City of Weird

Short (weird) stories about Portland, OR.

City of Weird

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26 April 2017

Re-Imagined Radio presented a live performance by Willamette Radio Workshop actors and other community volunteers at Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver, Washington. Audience count: 150. Streamed live on American Senior Radio Network. Archival recording availble for on demand listening.


Recorded live performance.


Directed by Sam A. Mowry
Promotional Graphics by Sam A. Mowry


Five short otherworldly dramas adapted by Cynthia J. McGean from the anthology City of Weird (Forest Avenue Press, Portland, OR, 2016).

"How Do You Say Gentrification in Martian" by Jonathan Hill
A short, graphic-novel/comic style story whose artwork was featured in the pre-show slides.

"Transformation" by Dan DeWeese
What does existential angst look like for killer slime molds from outer space and their nurturing spore-filled mothership when they touch down in Portland?

"The Fixer: A Serial - 1 - The Duchess" by Sean Davis
A noir-style piece featuring a sasquatch with a pot dispensary, a local dyed-in-the-wool prophet and a Russian water ghost, plus the classic hard-boiled detective and a femme fatale with a twist.

"A Code for Everything" by Andrew Stark
The poignant tale of a boy and his robot dog in Portland circa 2025.

"Letters to The Oregonian in the Year 30,000 BC" by Mark Russell
Ancient Portlanders Crolak, Chaka, Grub, and Bill grapple with the trendy new invention of fire and its impact on life in the Yak Village and beyond.


Hewitt, Scott. Kiggins Hosts 'City of Weird' Radio Drama. The Columbian, 22 Apr. 2015, pp. D1, D2.

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