2017/18 Frontier Series
Artists Rep’s Frontier Series presents internationally acclaimed artists who are reimagining how theatre is created and shared. The second year of this groundbreaking series features bold new work from New York, Seattle and Iran. These are limited, one weekend engagements, offering Portland audiences access to exciting touring performances from around the world. The Frontier Series is curated by Jerry Tischleder (Risk/Reward Festival).
Written and performed by Becca Blackwell
Co-Presented with PICA's Time-Based Art (TBA) Festival
September 8 – September 11
Part standup comedy special, part teen zine confessional, They, Themself and Schmerm is Becca's disturbingly hilarious personal tale of identity, abuse, sexuality and gender. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll question what bathroom to use.
"A singular sensation!" — New York Theatre Review
Written, directed and performed by Frank Boyd
Created in collaboration with the TEAM
March 8 – March 11
An explosive Kansas City DJ broadcasts his articulate, profane and impassioned testimony to American jazz in an 80-minute music-filled interactive experience.
"An intense and invigorating crash course in music appreciation." — The New York Times (Critic's Pick)
"A euphoric and heartrending experience" — Culturebot
A play by Nassim Soleimanpour
April 12 – April 15
No rehearsals. No director. No set. Every night a new actor opens an envelope and encounters the script for the first time. Will you participate? Will you be manipulated? Will you listen? Will you really listen?
"Playful, enigmatic and haunting." — The New York Times
"A theatrical high-wire act. I can't wait to see it again." — The Hollywood Reporter
"A dazzling, transcendent piece of alive-and kicking-theatre" — Entertainment Weekly
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