Wednesday, August 19, 2009
PDX Art: "Manor of Art" performance at MP5
Wednesday, Thursday August 19th-20th.
Admission: Free (Donations Accepted)
Location: Milepost 5, 900 NE 81st Ave
The Risk/Reward New Performance Series is an evening length program that repeats The New Performance Series presents a platform for the Northwest’s finest genre-busting performing artists to share fresh, short-length new works in the Manor of Art’s performance space. Evening programs will feature a mix of dance, theatre, spoken-word and performance artists, with four 20-minute performances per night, and music sets before and after the shows.
Joe von Appen – is a Portland based writer/actor/solo performer who has toured his work along both coasts. His serio-comic character-based monologues exploring pre-apocalyptic heartache and paranoia have been presented at PICA, Highways Performance in Santa Monica, The Philadelphia Fringe and at On The Board’s Northwest New Works festival. He’s glad you are here and hopes to make you feel less alone by making light of his nightmares. Shelf Life is a series of monologues depicting well-meaning misfits alive and unwell in a not-too-distant dystopia
Hand2Mouth Theatre staring Faith Helma
Faith Helma and Hand2Mouth present a song cycle inspired by the fairy tale anti-heroine, Undine. The one-woman wall of sound features original songs, live electronic looping, diaphanous dresses, black boots, and wicked beats. A lonely water creature finds a microphone, and an enchanted girl lost between night and the dawn of day sings her heart out
Angela Fair – was a part of musical performance art barn-burners House of Cunt in the late 90’s to mid 00s. For the last few years she has been producing solo work dealing with obsession, dissemblance, love, lust and other prevalent mental and emotional pathologies. As seen here in Hot Live Action, she explores flawed characters that satirize the human experience out of a macabre need to connect and entertain