Monthly Archives: October 2010

20 erotic shorts 2.0 call for submissions!

This February 10-14th, 17th-19th.

the working theatre collective presents
20 Erotic Shorts  2.0 (twice as sexy)

 

Last year’s Valentine’s Day Extravaganza was such a huge success, that we’ve brought it back again this year (and extended the run)!

20 short plays from all sorts of fancy folks, PDX and beyond!
To be directed by Eva Suter and performed by a company of actors.
Dirty? Thoughtful? Sexy? Funny? Sexy?
There’s only one way to find out…                           Write one.

The WTC is accepting submissions of original short erotically themed plays to be part of their third annual Valentine’s Day Extravaganza.

Guidelines:
Five minutes or less
Erotically themed (not necessarily erotic)
Four or fewer actors
Awesomeness

Include in the script at least one of the following:
-a hammer tattoo
-”where did you sleep last night”
-the best jukebox in town
-kneesocks
-“the last living polar bear”
Submission are due 12/1/2010
Feel free to submit several pieces
We will inform you if we select your work
Recompense will be free tickets and our undying love and affection

send original scripts to
theworkingtheatrecollective@ gmail.com
(indicate “20 Erotic Shorts 2.0” in the subject line)

medusa opens november 4th!

Medusa
by Eva Suter
Directed by Nate Harpel
November 4th-20th
Performances Thu-Sat, 8pm
$10-15 sliding scale, Thursdays PWYW
333 ne Hancock St, PDX
RSVP 503-893-9075

The Working Theatre Collective announces the next production in its third season: the World Premier of Medusa, by local playwright Eva Suter.

Medusa is a perfectly normal girl born to a family of monsters, doomed by fate to become a monster. Perseus is a perfectly normal boy –except for the whole demigod thing– bound by fate to kill the monster Medusa. Perhaps understandably she doesn’t much care for this.

The third and final installment in collective member Eva Suter’s Unfortunate Greek Women Trilogy, Medusa skews our understanding that all those old stories are timeless. What if Medusa isn’t actually turning people to stone? (Haven’t you ever heard of metaphors?) What if Perseus isn’t the grand warrior that Clash of Titans presents him as, but rather just a boy with a driftwood sword trying to prove himself to his mother? (And what if he’s not very good with a sword anyway?)

Medusa is an exploration of the detritus of story-telling and our ability to tell and retell those old myths in a way that makes at least a little bit of sense to all of us. Aren’t we all wondering exactly whose stories we’re living anyway? Medusa features performances by Mitch Fennimore, Renee Gerow, Brittney Harris, and Andrea Lovio.