Liminal channels Fassbinder Dec 8-11 at Disjecta

The thing about interesting theatre activities in smaller markets is you have to be ready and watching ALL THE TIME or you might miss something good.

You can’t say, “I do not need to hear about any more remounts of ALMOST, MAINE in Estacada or Wagontire – so I’m going to tune out everything now.”

Guaranteed if you do that you’ll miss something you should have seen.

Here’s a tip. Liminal is back and planning a four day only blitzkrieg at Disjecta.

Only 40 people per show! Translation: This thing is going to sell out faster than Donald Trump’s transition team.

So get on it.  NOW.

How to not be bored

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These people are hear to disrupt your programming.

Behold the new: Liminal returns with “Marilyn Monroe contre les vampires”, an immersive video opera by Fassbinder

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In the theatre world we have, a handful of franchised shows from New York play regional theatres struggling for relevance.  As the lights go down on that mass produced version of BAD DATES, VENUS IN FUR, etc., you could be anywhere.  Welcome to Olive Garden.

In the theatre world we need, instead of taking up the assignment as conveyor belts in a creaky colonial system, local companies instead create their own new work – stuff you can find nowhere else.  They engage with their community.  They make place and time specific art.  Their shows then travel the OPPOSITE direction –  from the hinterlands toward larger cultural centers, where audience members feel they have sampled something original.  Something authentic.  Welcome to Higgins, Pok Pok, Lincoln.

On that note, the noise in the underground laboratory of one of Portland’s unique theatre groups has been steadily increasing, and smoke and sparks have been seen shooting out of taped over windows late at night.  That’s because they’re working on a new show in there.  One that has never been seen.  And in a few short weeks – just in time for Christmas – you will have a chance to behold the new.  Bonus: it’s at one of the coolest venues in town.

That’s right – the next show from Liminal is coming down the tracks.

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Boom Arts at Disjecta | I’D RATHER GOYA ROBBED ME OF MY SLEEP THAN SOME OTHER SON OF A BITCH by Rodrigo García

Ebbe Roe Smith is among Portland’s finest actors and watching him work closeup is always revealing. Here he’s deep in a high energy world of real pigs (also an acronym for Europe’s failed states), Vienna sausages, diminishing Euros, and clutter. A short but filling night at the ever electric Disjecta.

Thru Feb 7

Back Fence PDX keeps your summer sizzlin’ with three upcoming August shows

Here comes August.

And with it, three new Back Fence PDX shows to look forward to.

If you’ve been tracking this brainchild of B. Frayn Masters, you know they have recently moved from the Mission Theater to Hollywood Theatre for some of their events. Others still happen at the gorgeous NoPo gem Disjecta.

So when the fireball goes down at night and you’re looking for action – Back Fence PDX has you covered.

Friday, August 15
Telling Stories
Hollywood Theatre
8 PM

Saturday, August 16
Russian Roulette
Disjecta
8 PM

Thursday, August 28
Reel Stories
Hollywood Theatre
7:30 PM

Info

Back Fence PDX ringleaders Mindy Nettifee and B. Frayn Masters.
Back Fence PDX ringleaders Mindy Nettifee and B. Frayn Masters.
The best performance space you may never have been to: Disjecta.
The best performance space you may never have been to: Disjecta.
Disjecta.
Disjecta.
Another sold out night at Disjecta.
Another sold out night at Disjecta.
Vin Shambry lays it out at a sold out Back Fence PDX gala at Portland Center Stage.
Vin Shambry lays it out at a sold out Back Fence PDX gala at Portland Center Stage.
Back Fence PDX at the Hollywood Theatre.
Back Fence PDX at the Hollywood Theatre.

Lauren Weedman ignites a double shot of Back Fence PDX next weekend

You could miss next weekend’s double shot installment of Portland’s leading live storytelling format show.

You could do that.

But then, to point out your folly, we’d have to rent a plane and fly back and forth over downtown trailing a banner: “DO YOU REALIZE LAUREN WEEDMAN WAS IN BOTH OF THOSE SHOWS?”

Not to mention other talented guests.

So save yourself the dreaded late realization (and us the cost of renting a plane).

And be there.

Consider this your chance to time travel back and make the right choice.

Friday at Mission Theater.

Saturday at Disjecta.

All details, all the time.

As LIVE as you need it to be.  Two times.
As LIVE as you need it to be. Two times.