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May 2021

Bad World: A New Musical, A Virtual Launch!

May 1, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We are virtually launching the album for Crave's new musical "Bad World"! This is a one time event where we will be talking about the devising process and working together in the time of COVID. Bad World is a new devised musical by with 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…

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June 2021

I Turned It Over

June 27, 2021 - July 4, 2021

Our performance series launches with the premiere of I Turned It Over, a thirty minute one-act brought to life by Zeloszelos Marchandt and Resident Artist Mx. Dahlia Delu Belle, which has a virtual run from June 27th through July 4th.    In I Turned It Over, the divine feminine and masculine are held in Isis, one of the oldest deities of magic, transformation and family. This production remaps the Isis and Osiris myth, with Isis being a gender expansive trans…

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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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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


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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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


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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