For the fourth year in a row, Portland Shakespeare Project and Proscenium Journal in association with Artists Repertory Theatre are hosting the
2018 Proscenium Live Festival of New Work
August 3, 4, 5 and 6
Artists Repertory Theatre, Alder Stage
“Them That Are Perfect” by Amy Freed at Proscenium Live, 2016. Photo by David Kinder.
All performances are free!
No ticket reservations are necessary and
seating is general admission.
Still Looking for Tiger Lily by Anthony Hudson
Part of Artists Repertory Theatre’s Table|Room|Stage New Play Development Program
Directed by Michael Mendelson*
Cast: Anthony Hudson, Jimmy Garcia*, John San Nicolas*, Danielle Weathers*, Kisha Jarrett, Julana Torres*
In this follow-up to the acclaimed one-person-ish show, Still Looking for Tiger Lily follows a mixed, queer Native artist (Anthony Hudson) whose drag clown persona – “the ghost of white privilege” – becomes untethered from her creator, launching into an ancestral odyssey full of racist butter mascots, shamanic kale, and Peter Pan’s “Indian Princess” Tiger Lily.
Anthony Hudson (Grand Ronde) is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, performer and filmmaker perhaps best known as Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi, an immortal trickster whose attempts at realness almost always result in fantastic failure. In 2018, Anthony was named a National Artist Fellow by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.
The Great Divide by E. M. Lewis
A Fictional Story Inspired By Real Events
Directed by Jennifer Rowe
Cast: Julet Lindo, Jared Mack, Francisco Garcia*, Justin Charles, Gary Powell, Roxanne Stathos, Gwendolyn Duffy, Aiyana Cunningham, Andrea White, Bobby Bermea*
On January 2, 2016, an armed militia group led by Ammon, Ryan and Cliven Bundy seized control of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon. They wanted to protest what they felt was harsh sentencing of two ranchers who had set fires on federal lands. As these events unfolded, something else was happening in America: an election that turned into a long slugging match between liberal and conservative forces in the faces of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
The Great Divide is about a young African American journalist by the name of Annie Harrison who is hired by a local newspaper a week before the occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Eastern Oregon begins, and has to try to figure out what’s happening in this small, rural Oregon community . . . and the country. It is a play about a young woman finding her voice. It is a play about protest. It is a play about everything that is tearing us apart . . . and what brings us together. This is a story about America in this divided moment.
E. M. Lewis an award-winning playwright, teacher and librettist. She is the author of Magellanica and many other award-winning plays. She received the Steinberg Award for Song of Extinction and the Primus Prize for Heads from the American Theater Critics Association, the Ted Schmitt Award from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle for outstanding writing of a world premiere play, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, a playwriting fellowship from the New Jersey State Arts Commission,
and the 2016 Oregon Literary Fellowship in Drama.
Patchwork Dreams by Patrick Wohlmut
If You Enjoyed Act I Last Year, Don’t Miss Act II – Together With Act I – This Year
Penny was made from the bodies of the dead, married to modern cybernetic technology. She is meant to be a servant, strong, skillful, and safe. She was built to endure, and to be capable of adapting to any task. She is tireless, intelligent, and completely under human control.Penny was not made to think for herself. She was not meant to have feelings or to be her own person. She was not built to attain sentience. Penny is now alive… and neither she nor her creator has any idea what that means.
Patrick Wohlmut is a playwright and actor. He is the winner of a 2005 Drammy Award for Supporting Actor for Earth Stories, an adaptation of writings by Ursula K. Le Guin, and of a playwriting commission from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Portland Center Stage. That commissioned play, Continuum, was featured in the Made in Oregon series at PCS’s JAW Festival in 2011, and was produced in 2012 by Playwrights West, of which he is a proud founding member.
Read Proscenium Journal’s most recent issue here:
Featuring “Stoker” by C.S. Whitcomb, “Burning Cities” by Simon Fill, “Pulse” by Ken Jaworowski, and interviews with Sarah Ruhl, Christopher Shinn, and Yussef El Guindi.
*Member, Actors’ Equity Association, the professional union of actors and stage managers