February 27th, 7:30pm @ Artist's Repertory Theatre, FREE
Object Karaoke is a new performance inspired by nine objects fabricated by local makers for Artists Rep's 2016-17 season. This winter, our creative ensemble have been getting acquainted with three hats, a drape, three hand-dyed fabrics, a dress, and a piano harp -- learning their swan songs and backstories and finding ways to bring out their fiercest thing-power. In a special one night only performance the results of these explorations will be presented back at Artists Rep. Humans and non-humans alike are invited to gather and witness this experiment in the magic of objects and their creative reuse.
DIRECTOR: Julie Hammond*
PERFORMER/CREATORS: Erin Leddy*, Liz Hayden*, Ken Yoshikawa, Kajanne Pepper, & EMA (Erika M. Anderson)
DRAMTURG: Jen Mitas
PRODUCTION/STAGE MANAGER: Lucille Dawson
*H2M Company Member
This event is part of StageICraft, an initiative, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group, that aims to bridge the gap between Portland’s creative communities by integrating local Makers, their products and their passions into the art and theater community.
Artists Repertory Theatre, in collaboration with Hand2Mouth and Disjecta Contemporary Arts Center, is a participant in the Audience (R)Evolution Cohort Grants program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the professional not-for-profit American theatre.