Ben Newman* [Webster] New York: Jake in High Plains (A Western Myth) at Jimmy’s No. 43 and Edinburgh Fringe Festival ’13, Bub in The Town of No One at NY Fringe ’11, Richard in Henry VI, Part III with Wide Eyed Productions at Classic Stage Company, Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet at Columbia Stages, R.P. McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest with Wide Eyed Productions, among others. Regional: Profile Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Denver Center Theatre Company, Kansas City Actors Theatre, Riverside Shakespeare Festival. BA University of Northern Colorado. MFA University of Missouri – Kansas City. AEA, SAG-AFTRA.
Karla Mason* [Sheila] Karla is happy to be back at Profile Theatre, having appeared previously in At Home at the Zoo, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Jake’s Women, Six Degrees of Separation, Sisters Rosensweig, An American Daughter, Redwood Curtain, It’s Only a Play and assorted readings. Favorite regional and New York theatre credits include leading roles at Charlotte Repertory Theatre, Hippodrome State Theatre, Virginia Stage Co., New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, San Jose Stage Co., Centre Repertory Theatre, Mint Theatre, Sierra Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare at Sand Harbor (Tahoe), and Spokane Interplayers. Film and television credits include independent features Unremembered and Lie Detector, “As the World Turns” and “Leverage.”
Melissa Murray [Dilly] Melissa Murray, originally from Memphis, TN, received her BA in Theatre Performance from Marymount Manhattan College in NYC. She went on to tour the country for two years with the Hangar Theatre and the Missoula Children’s Theatre. It was during these travels that she first encountered Portland, became immediately smitten, and shortly after finishing her tour, moved across the country so they could be together. Local credits include Charlotte in Fall of the Band, Season 2 (Action/Adventure), Rachel in Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson (Portland Playhouse) Tamora in Kabuki Titus (Bag & Baggage), Gabriella in Gracie in the Atom (Artist Rep), Essie in You Can’t Take It With You (Theatre Vertigo/ Anonymous Theatre), and as a creative ensemble member of GRUB (tEEth).
Amy Claussen [Playwright] Amy is a game designer, freelance writer, and director based in the Bay Area. She most recently directed Lauren Gunderson’s The Heath for Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Ground Floor Festival and is a Drama League Directing Fellow, having spent a season directing for the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca. She was the assistant director on Nora and Delia Ephron’s off-Broadway hit Love, Loss, and What I Wore, starring a rotating cast of the actresses, including Rosie O’Donnell, Rita Wilson, Kristen Chenoweth, and Tyne Daly. Ms. Claussen holds a theatre degree from Carnegie Mellon in Directing.
Adriana Baer [Director] Adriana is the Artistic Director of Profile Theatre where she previously directed My Children! My Africa! and The Road to Mecca by Athol Fugard. New York directing credits include Romeo and Juliet, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Seagull, The Hairy Ape (Columbia Stages), and work at Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, the cell, and The Acting Company (Staff Repertory Director: 2012 National Tour). Other directing credits include Woyzeck (Bay Area Critics Circle Award for Best Direction), The Maids, and No Exit at The Cutting Ball Theater (San Francisco) where she was the Associate Artistic Director during the 2004-2007 seasons. New play development, workshops and festivals include Ensemble Studio Theatre, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, The Cutting Ball Theater, Primary Stages and The Lark Play Development Center. BA: Sarah Lawrence College. MFA in Directing: Columbia University.
Michelle Jazuk [Stage Manager] Michelle has been a proud member of the Portland Theatre community for over eight years. In that time she has had the pleasure of collaborating with a variety of companies and talented individuals. Including, but not limited to: Artists Repertory Theatre, Third Rail Repertory, Portland Center Stage, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Theatre Vertigo, Broadway Rose, and STAGED! She has also worked with companies in Salem and Cincinnati. She has worn many hats over the years, but continues the majority of her work as an AEA Stage Manager. Her previous work with Profile was as Asst. Director on Blood Knot, and Asst. Production Manager for Eyes for Consuela.
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Following the first night of our In Dialogue staged reading series, join us to celebrate as we announce our 2015 Season playwright. Please join us that evening to be the first to hear this exciting news!
With special performances by Gavin Hoffman, Nicole Accuardi, Jeff Gorham,
Shelley Virginia, Don Kenneth Mason … and more!
WHEN: March 15, 2014, at approximately 9pm
WHERE: Artists Repertory Theatre lobby, 1515 SW Morrison St.
Join us before the party for the staged reading of HUNGRY, as part of our In Dialogue Series, and get a free glass of wine at the celebration! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.]]>
Go deeper into the play and the world of Sam Shepard with unique events before or after almost every performance! All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Saturday, January 18th: Opening Night reception
After the performance, mingle with cast, crew and Profile staff to celebrate the premiere production of the first season in our new space and enjoy tasty bites by Mixteca Catering!
Sunday, January 19th: Mat Chat – Director
Following our first matinee performance, join Artistic Director Adriana Baer in a conversation with guest director Mikhael Tara Garver, exploring the themes of the play and the way in which they are realized in this production.
Thursday, January 23rd: Eyes for Consuela Dinner Dialogue
Join Artistic Director Adriana Baer and a special guest from our production team for an intimate dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants, Grüner. Click to purchase tickets.
Additionally, this performance will be ASL-interpreted.
Friday, January 24th:
Before the performance, purchase an authentic taste of Mexico from locally owned La Bonita Restaurant, right in our lobby! Only $5 - So come to the theatre hungry! Beginning at 6:30pm.
Roasted Green Chiles Tamales
Tamales filled with roasted green chiles (Poblano and Anaheim), onion, tomato and garlic. ~vegan, gluten free
Chile Verde Pork Tamales
Tamales filled with Pork prepared with green chiles and tomatillo. ~gluten free
Saturday, January 25th:
Profile is thrilled to be partnering with Fusionarte, a local radio station and arts organization, to host a discussion with John Cárdenas exploring how American popular art forms present Mexico as a place of escape. The conversation will begin at 6:45pm in our lobby.
Sunday, January 26th: Mat Chat – Cast
Following the performance, join cast members for a conversation about the production and their performances.
Thursday, January 30th:
Meet some of Profile’s students and hear their original work. Current participants in our Hands On Theatre residency program at the Metropolitan Learning Center High School will read short pieces that they have written, inspired by Sam Shepard and his writing. Readings will begin at 6:45pm in our lobby.
Friday, January 31st:
Pre-Performance: actor, fight choreographer (and Buried Child cast member!) Ty Hewitt will lead a discussion about the nature of violence in the work of Sam Shepard. The discussion will begin at 6:45 in our lobby.
Late Night: after the performance, stick around for a late night activity with Director of Education, Lauren Bloom Hanover. Buy a glass of wine and enjoy exploring the words of Shepard through you own imagination and creativity.
Saturday, February 1st:
Profile is thrilled to host much beloved local musician Joaquin Lopez. Inspired by Mexican folklore and the Latin American bolero, Joaquin will perform an acoustic set of intimate lush ballads and melodies with his ashen baritone voice underscored by the acoustic beauty of the Paraguayan harp played by Antonio Centurion. Their performance will begin at 6:45pm in our lobby.
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|EYES FOR CONSUELA Press Release|
|Edna F. Vazquez (Ejekatl)
Photo by David Kinder
|Gilberto Martin Del Campo (Viejo) and
Crystal Muñoz (Consuela)
Photo by David Kinder
|Michael Mendelson (Henry)
Photo by David Kinder
|Michael Mendelson (Henry) and Andrés Alcalá (Amado)
Photo by David Kinder
|Crystal Muñoz (Consuela)
Photo by David Kinder
|Michael Mendelson (Henry), Crystal Muñoz (Consuela), and Edna F. Vazquez (Ejekatl)
Photo by David Kinder
|Andrés Alcalá Headshot|
|Gilberto Martin Del Campo Headshot|
|Michael Mendelson Headshot|
|Crystal Muñoz Headshot|
|Edna F. Vazquez Headshot|
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We are thrilled to partner with Hollywood Theatre to present a screening of Sam Shepard’s 1985 film Fool for Love directed by Robert Altman and starring Sam Shepard with Kim Basinger, Harry Dean Stanton and Randy Quaid.
Fool for Love, originally a play, is quintessential Shepard: a rowdy night, a flea-bitten motel room with lovers, siblings, a ghostly father, and a long-awaited reckoning in America’s dusty west.
Profile Artistic Director Adriana Baer will talk briefly before the film about our upcoming Sam Shepard Season.
Join us for a reception from 6:00-7:00 in Hollywood’s upstairs lobby for beer and music by Bourbon Jockey.
Prices: $8 GA, $6 Students/Seniors, $5 Members
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In a once-idyllic farmhouse, dark and twisted secrets, long buried, are brought to light by an unexpected arrival. Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, alternately macabre, familiar and darkly funny, is an epic tale of lost family and the return of prodigal sons.
Directed By Adriana Baer
Featuring Tobias Andersen, Tim Blough, David Bodin, Foss Curtis, Jane Fellows, Ty Hewitt and Rusty Tennant
Production Team: Kaye Blankenship (Properties Design), Jessica Bobillot (Costume Design), Kirsteen Crosser (Lighting Design), Sara Ludeman (Wardrobe), Sharath Patel (Sound Design), Alan Schwanke (Scenic Design), Brent J. Sullivan (Production Manager), D Westerholm (Stage Manager)
To confront your own nature, you’ve got to fight like hell. Suddenly together after years of separation, brothers Lee and Austin wage a destructive battle through their fraternal bonds. Moments of humor and levity mingle with loneliness while Shepard’s sharply written play makes us witness to a forceful study of family ties and human frailty.
ASL-interpreted performance: November 13.]]>
Six directors tackle nine of Shepard’s vast and varied short plays and memoirs. With live music by a different band each night, this festival is a celebration not to be missed. Presented in two series, Series A and Series B, catch all nine plays over two nights or come to our marathon weekend and see all nine in one day!
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