Meet Samantha Shay and learn about Vasalisa, an original devised performance co-created by internationally recognised artist collective Source Material, co-created with Gerri Ravyn Stanfield. Vasalisa will be at Headwaters Theatre on Sunday May 14th @ 2pm and 7pm. Find tickets here http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2905955
Susannah chats with Dmae Roberts and Sarika Mehta talk about Media Rites’ Theatre Diaspora
Project’s Washer/Dryer by Nandita Shenoy.
There will be an enhanced reading of Washer/Dryer at Portland Center Stageon May 14th at 7:00 p.m. & May 20th at 2:00 p.m. in the Ellyn Bye Studio.
Washer/Dryer is directed by company member Samson Syharath.
Cast includes Anthony Lam, Sarika Mehta, Elaine Low, Dmae Roberts and Mathew Sepeda
Meet Lacroute Playwright in Residence Andrea Stolowitz and learn about her newest play The Berlin Diary at Coho Productions in partnership with Hand2Mouth Theatre. The great-grandfather of Oregon Book Award-winning playwright Andrea Stolowitz kept a journal for his descendents after escaping to New York City in 1939 as a German Jew. Following the complicated lure of genealogy, Stolowitz goes back to Berlin to bring the story of her unknown ancestors out of the archives into the light. The record keeps as many secrets as it shares; how do people become verschollen, lost, like library books?
Meet Fuchsia Lin filmmaker and textile artist. Her film Crystals of Transformation is a dance film that promotes water environmentalism and the research of a water scientist, Dr. MasaruEmoto. It’s a part of the Contact Dance Film Festival: Presented by Northwest Film Center and BodyVox Dance.
Apr. 27 - 29, 2017
Susannah chats with Def Poetry Jam alumnus Dahlak Brathwaite, who will be be performing Spiritrails presented by Boom Arts at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, April 21-30th with a family friendly Hip Hop History; on April 30, Ages 7 and up recommended.
Don't miss this fascinating conversation about food as art.
Meet Katrina Sarson host of Oregon Art Beat who introduced Susannah to Jared Goodman of Morgan St. Theatre and Sarah Hart of Alma Chocolates to talk about their food and their art and the April 13th episode of Oregon Art Beat.
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Ready for something special? Listen here to a demo from Marc Acito and Amy Englehardt's new musical Bastard Jones, sung by Rudy Cardenas (American Idol finalist, season 3) opening at The Cell Theatre in NYC this summer. Help fund it here or get yourself to NYC to see it.
Also, listen to what's up with the amazing Marc Acito since he left Portland to conquer the Big Apple. Yes, he made it to Broadway with George Takei and Allegiance!
Susannah Mars was guest host for Stage and Studio and kicked off Women's History Month with two Portland leaders. She sat down with to Ruth Wikler-Luker curator / producer of Boom Arts & Sarah Slipper, artistic director of NW Dance Project to talk about their upcoming internationally themed shows.