Spring Revels

What is the Spring Revels?

Spring Revels is our newest program, launched in 2019 and then put on hold due to the COVID pandemic, until Spring of 2022. Each production is the result of a collaboration between the Portland Revels community and local playwrights, artists, directors and designers, to create something brand new by, about, and for different communities throughout the Portland area.

Spring Revels productions spend one weekend in a traditional theatre space, then tour to community locations throughout the Metro area and beyond.


Click on the button below to hear more from Artistic Director Bruce Hostetler about how Spring Revels embodies the spirit of Revels!

Production History

Scroll through to find a production and click to learn more about the cast and creative team

2024 Spring Revels: At the Root

Join us for this world premiere work by local singer/songwriter/actor Lauren Steele, celebrating the bonds women build through the ritual of braiding one another’s hair. This is production not to be missed.

2022 Spring Revels – Un Parajita Canto

The everyday routine in a makeshift town is interrupted by the arrival of a new community member, Ada, who does not seem to speak, prompting a journey to help her find her voice and share her story.

2023 Spring Revels – Rancho Trinidad

Maribel finds herself back at her abuelo’s rancho, now a stranger in a place she used to consider her home. As she mourns the passing of her abuelo, she must also decide what to do with the rancho her abuelo has now left in her hands. Why did he choose her? What does she know about life on the rancho? How does she honor the stories of this place?