It's on, it's started. Season 2, for real. ✌️

The first show of Season 2 is a two-parter; two distinct, beautiful, stand-alone shows by Writer/Creator Ben Moorad. An 11-year labor of familial love, obsessive focus, and artistic dazzle that brings three live musicians, four new-to-Hand2Mouth performers, and visual/video imagery to our intimate home studio, for unforgettable poetic evenings in November.

Hand2Mouth presents:



The Art of Blushing & The Lazarus Complex

Thursdays-Saturdays, November 8-17, 2018

Writer Ben Moorad's grandfather was a psychiatrist in New Britain, Connecticut, who collected 124 stories from 1941 to 1948 of townspeople who tried to end their lives. As his grandfather was dying, Ben discovered these harrowing and deeply human stories in his papers, and Ben has spent the last 11 years researching and writing about them. The Art of Blushing and The Lazarus Complex is a part of this ongoing study of the will to live and the will to die. These two new standalone shows are a genre-blending, provocative and immersive experience combining vocal performance, a live score and visual projections.

See one show, see both separately, or see them together:

The Art of Blushing, Thursdays, 11/8 & 11/15

The Lazarus Complex, Fridays, 11/9 & 11/16

The Art of Blushing & The Lazarus Complex (double feature)

Saturdays, 11/10 & 11/17

All shows at 7:30pm.

Join us for a conversation with a panel of experts after the shows on 11/9 & 11/15.


Venue: Shout House, 210 SE Madison, Ste 11, Portland, OR 97214

TICKETS: $15 Th/Fr, $25 Sa,

Rent Shout House for your next event!

Did you know that Hand2Mouth manages a multi-use community arts & events space? Shout House is available to rent for rehearsals, classes, workshops, auditions, photoshoots, events & parties!

The space has 1000 square foot studio with sprung floor, a sound system, and other amenities. The studio is airy, full of light, wheelchair accessible, and centrally located in Portland's Central Eastside Industrial District.

Shout House is committed to providing a welcoming & accessible space for all people conducting arts & culture projects with special programming opportunities available for those from geographically underserved neighborhoods, communities of color, immigrants & refugees, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ  communities, homeless & houseless communities, & other under-represented populations.

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