Well, we started the 2016 Tanya Barfield Season with a crazy swirl of activity! Tanya herself came to visit us and help us get the season off to a roaring start! In case you missed any of the activities and events. Here’s a rundown of all the fun from the opening weekend February 4th – 7th !
Friday morning started off with a visit to Metropolitan Learning Center, Tanya Barfield’s alma mater, where Profile is currently running a trimester-long theatre class. The residency culminates in the final show of students performing pieces from Tanya’s plays and scenes they’ve written in response to her work. Tanya got to see the student’s work-in-progress and give them feedback. Scene work was followed by a Q&A. It was a great morning! Tanya got to experience young artists performing her work in the very auditorium where she directed her first play!
Friday afternoon was our elegant Playwright Luncheon in the lobby of Artists Rep. The sold-out event was a pure delight. We had speakers from Profile leadership, former students and then a Tanya gave a talk that had the whole lobby on their feet.
Friday afternoon also had Tanya, Profile staff and a crew from OPB shooting on-location around Portland for Oregon Art Beat. Look for Art Beat’s Tanya Barfield story later this month!
Saturday night was opening night for The Call and we had a lovely pre-show conversation with Tanya and Interim Artistic Director Lauren Bloom Hanover. And our post-show opening night reception was extra festive with our playwright in attendance.
Sunday’s matinee of The Call had a lively mat chat with Tanya, director Gemma Whelan and Interim Artistic Director Lauren Bloom Hanover.
We could not have asked for a better weekend with our playwright! We are so glad so many of you, our audience, got a chance to meet her and hear her speak. It was such an inspiring kick off to the 2016 Season!
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