The power of a great story and a classic play re-imagined
Dmae Roberts talks with Portland Story Theater about their New Works Solo series, Singlehandedly, with co-founder Lynne Duddy and guest artist Denis Gessing. Then we’ll hear about the enduring legacy of Thorton Wilder’s Our Town. John Berendzen tells us about Liminal’s multimedia 2.0 version of the classic play.
(Encores 11am Sat 11/23 on KZME 107.1FM.)
Featured music for on this edition of Stage & Studio by Aaron Meyer from his CD Near The Edge. Check out his holiday concerts and more info at AaronMeyer.com.)
Portland Story Theater presents the New Works Solo Series, Singlehandedly, an event showcasing three personal storytellers. Portland storytellers Kriya Kaping and Jeff Burke join nationally-acclaimed artist-in-residence performing for two nights only.
Singlehandedly, Solo Series
Featuring Artist-in-Residence Denis Gessing and Urban Tellers Jeff Burke and Kriya Kaping Friday, November 22 | Kaping & Gessing | $15 Saturday, November 23 | Burke & Gessing | $15
Portland Story Theater’s stories may contain “colorful” language, sexual escapades of a questionable nature and numerous examples of extremely poor judgment, along with profound insights, deep revelations and moments of truth, triumph and transformation.
All shows 21+ [Listener Discretion Advised]
(featured in left photo above Kriya Kaping, Denis Gessing and Jeff Burke)
Leo Daedalus (host of The Late Now) leads as The Stage Manager. A singing cast features Carla Grant, Jeff Marchant, Leslie Finch, Alex Reagan, Wayne Haythorn, Rebecca Lowe, and Glenn Williams, Jahnavi Caldwell-Green as Emily Webb, and Corey O’Hara as George Gibbs. Jen Raynak (PCPA) and Nicholas Erickson; Ben Purdy (defunkt, NWCT); Jenny Ampersand; and kollodi collaborate on sound, media, costume, and set. Original music by Jana Losey Crenshaw and Jesse Mejia.