"Dangerous new art" – Megan Burbank, Portland Mercury

June 29-30 @ 7:30, July 1 @ 5pm  | Tickets  |  Trailer  |  Artists Repertory Theatre1515 SW Morrison St.

The Risk/Reward Festival showcases six new works by indie performing artists from across the region. Come celebrate our 11th year blurring the boundaries of theater, music, dance, and performance art in new and surprising ways.

ANNOUNCING OUR 2018 ARTISTS!

BOUTON VOLONTÉ 
Planet Pink | Vogue/Dance/Queer Art (Portland, OR)

ANGEL "MOONYEKA" ALVIAR-LANGLEY
In the White Frame | Dance/Street Styles (Seattle, WA)

CHERYL DELOSTRINOS / AU COLLECTIVE
Bayanihan: A Collection of Physical Tales | Dance (Seattle, WA)

ELI STEFFEN
War | Participatory Performance (Seattle, WA) 

BRITT KARHOFF
WONDER FULL | Dance Theatre (Seattle, WA)

JOHN BERENDZEN 
Air Objects #3 | Live Sound Installation (Portland, OR)

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Due to the popularity of our Pay-What-You-Will tickets last year -- we are making ALL TICKETS PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL for the entire festival again this year! 

Get your Pay-What-You-Will tickets here!

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR RISK/REWARD ARTISTS ON OUR BLOG

What is the Risk/Reward Festival? 

Each day the festival includes the same six new works, performed back-to-back over a 2-hour extravaganza with short breaks and one intermission. 

We solicit proposals from regional artists for new works that can be performed in less than 20-minutes. A panel of local artists and tastemakers select a lineup and we challenge the artists to run wild - encouraging creative risks, experimentation and bold investigation. No one really knows what to expect until opening night. Several performances are staged back-to-back nightly in a festive environment. Audiences come to sample a variety of artistic voices and art forms in what the Willamette Week calls, "speed dating for contemporary performance."