Dmae features Hazardous Beauty at Passin Art Theatre (running till Feb. 17th at the IFCC). She talks with playwright Bonnie Ratner and director Josie Seid about the play, the production and the intersections of race, class, aging, work, art and love.
Written by Bonnie Ratner
Directed by Josie Seid
Starring: Quigley Provost-Landrum and Trish Egan
Runs through February 17, 2019
Fri./Sat. 7:30 p.m. & Sundays 3 p.m.
Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC), 340 N Interstate Ave., Portland
Two women, each with their own stories, dreams, heartaches and joy, meet in a memoir writing class.
When Hazardous Beauty was introduced to Portland as a staged reading in the 2016 Fertile Ground Festival. For this full production, the script has been updated.
Playwright Bonnie Ratner’s plays can be seen on several Portland stages this theatre season: Look for Hazardous Beauty, PassinArt: A Theatre Company, and Cop Out: Beyond Black, White and Blue at August Wilson Red Door Project. Bonnie’s monologue, co-written by Roberta Hunte is part of the world premiere of Here on This Bridge: The –Ism Project.
Director Josie Seid is a member of the LineStorm Playwrights collective and has produced several works in partnership for their Portland in Play 2016 and 2017 productions, she wrote the short plays Jordan’s Wisdom and The Portland Colored School: A Lesson in Reading Between the Lines she also wrote the short play, Overdue for the Short and Sweet short play festival in 2017. Her plays This is Message 13 and Stand By Me have also been featured in Profile Theater’s 24 hour short play festivals in 2017 and 2018.
Her full length play Petite Dames was highlighted by both the Reading Parlor and 2017 Fertile Ground and was a Kilroy List nominee. Look for her newest play, The Great God of the Dark Storm Cloud as a reading in this years Fertile Ground at Artists Rep. in February.