Proscenium Live 2016

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All photos by David Kinder. 

Supported by a generous grant awarded by the Donald A. Strauss Foundation, Proscenium Journal partnered with Portland Shakespeare Project to hold the second annual Proscenium Live Festival of New Works. This four-night, free festival featured staged readings of six new plays by playwrights Amy Freed, Ellen Margolis, C.S. Whitcomb, Wei He, and Simon Fill, performed by 20 local actors. Over 600 people attended this festival, and several participated in post-show discussions with the playwrights, which were held after every performance.

Performances: 

Day One, August 18Dracula’s Father by C.S. Whitcomb

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Day Two, August 19: An Evening of New One-Acts
Feauturing Shrew! by Amy Freed, Night Visits by Simon Fill, and My Birthday by Wei He

Shrew! by Amy Freed
Directed by Michael Mendelson

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Night Visits by Simon Fill
Directed by Adrienne Flagg

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My Birthday Party by Wei He
Directed by Addriene Flagg

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Day Three, August 20Them That Are Perfect by Amy Freed
Directed by Jon Kretzu**

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Day Four, August 21
Pericles Wet by Ellen Margolis
Directed by Matthew Zrebski

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Cast:
Tobias Anderson*
Orion J. Bradshaw*
Joe Costa*
Robert Hamm*
Gavin Hoffman*
Chris Karczmar*
Michael Mendelson*
Ben Newman*
Ariel Puls*
Amanda Soden*
Ryan Tresser*
Lolly Ward*
Danielle Weathers*
Don Burns
Shannon Mastel
Lucy Paschall
Rebecca James Ridenour
Helena Fisher-Welsh
Crystal Ann Muñoz

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

**Member, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

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