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July 2021

Crown Me Presents: The Tenderqueers

July 15, 2021 - July 29, 2021
$5 – $25

On July 8th D&D productions rocked the internet with "The Tenderqueers", the second in our Ten Tiny Talks series and now is your chance to see it again! Join us for two weeks only, a night of Softness, and Gentle Queer Love! Suede represents the soft, yet durable nature of our hearts, and feelings. Watch past contestants, title holders, and next year's live hopefuls perform in a showcase representing Portland's Most Tender Queers! Experience a variety of performance artistry. The…

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BELINDA ROSE

July 24, 2021 - August 9, 2021
$5 – $25

Change is probably the best way for Belinda to convey her treacherous, artistic metamorphosis during 2020. After being a people pleaser failed to solve empirical racism and hard work got her nowhere, Belinda held on for dear life throughout quarantine while juggling her thoughts and emotions. Literally. Change is an oral and visual manifestation of her internal dialogue growing up and moving forward.

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August 2021

Resist by A.C. RAMIRAZ DE ARELLANO

August 26, 2021 - August 28, 2021
$5 – $25

Join us August 26th and 28th for a reception celebrating artist a.c. ramírez de arellaño’s work in this series titled "Resist". "Resist" focuses on gender, and Indigenous issues. They take inspiration from ancestral stories and the experience of living in the Pacific Northwest for almost 30 years. Creating large pieces of art, working with leather, oil on canvass, and mask making, their work tells a story of overcoming barriers, and the impact of colonialism at the intersection of their disabled,…

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September 2021

Carol Gates AKA Marla Darling

September 18, 2021 - October 2, 2021
$5 – $25

This play is based on a concept by Carol Gates, written in collaboration with the Lost Collective as part of Ten Tiny Talks Festival with Crave Theatre, in Portland, Oregon. We are The Lost Collective. Ten voices that are under-represented in a country founded by colonialism and killed by capitalism. We are screaming to be heard. But it's not all anger. It's not all pain and grief. It's about choices. It's about West Side Story and the themes expressed in…

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XINNIA OPIYO

September 25, 2021 - October 9, 2021
$5 – $25

Our next Ten, Tiny, Talks artist is Xinnia Opiyo, with their new production called "Ogre!"🎉 This is a personal account of their intersectional experience and individual growth as a nonbinary Black immigrant in the United States. In this five act production titled after their stage name, Xinnia explores their unique perspective as well as the traumas that come inherent to existing within a worldwide, cultural framework of white supremacy. “Ogre” is a fantastic tale brought to life through the use…

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October 2021

“Shift” by CUREAM JACKSON

October 3, 2021 - October 24, 2021
$5 – $25

Cuream Jackson brings you "Shift", a biographical montage depicting pivotal moments of change throughout his life as a queer black male. He presents 4 acts from varying disciplines to take you on the journey through his experience. These poignant acts are framed by spoken word that showcases his experience in carving out space for himself in today's society.    

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You are Here

October 21, 2021 @ 12:00 am - October 31, 2021 @ 11:30 pm
Q Center, 4115 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97212 United States
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$5 – $25

Mark your calendar! Ten, Tiny, Talks's "You Are Here" live gallery show at Q Center (4115 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217), including "Say Bye" by Kalisto Nanen and Zeloszelos Marchandt opens on October 21st and runs through the 31st. Did we mention admission to this in-person show is FREE? The gallery is open to the public from 2:30-7:30 pm on weekdays, from 12pm-5pm on October 23rd and 24th. Q center requests that you call ahead on weekends: (503) 234-7837.…

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November 2021

You are here 360 video!!

November 18, 2021 @ 8:00 am - December 3, 2021 @ 11:30 pm
$5 – $25

"You Are Here" is a time based art and multidisciplinary experience, exploring grief, joy, temperance and healing. People from the community are invited to visit the installation and add momentos to loved ones (and beloved moments) both living and past. In addition to "Say Bye," "You Are Here" includes "Mad Ethereal"-- an excerpt from Cloud Stokely's full-length tarot-inspired music and video series (to be released in December), and "Big River Art," a regalia and artwork exhibit from Nick Labonte. Were…

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June 2022

Bad World

June 10 @ 7:30 pm - July 3 @ 2:00 pm
Shaking the Tree Theatre, 823 SE Grant St,
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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$10 – $25

BAD WORLD has lyrics by Kylie Jenifer Rose and Jennifer Provenza, and music by James Liptak and Kylie Jenifer Rose. The book is by Kylie Jenifer Rose, James Liptak, Jennifer Provenza, Rachael Singer, Michael Cavazos, Ashley Mellinger, Maya Maria Brown, and Zeloszelos Marchandt. Bad World is based on a true story of a survivor’s journey dealing with sexual assault. The show focuses on the character Rose, who was sexually assaulted while studying abroad. Her story is interwoven with those of…

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July 2022

In the Land of the Ancestors by Goddess

July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Live Streaming

Portland, OR (July 15) – Crave Theatre Company and T&A Grand Theater, LLC present In The Land of Ancestors, a transcendental 3-part meditation that will coincide with a live painting that encapsulates the experience by Goddess Carrol. Goddess is one of ten resident artists selected for Crave Theatre and T&A Grand Theater’s annual Ten, Tiny, Talks artist residency and festival celebrating Black and Indigenous trans and queer art, which runs June through October.  Goddess developed In the Land of Ancestors…

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September 2022

Brain Drain: A Rock Opera by Lil Mama Ama

September 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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$5

Join us on Thursday, September 15th at 8:00pm at the Clinton Street Theatre (2522 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202) for the WORLD PREMIERE of Ten, Tiny, Talks Resident Artist Lil Mama Ama's filmed rock opera, "Brain Drain!" This powerful, psychedelic musical masterpiece explores the Black, Queer experience, grappling with identity, loneliness, and empowerment in the face of adversity. You won't want to miss this spectacular piece of art! == Amadeus Oladele Ibouratou Mama-Yari, known as lil mama ama, is…

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“Seeking Eternity” by Lavanyaa Surendar

September 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
N.E.W, 810 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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$10 – $25

Join us for Ten, Tiny, Talks Resident Artist Lavanyaa Surendar's dance piece "Seeking Eternity," inspired by 9th Century Female Poet "Andal" on SATURDAY, September 17th at 7:30 pm at New Expressive works (810 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214). Lavanyaa developed "Seeking Eternity" with Rasiga D Prasadh doing the music and Dr. Guru Bharadwaaj recording the audio. Lavanyaa Surendar is the President of Ziksa Inc, a non-profit supporting artists and has worked for years exploring the connection between art and…

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