Sunday, February 28, 2010

Peaking, A New Play By Kamerie Chapman

A new play by Kamarie Chapman

The Working Theatre collective presents its fourth of six world premier events this season, Peaking, by Bellingham, WA playwright Kamarie Chapman. Three forgotten goddesses are exiled to the New Mexico desert for discovering the subtle art of masturbation. (And you thought you could just go blind!) Forced to deal with the trials of becoming human, these three goddesses (and two helpful, if bumbling, muses) banter, bitch, and break down, and (of course, of course) discover a little bit about themselves in the process.

Set against the backdrop of the Southwest, Peaking explores the people's natural ability to deal with a fall from on high, (literally, in this case), the power of choice making, and how a little bit of self-actualization can cause a lot of trouble along the way.

Peaking marks the next production in The Working Theatre Collective's continuing season of world premier productions in our new converted black box theatre - eff Space, located in The Box Lift Building on NE Hancock and MLK

Peaking is directed by Nate Harpel, and features performances by Kaitlyn Acock, Tricia Askew, Colleen Hartnett, Samantha Luhn, and Sarah McGregor.

March 11-13, 18-20, and 25-27
All shows 8pm

eff Space
333 NE Hancock
$10-$15 sliding scale
(Thursdays pay what you will)

For reservations contact 360-739-8623

Monday, February 8, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

20 erotic shorts!

The Working Theatre Collective
20 Erotic Shorts
Directed by Ashley Hollingshead

Dirty? Thoughtful? Sexy? Funny? Sexy?
There’s only one way to find out…

Culled from almost one hundred submissions from Portland and beyond, The Working Theatre Collective presents our Valentine to the City of Roses: 20 short, sassy, sexy, and sweet plays. For one weekend and one weekend only, Portland can take delight in a world premiere evening of sexy donuts, noisy neighbors, extremely attractive women, sexy mannequins, not-so-missed connections, the invention of the vibrator, and, so, so much more. Culminating with these five words: Star Trek fan fiction musical. Featuring Kirk and Spock (I mean, who else would it be about? Picard and Crusher?).

Featuring performances by Jason Sample-March, Emily Gleason, Noelle Eaton, and Cooper Bombidil.

And the writings of
kathleen warnock
matthew hanff
rich orloff
tj acena*
david gallic*
ethan kanfer
josh mcilvain
m. thomas cooper*
elaine avila
eva suter*
nan gatchel*
chris swanson and john martin
g. william zorn
bryan willis
jesse longman
bri pruet*
kevin six
lauren d. yee
alex gagne-hawes*

*indicates a Portland based author.

One weekend only!
February 11-14th,
All shows 8pm

eff Space
333 NE Hancock
$10-$15 sliding scale
(Thursday is pay what you will)
For reservations contact 360-739-8523

And for further excitement that weekend:

The WTC's First Annual
Super Sassy Saturday Short Shorts 'Straviganza
dance party and fun(d)raiser spectacular
dj teddy ruxspin, yes!ups (performing covers of 69 love songs),
interpretive readings of missed connections,
erotically themed baked goods and more!
$5 ($3 for those wearing short shorts)
Saturday February 13th,
10pm at the Dunes (1909 NE MLK)

The Working Theatre Collective is an ensemble based company that is dedicated to producing new works and other theatre worth the effort. We focus on aggressively artistic, DIY productions in unexpected spaces. We are interested in creating theatre that is working to establish a home in the hearts of the artist and the audience. Through working to produce art we find the heart of living!

“A bright young company with big ideas”

- Allison Hallett, the Portland Mercury