Category Archive: 2014

Festival of One Acts Media Kit

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Beth Thompson in "Savage/Love" in Profile Theatre's FESTIVAL OF ONE ACTS by Sam Shepard running September 38, 2014. Photo by David Kinder.

Beth Thompson in “Savage/Love” in FESTIVAL OF ONE ACTS by Sam Shepard. Photo by David Kinder.

Nelda Reyes and Beth Thompson in "Just Space" in Profile Theatre's FESTIVAL OF ONE ACTS by Sam Shepard running September 3-8, 2014. Photo by David Kinder.

Nelda Reyes and Beth Thompson in “Just Space” in FESTIVAL OF ONE ACTS by Sam Shepard. Photo by David Kinder.

Elizabeth Huffman and Chris Murray in "Evanescence, or Shakespeare in the Alley" in Profile Theatre's FESTIVAL OF ONE ACTS by Sam Shepard running September 3-8, 2014.

Elizabeth Huffman and Chris Murray in “Evanescence, or Shakespeare in the Alley” in FESTIVAL OF ONE ACTS by Sam Shepard. Photo by David Kinder.

Andres Alcala and Nelda Reyes in "Curse of the Raven's Black Feather" in Profile Theatre's FESTIVAL OF ONE ACTS by Sam Shepard running September 3-8, 2014. Photo by David Kinder.

Nelda Reyes and Andres Alcala in “Curse of the Raven's Black Feather” in FESTIVAL OF ONE ACTS by Sam Shepard. Photo by David Kinder.

Nelda Reyes in "The War in Heaven" in Profile Theatre's FESTIVAL OF ONE ACTS running September 3-8, 2014. Photo by David Kinder.

Nelda Reyes in “The War in Heaven” in FESTIVAL OF ONE ACTS by Sam Shepard. Photo by David Kinder.

Beth Thompson, Chris Murray and Nelda Reyes in "Hail From Nowhere" in FESTIVAL OF ONE ACTS by Sam Shepard running September 3-8, 2014. Photo by David Kinder.

Beth Thompson, Chris Murray and Nelda Reyes in “Hail From Nowhere” in FESTIVAL OF ONE ACTS by Sam Shepard. Photo by David Kinder.

Chris Murray in "Rhythm" in Profile Theatre's FESTIVAL OF ONE ACTS by Sam Shepard running September 3-8, 2014. Photo by David Kinder.

Chris Murray in “Rhythm” in FESTIVAL OF ONE ACTS by Sam Shepard. Photo by David Kinder.

Ty Hewitt in "Tongues" in Profile Theatre's FESTIVAL OF ONE ACTS running September 3-8, 2014. Photo by David Kinder.

Ty Hewitt in “Tongues” in in FESTIVAL OF ONE ACTS by Sam Shepard. Photo by David Kinder.

Andres Alcala in "Cowboys #2" in Profile Theatre's FESTIVAL OF ONE ACTS running September 3-8, 2014. Photo by David Kinder.

Andres Alcala in “Cowboys #2” in FESTIVAL OF ONE ACTS by Sam Shepard. Photo by David Kinder.

2014 SEASON

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BURIED CHILD

Dates of run: May 29 – June 15, 201
Directed by: Adriana Baer
Featuring: Tobias Andersen*, Tim Blough*, David Bodin, Foss Curtis, Jane Fellows, Ty Hewitt*, and Garland Lyons

“Rare to see so much purpose onstage, so efficiently communicated.” – Portland Mercury

“Disturbingly evocative” – The Oregonian

“Ferocious, raw”  – Oregon ArtsWatch

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.

Design and Production: Kaye Blankenship, Jessica Bobillot, Kirsteen Crosser, Sara Ludeman, Sharath Patel, Alan Schwanke, Thyra Hartshorn, D Westerholm*

 

Click here to see a timeline of Sam Shepard's life and career.

Click here for the Buried Child press kit. 

Click here to view the Buried Child program.

*Member Actors’ Equity Association, the professional union of actors and stage managers.

TRUE WEST

Dates of run: November 6 – 23, 2014
Directed by: Adriana Baer
Featuring: Duffy Epstein, Nick Ferrucci, Diane Kondrat* and Ben Newman*

“Uniquely satisfying”Portland Mercury

“Refreshing” The Oregonian

“Dynamic” Willamette Week

“Viciously comic” Arts Watch

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.

Design and Production: Erica Benoit, Nate Crone, Kristeen Crosser, Jillian L. Gibson, Thyra Hartshorn, Ross Jackson, Sarah Kindler, Sara Ludeman, Kristen Mun, Ruth Nardecchia, Sharath Patel, Alan Schwanke, Brent Sullivan, D Westerholm*

True West was generously sponsored by Bullard Law.

In Dialogue Events for True West.
ASL-interpreted performance: November 13

 

Click here to view the True West press archive.

*Member Actors’ Equity Association, the professional union of actors and stage managers.

FESTIVAL OF ONE ACTS

By Sam Shepard 

Dates of run: September 3-8, 2014
Directed by: Bruce Hostetler, Rebecca Lingafelter, Pat Patton, Olga Sanchez, Jess Smith and Matthew B. Zrebski
Featuring: Andrés Alcalá*, Nicholas Erickson, Ty Hewitt*, Elizabeth Huffman*, Chris Murray*, Nelda Reyes, Beth Thompson and Mark Valadez

SERIES A:  Rhythm, The War in Heaven, The Curse of the Raven's Black Feather, Hail from Nowhere, Just Space and Evanescence or Shakespeare in the Alley

SERIES B:  Savage/Love, Tongues and Cowboys #2

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!

Design and Production Team: Kaye Blankenship, Nicholas Erickson, Jillian Gibson, Ross Jackson, Jennifer Lin, Jenn Lindell, Sara Ludeman, Olivia Murphy*, Kait Samuels, D Westerholm*

In Dialogue Events for the Festival of One Acts.
ASL interpreted performance Sunday September 7

 

*Member Actors’ Equity Association, the professional union of actors and stage managers.

EYES FOR CONSUELA

Dates of run: January 16 – February 2, 2014
Directed by: Mikhael Tara Garver
Featuring:
Andrés Alcalá, Gilberto Martin Del Campo, Michael Mendelson*, Crystal Muñoz, Edna F. Vazquez

NEWS AND REVIEWS
Actor Andrés Alcalá interviewed on OPB's State of Wonder
“There's a lot of beauty and a lot of heart in this play”
 – The Oregonian

Awoken from his dreams, Henry, an American with a quiet past, throws himself into the Mexican jungle chasing after shadows of regret. Entranced by adventure, music, and his own obsession, he finds himself in a game where the rules move to an unknown rhythm and the truth is in the eye of the beholder.

Design and Production: Will Bailey, Jessica Bobillot, Carl Faber, Chelle Jazuk, Sara Ludeman, Bailey Maxwell, Sharath Patel, Seth Reiser, Brent J. Sullivan, D Westerholm*


In Dialogue Events for Eyes for Consuela.
ASL-interpreted performance January 23.

 

Click here to view the Eyes for Consuela press archive.
Click here to view the Eyes for Consuela program.

*Member Actors’ Equity Association, the professional union of actors and stage managers.

2014: Sam Shepard

 


PLAYS  Cowboys (1964) The Rock Garden (1964) Up To Thursday (1964) Dog (1965) Chicago (1965) 4-H Club (1965) Icarus’s Mother (1965) Rocking Chair (1965) Fourteen Hundred Thousand (1965) Red Cross (1966) Melodrama Play (1967) La Turista (1967) Cowboys #2 (1967) Forensic and the Navigators (1967) The Unseen Hand (1969) The Holy Ghostly (1969) Operation Sidewinder (1970) Shaved Splits (1970) Mad Dog Blues (1971) Back Bog Beast Bait (1971) Cowboy Mouth (1971) The Tooth of Crime (1972) Nightwalk (1973) Blue Bitch (1973) Little Ocean (1974) Geography of a Horse Dreamer (1974) Action (1975) Killer’s Head (1975) The Sad Lament of Pecos Bill on the Eve of Killing his Wife (1976) Angel City (1976) Suicide in B Flat (1976) Inacoma (1977) Curse of the Starving Class (1977) Buried Child (1978) Seduced (1978) Tongues (1978) Jacaranda (1979) Savage/Love (1979) True West (1980) Jackson’s Dance (1980) Superstitions (1981) Hawk Moon: Short Stories, Poems, and Monologues (1981) Fool for Love (1983) A Lie of the Mind (1985) The War in Heaven (1987) Short Life of Trouble (1987) Hawk Moon (1989) States of Shock (1991) Simpatico (1994) When the World was Green (a chef’s fable) (1996) Cruising Paradise: Tales (1997) Eyes for Consuela (1998) The Late Henry Moss (2000) The God of Hell (2004) Kicking a Dead Horse (2007) Ages of the Moon (2009) Evanescence, or Shakespeare in the Alley (2011) Heartless (2012) A Particle of Dread (2013).