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Action/Adventure Theatre Presents TOMORROW!

April 11, 2013 - April 27, 2013

A new play by acclaimed director Ashley Hollingshead

 

Opening April 11th, 2013 at Action/Adventure Theater and made possible by the generous support of the Regional Arts and Culture Council!

 

WHATTOMORROW!, the newest installment in director/creator Ashley Hollingshead’s devised theatrical series.

 

WHEN: April 11th-27th Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm

 

WHERE: 1050 SE Clinton, Portland OR

 

TICKETS: $12-15 sliding scale, may be purchased in advance by visiting actionadventure.org

 

 

More info about TOMORROW! and director Ashley Hollingshead:

 

Action/Adventure is thrilled to be working once again with Ms. Hollingshead and collaborating to present her latest installment of original, devised, live performance. After helping to produce the success that was Ms. Hollingshead’s 2012 offering, Something/Epic Everyday, Action/Adventure could not resist the impulse to help make space for what they consider to be one of Portland’s most insightful homegrown talents.

 

TOMORROW! is the third in a series of devised theatrical works exploring what it means to be alive and young at this point in time. Previous pieces have focused on where we´ve come from (the peter pan project, 2011), where we currently are (SOMETHING EPIC/EVERYDAY, 2012), and now will shift focus to look at where we are headed. TOMORROW! will capitalize on a generation’s shared nostalgia for our parents´ and grandparents´ generations in order to awaken people to the realities of our current situation. What can we learn from our grandparents and what should we have learned from our parents?

Through a blend of performance styles, contemporary stories, pop culture and literary references, TOMORROW! will spark thought and discussion about where we are headed, and how we might go about getting there.

Researched, created, and performed by Tara Coen, Noah Dunham, Noelle Eaton, and Devon Wade Granmo; with direction by Ashley Hollingshead.

Designs by Summer Olsson, Matthew Hopkins, Vanessa Jessen, Devon Wade Granmo, Noah Dunham, and Kyle Acheson.  Stage Management by Kate Belden.

Tomorrow will be wonderful.

That is unless it is indescribably terrible,

Or unless indeed there just isn’t any.

-Joseph Wood Krutch

Do you know where you’ll be in five years? Ten? How about your friends? Family? What will the city that you live in be like? How about the world?  What are you doing to realize that? Or are you just ignoring it? Did you just have a tiny panic attack? You’re not the only one…

Ashley Hollingshead is a director, designer, and collaborator based in Portland, Oregon. While serving as the Co-Artistic Director of the Working Theatre Collective from 2008-2012, Ashley directed and produced SOMETHING EPIC/EVERYDAYthe peter pan project, Zero Divided by Zero, Blank Not Blank, 20 Erotic Shorts, Medea and Jason: A Love Story that Ends Badly, 26 ways i love you, and A Story that Ends and Begins with a Dream. Additionally, Ashley has worked with Action/Adventure Theatre (Portland), Hand2Mouth (Portland), foolsFURY (San Francisco), and Rorschach Theatre (Washington DC).

 

 

Praise for Something Epic/Everyday

“Balletic yet brutal, poetic yet in-your-face…This is theater at its choicest, both raw and refined, urgent and hopeful, and in a black-box setting with minimal props, the performers invite in the world as they re-create it.”

–Holly Johnson, The Oregonian

“The success of this show is itself a testament to the power of collaborating during tough times. Together, the WTC and Action/Adventure have made something fresh, funny, and poignant, something locally grown, something all their own. They are living the (new) Dream.”

-Jessie Drake, The Portland Mercury 

Praise for the peter pan project

The Peter Pan Project is so transparent in its spirit of exploration and curiosity—and so artful in its approach—that it locates the universality in its themes of aging, imagination, and putting away childish things. It’s charming, engaging stuff.”

-Alison Hallett, The Portland Mercury

 

Ms. Hollingshead has been awarded a generous grant from theRegional Arts and Culture Council to help create this piece.

 

If you’re interested in reviewing the show, interviewing the cast, crew or director Ashley Hollingshead, obtaining publicity photos, bios, and video, or if you’d like any further information please contact info@actionadventure.org

 

Action/Adventure Theatre is a not-for-profit Portland-based performance collective that collaborates and experiments with local artists of varied disciplines and actively engages and cultivates a new audience base. Action/Adventure strives to broaden Portland’s supportive artistic network and create work that is inspiring, relevant, and speaks to the universal and the local experience.

 

 

 Photo  Credit: Pat Moran

 

For more information visit

 

actionadevnture.org

tomorrowpdx.tumblr.com

ashleyhollingshead.com

 

 


 

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