Get Lost With Us

It's almost here! Our latest creation is coming to the "stage" this month in the form of our first ever, all-ages, fully-immersive, interactive production, Dream|Logic. The product of many brilliant minds including our amazing friends Andrea StolowitzLarry Krone, and Red Yarn! This production was inspired by interviews with teenagers in our Student Voices program and we can't wait to share it with you!

photo by Sarah Marguier

photo by Sarah Marguier

Dream|Logic

Performances: Saturdays: 11:30am & 1:30pm, Sundays: 1:30pm, 3:30pm & 6:00pm, Mondays: School Groups by Appointment
Venue: Alberta Abbey, 126 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211

Created by Director Jonathan Walters & Performers Sascha Blocker, Jean-Luc Boucherot, Jenni Green-Miller, Liz Hayden, Ashley Mellinger, Kajanne Pepper, & Judson Williams, & Collaborating Writer Andrea Stolowitz.

Designed by Kelly Bauman (Sound), Eve Bradford (Scenic Assistant), Ryan Bruce (Builder), Larry Krone (Scenic), Sarah Marguier (Costumes, Props, & Photography), Jon Timm (Video & Tech), & Michael Cavazos (Stage Manager).

Original musical compositions by Red Yarn.

Discover the Universe Inside (Support H2M)

We want to thank you for being a part of our Hand2Mouth family. With all of your generous support now and over our 17+ years, we continue creating original new works that are bold and accessible, potent, relevant and audacious.

To continue this work, we have established a membership and sponsorship program for our family of supporters to contribute directly to the services we provide. We are asking for your contribution to further our service to the community through either a one-time or recurring tax-deductible donation. With you continued support, we move forward together.

Object Karaoke, February 2017

Object Karaoke, February 2017

2018 has been a year filled with exploration and discoveries. We embrace the fact that H2M is an artist-founded, artist-run and artist-led theatre company; small, but our ambition and reach have exploded over the last few years, as proven through our recent collaborations with arts organizations like Third Angle New Music, CoHo Productions, and Artists Repertory Theatre.

Project Uniform, April 2018

Project Uniform, April 2018

We’ve created new theatre from wide-ranging sources including beloved singer-songwriter Elliott Smith, an archive of suicide-focused newspaper articles from the 1940’s, a playwright’s Great-Grandfather’s post-escaping-the-holocaust journal, interviews with real-life founders of Utopian communities, and ‘research’ into scenic objects made for other theatre’s stage productions. All these works were paired with free public conversations with community experts
 

Along with strong artistic and literary merits, [Hand2Mouth] brought the community an opportunity to engage in an important, contained, and actual conversation.
- Dr. David Shultis, Youth Counselor, Outside In

A Fond Farewell, April 2018

A Fond Farewell, April 2018

We’ve created work with our newly-enlarged H2M Company, hired our favorite collaborators, partnered with local visionary artists, and flown in nationally recognized designers and composers. All to create provocative work that continues to amplify the voices and ideas our community recognizes as important, right now. Just this summer we were awarded our biggest financial awards ever from an individual and a foundation; acknowledging and supporting our artistic projects that allow audiences to consider the complexities of the universe inside themselves.
 

I feel very lucky to have been able to build these shows with such great people. It's been a real joy, and I hope to work with you again.
- Ben Moorad, Writer

A Preview of 2018-19 in Desserts, June 2018

A Preview of 2018-19 in Desserts, June 2018

We are very proud to see our Student Voices youth theatre workshops expand into five public schools, providing creative education and professional experience to teenagers on the edges of the city, whose voices are rarely heard or celebrated in new theatre works. We have strengthened our relationships with community partner organizations, deepening our work with Outside In to provide professional development opportunities to young people experiencing homelessness through internships and employment within our creative process.


I [have] been having a really fun time working with you guys again. And to be honest, I truly love my job.
- Narci Quintera, part-time Production Assistant, former Outside In Intern

The Art of Blushing & The Lazarus Complex, November 2018

The Art of Blushing & The Lazarus Complex, November 2018

We all have a universe inside of us; an ever-expanding web of experiences and depths. We choose to enter this new year honoring the profound unity discovered through acknowledging and accepting our diversity.

Thank you and Happy New Year!

Holiday Portrait Studio, December 2018

Holiday Portrait Studio, December 2018

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xo, h2m

Company: Jonathan Walters, Erin Leddy, Liz Hayden, Jenni Green-Miller, Jean-Luc Boucherot, Judson Williams
Project Manager & Education Director : Lucille Dawson
Board: March Brooker, Anthony Green, Teresa Koberstein, Steve Neighorn, Jonathan Walters, Zed Jones

Vibrant & Innovative Arts Award

We are so honored to share that we are one of the ten recipients of the Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights grant! This funding will support our new, fully immersive theatre piece for youth and families, Dream|Logic, debuting February, 2019. This project is part of a new equity focused theatre engagement program, Student Voices, from which interviews with Portland area teens will inspire the language of the piece.

“The Creative Heights Initiative puts philanthropic dollars to work as innovation capital in the arts sector. Allowing artists to take creative risks on new work is essential to the overall arts, culture and heritage health of the state of Oregon,” said Jerry Tischleder, OCF’s Program Officer for Arts and Culture. “We celebrate their ingenuity, passion and efforts to create vibrant and accessible arts opportunities for all people throughout the state.”

More information about the Creative Heights grant and Dream|Logic.

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