Monthly Archives: December 2010

Beer and Cookies Cabaret! Call for Radness!

Howdy World!

The Working Theatre Collective presents

Beer and Cookies Cabaret:
the third one:
Live at Radio Room!!!
Three times as Beer, Three times as cookie, Ten times as Awesome!

yes that is a lot of awesome!

And we want you!!! to do things! Dancing? Singing? Puppets? Comedy? Poetry? SECRET TALENTS(!)? Telepathy? New works? Fun stuffs that last ten minutes? It’s a variety show! We’re looking for all kinds of things, and people (like you?)!

The Cabaret will be Sunday January 9th at 9pm at Radio Room (NE Alberta and 11th). Performances should incorporate the theme “This Day in History,” in some manner or another (did you know that Thomas Payne’s “Common Sense” was published on the 9th of January, that that’s Nixon’s b’day? that that was the day the Martians finally revolted? etc etc etc) The possibilities  are almost endless!

Interested? Drop an email!! Please include “beer and cookies” in the headline!



up next: fertile ground

oh yes, we’re doing something. not just some thing, but two things!

Working in Progress: “peter pan project” and “A Spirit to Write a Joyful Song”

Mon 24 Jan 2011 07:30PM

peter pan project is a devised piece about growing up…or not.

Created by Ashley Hollingshead, Sean Andries, Sara Lynn Herman, Craig Lamm, and Alex Leigh Ramirez.
“i am still alive and loved and wide-eyed in my time”

What did you want to be when you grew up? a Navy Seal, a farmer, a fire truck driver, an archaeologist, a popcorn maker…remember when you were a kid and could be any any thing you wanted? do anything you wanted? but now we are growing up and finding a world so different than the one promised to us. it’s harder to be what we dreamed we could be, sometimes even harder to continue dreaming…This will be a phase one workshop showing, before a final production in the spring.

The Spirit to Write a Joyful Song by Nate Harpel

The journey from talented young gun with promise to local hero is a sketchy road at best, even when you may or may not be the most talented musician the world has yet to produce. In a town not unlike this one, a man with a guitar struggles with love and liquor, drugs and death, fucking up and freaking out, and other alliterative phrases. Just remember, there are other ways of losing your soul than just selling it to the devil. A sort of folk-rock ballad opera, Spirit will be a work in progress reading.

A Spirit to Write a Joyful Song will be part of a two event evening: The Working Theatre Collective: Working in Progress. peter pan project will show first (7:30pm) followed by A Spirit to Write a Joyful Song (8:30). There will be a feed back session after the two works.

These shows are a part of the Fertile Ground Festival.

Eff Space
Portland, OR

tickets to our shows are cash at the door ($5-10).  if you want to buy a festival pass (letting you into our show and more.  so much more) go here.

20 erotic shorts auditions are december 14th! come audition!!!

directed by Eva Suter
2 dudes
2 ladies

Last year we sent out a call for submissions of short erotically themed pieces and received 90+ submissions from all sorts of folks from all over the country.  We chose 20, cast some rad folks, and put on an awesome show.  we had such a great time that we’ve decided to do it again this year, with twenty new pieces (we’ve received over 100 submissions this time around) There will not be any nudity in the show, but as it is an evening of erotic shorts, there will be heterosexual situations, homosexual situations, all kinds of situations.

rehearsals will start the second week of January and the performances will be February 10-14th and the 17th-20th.  (two weekends, 9 shows).

Audition info:  Next Tuesday, December 14th, from 6-8pm. auditions will be held at the eff Space (333 ne Hancock st). Please send an email to to reserve an audition slot.  Come prepared with a 1 minute monologue, resume, and headshot. there will be a small amount of monetary compensation.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

The Working Theatre Collective is an ensemble based company that is dedicated to producing new works.  We focus on aggressively artistic, DIY productions in unexpected spaces.  We are interested in creating theatre that is working to establish a home in the hearts of the artist and the audience. Through working to produce art we find the heart of living!

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