Thursday October 29, 8pm
I Should Have a Party For All The Thoughts I Didn’t Say
Source Material Workshop Performance
Seating is very limited. Tickets hereI Should Have a Party For All The Thoughts I Didn’t Say is an interdisciplinary theatrical performance of grief merry-making, a proclamation of radical conformities, a ceremony of etiquette and recklessness, of delicate customs and remembrance, of cowardly ceremonies, and secret braveries. Source Material takes over the entire building of the historic Old Church in Portland to create an atmospheric love letter to Russian writer Anton Chekhov, told through the lens of an immersive site specific funeral party.
Source Material is an international collective of artists whose goal is to create artistic work that provokes the aesthetic horizons of contemporary performance through an investment in the wisdom of the intuition.
Source Material premiered their first piece, Into The Fog in 2014 at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, winning four awards including Best Dance/Physical Theatre Performance, The Duende Distinction, and the Encores! Producers’ Award. Currently Source Material is planning their inaugural theatrical season for 2016. www.source-material.us
Samantha Ravenna Sóley Shay is a young American director, currently living and working in Portland, where she is the artistic director and founder of international artist collective, Source Material. She began directing in 2010 while an Acting student at the California Institute of the Arts, where she holds a BFA in Acting (2012). Her original and collaborative works include Dancing Behind My Eyelids (2010), Angel Fragments (2012), and Into The Fog (2014), for which she won three awards: The Duende Distinction, Best Dance/Physical Theatre Performance, and Encore Producers Award at the Hollywood Fringe. She is currently developing Source Material’s first season, which will consist of two original works: I Should Have a Party For All The Thoughts I Didn’t Say, an immersive funeral party and love letter to Anton Chekhov, and of Light, an original opera about the celestial rhythms of the human body, in collaboration with Karyyn and Nini Julia Bang, under the mentorship of performance artist Marina Abramović. www.ravennasoley.com.
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