Doors @ 6:00 – Curtain @ 7:00
Only $5!

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Heart Play Festival Photos

Heart Play Festival Photos

It's Monkey With a Hat On's 24th installment of the Portland Ten Minute Play Festival!

The Portland 10MPF is an event MWHAO produces three times a year featuring nine original, new plays written, directed and performed by Portland artists. Each play is ten minutes or less and all of the plays are performed every performance. It's a very fun, well attended event and we believe there is nothing else like it in the city. We are theater for everybody: only charging 5 bucks a ticket and we have an open-door policy where anyone can submit a play or try out to be involved. these are your stories, Portland!

This spring come out to the Clinton Street Theater and help us kick off our 2019 season with Heart!

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The Science Ten Minute Play Festival
Nov
9
2:00 AM02:00

The Science Ten Minute Play Festival

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Clinton Street Theater, Portland Oregon
November 9th 10th 16th 17th
Doors @ 6:00 – Curtain @ 7:00
Only $5!

The Portland 10MPF is an event MWHAO produces three times a year featuring nine original, new plays written, directed and performed by Portland artists. Each play is ten minutes or less and all of the plays are performed every performance night two weekends in a row. It's a very fun, well attended event and we believe there is nothing else like it in the city. We are theater for everybody: only charging 5 bucks a ticket and we have an open-door policy where anyone can submit a play or try out to be involved. these are your stories, Portland!

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Science Play Fest Photos

Science Play Fest Photos

In the Science 10MPF you'll experience two androids working a 9-5 that hide human emotions from their boss. The de-thawed head of Steve Jobs finds out the future sucks. A dude short on cash makes the mistake of joining a medical experiment. A desperate wife pretends to be a bird to regain her partner's love. During an interview, a teacher discovers the school is more than non-traditional. A spacewalk with a clumsy astronaut and an obsessive ex partner. Aliens argue over whether they should destroy earth. An actress gets a role in "Frankenstein," but realizes she is cast as the monster and the doctor is played by an android. A woman uses time travel to save a date from going horribly wrong.

In-between each of the plays we will have our house band, junglecorp, laying down a rock opera about what the future may hold for genetic engineering...

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The Summer Ten Minute Play Festival
Jun
15
2:00 AM02:00

The Summer Ten Minute Play Festival

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Clinton Street Theater, Portland Oregon
June 15th 16th 22nd 23rd
Doors @ 6:00 – Curtain @ 7:00
Only $5!

The Portland 10MPF is a collaborative short form theater event with all the plays performed two weekends in a row. Each play is ten minutes or less and features some of Portland’s best theater talent - writers, actors, directors, and crew! The 10MPF is a showcase of contemporary and unique stories that always entertain and inspire our audience. We want you to be a part of it with us!

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In the Summer 10MPF you'll experience a noir tale about a 1950s married couple and their trusty paperboy, a boss teaching her employee the best way to fly fish, a new take on a Midsummer Night's Dream that occurs on a park bench, one mom's attempt to keep her troubled son enrolled in summer camp, two sisters lost at Burning Man, a friendly lemonade stand turning into into a cut throat neighborhood competition, two camp counselors daring for intimacy with a killer on the loose, a desperate mother and her bratty daughter interrupting a relaxing summer day, and a couple campers running into a bummed out Smokey the Bear and trying to reignite his passion.

Summer Play Fest Photos

Summer Play Fest Photos

Between each play the surf rock sounds of Sun Drunks will help us cowabunga our way through a bodacious evening of theater.

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The Blue Ten Minute Play Festival
Nov
11
to Nov 19

The Blue Ten Minute Play Festival

The Portland Ten Minute Play Festival is a collaborative short form theater event with all of the plays performed two weekends in a row. Each play is ten minutes or less and features some of Portland’s best theater talent - writers, actors, directors and crew! The 10MPF is an opportunity for artists to create contemporary and unique stories that entertain and exhilarate audiences!

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Lucky Infinity
Aug
25
to Aug 28

Lucky Infinity

In the future the voting politics of America have been replaced by the Political Entertainment Industry. Its flagship program, America’s Got President!, is the election process. Egos and agendas clash in the Department of Safety and Terror when two government speech writers must align with either the new President or a quantum super computer that just became self-aware.

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The Red Ten Minute Play Festival
Jun
24
to Jul 2

The Red Ten Minute Play Festival

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Clinton Street Theater, Portland Oregon
June 24th/25th & July 1st/2nd
Doors @ 6:00 – Curtain @ 7:00
Only $5!


The Portland Ten Minute Play Festival is a collaborative short form theater event with all of the plays performed two weekends in a row. Each play is ten minutes or less and features some of Portland’s best theater talent - writers, actors, directors and crew! The 10MPF is an opportunity for artists to create contemporary and unique stories that entertain and exhilarate audiences!

For this installment the theme is Red and there are some sizzling hot interpretations. There's: a Tinder date in the park, dystopian initiation rites, Red shirts of Star Trek testing fate, a hardboiled detective crazy for jam, serial killers drinking with their super fan, the practicalities of caring for a giant red dog, an alien wig with reproductive urges, CIA agents playing board games with communists, and Sigmund Freud and Hester Prynne deconstructing each other.

To kick off the 2016 summer, we're hosting two theatrical weekends that will paint our fine city of Portland Red!

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This is NOT a Western!
Jun
12
to Jun 14

This is NOT a Western!

Clinton Street Theater, Portland, Oregon
June 12th, 13th, 14th, 2015
Doors @ 7:00 – Curtain @ 8:00
Only $5!

This is NOT a Western! features a pair of one-act plays performed back-to-back, with a country-western musician playing in between the plays.

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AudioGlobe Showcase AGxP
Jun
6
8:00 PM20:00

AudioGlobe Showcase AGxP

Star Theater, Portland, Oregon
June 6th, 2015
8PM
$10

Come join the celebration with us at AGxP 2015! AudioGlobe is celebrating global community art and the people who put it all together: the fans, event planners, artists, musicians and media experts. We will also be announcing our new software platform to capture and live stream events to the global market. When you attend an AudioGlobe event you get all the audio/video content to enjoy over and over!

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The Circus Ten Minute Play Festival
Mar
27
to Mar 29

The Circus Ten Minute Play Festival

Clinton Street Theater, Portland Oregon
March 27th, 28th, 29th 2015
Doors @ 6:15 – Curtain @ 7:00
Only $5!

For our 12th festival, the theme is Circus! Think: the story of Siamese twins wanting to separate, bearded ladies fighting, a musical involving a Bird-Boy looking for his lost parents, the hospital room of an injured tight-rope walker, two bank robbers who are dressed as clowns, a young man who jumps the train to join the circus, the story of love on the circus train, the story of a small circus troupe, three clowns who attend a job training seminar, and the mysterious case of the lion tamer's missing head!

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Dive Art (2014)
Dec
5
to Dec 6

Dive Art (2014)

The Vern, 2622 SE Belmont Portland, Oregon
December 5th, 2014
Doors @ 6:00 Music from 7:00 - 10:00
Foosball tournament @ 10:30
Free!  21+

A dive bar turned into an art gallery with live music, super cheap discounted art, cheap drinks, and a foosball tourney?...  Looks like X-Mas came early this year!

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The Sci-Fi Ten Minute Play Festival
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

The Sci-Fi Ten Minute Play Festival

Clinton Street Theater, Portland Oregon
Nove
mber 7th, 8th, 9th 2014
Doors @ 6:30 – Curtain @ 7:00
Only $5!

For our 11th festival, the theme is Sci-Fi!  Think: space madness, a futuristic flashlight discovered by religious pioneers, alien monsters, a world where people escape day-to-day life by using droning devices, a society where procreation must be approved by the government, genetic engineering gone wrong, a sexy department store mannequin android, space spiders from outer space, and more!

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The Dreams Ten Minute Play Festival
Jun
27
5:00 PM17:00

The Dreams Ten Minute Play Festival

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Clinton Street Theater, Portland Oregon
June 27th, 28th, 29th 2014
Doors @ 6:30 – Curtain @ 7:00
Only $5!

The Portland Ten Minute Play Festival is a seasonal collaborative event created by Monkey With a Hat On. The festival features ten locally written ten minute plays. Each play features different writers, actors and directors – many people are involved. The festival is a seasonal opportunity for Portland artists to share moments, and for the audience to experience a wide range of stories in one night. It’s a fun, festival atmosphere! 

 

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Sex, Death & Springsteen
May
11
5:30 PM17:30

Sex, Death & Springsteen

SEX, DEATH & SPRINGSTEEN

Clinton Street Theater, Portland Oregon
May 9th, 10th, 11th 2014
Doors @ 6:30 – Curtain @ 7:00
Only $5!

Sex, Death & Springsteen is a supernatural comedy in two acts featuring original music and a talented cast. Jack, a waiter and aspiring writer, needs to get his soul back from evil idiotic restaurant owners so he can go after the girl of his dreams. Along the way Jack meets his spirit guide, commiserates with a hip hop ghost and learns what true success really is. Written and directed by Justin Gauthier.

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Sex, Death & Springsteen is a supernatural comedy in two acts featuring original music and a talented cast. Jack, a waiter and aspiring writer, needs to get his soul back from evil idiotic restaurant owners so he can go after the girl of his dreams. Along the way Jack meets his spirit guide, commiserates with a hip hop ghost and learns what true success really is. Written and directed by Justin Gauthier.

Sex, Death & Springsteen is a supernatural comedy in two acts featuring original music and a talented cast. Jack, a waiter and aspiring writer, needs to get his soul back from evil idiotic restaurant owners so he can go after the girl of his dreams. Along the way Jack meets his spirit guide, commiserates with a hip hop ghost and learns what true success really is. Written and directed by Justin Gauthier.

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