REVIEWS: BURAKEYE

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Burakeye was down to 3 dancers when I saw them on Saturday night. They had transportation issues and were unable to get all their drums to the Apohadion. However, the show must go on. So with audio tracks of their … Continued

REVIEWS: The Unkindest Cut

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Depression sucks. Describing depressive episodes suck. Talking about going into the dark places and rationalizing the negative self-talk, the self-harm, the suicidal ideation to someone who only tangentially/obliquely understands is hellish and debilitating. The Unkindest Cut explains all that. Jocelyn … Continued

REVIEWS: Procession

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  Muscleflea charmingly showcases four major emotional points in the human experience and invites their intimate audience to validate and step though the motions of each with them. The artist guides the group with a mixture of gentle intellectualism, clear … Continued

REVIEWS: Séance on a Tuesday Afternoon

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I’m not sure when exactly this play started…like there really wasn’t a “let the performance begin” moment. The cast just kinda took over: moving people, moving chair, setting up tables, summoning ghosts and lines… Séance on a Tuesday Afternoon is … Continued

REVIEWS: May We / (Mais Oui)

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Sometimes the hidden remains veiled. ‘Mais Oui’ deftly opens and retreats like a gentle breath; a meditation on knowledge of self. — ASHLEY KOTZUR, PortFringe 2019 Review Team May We/ (Mais Oui) is a bird of a thing: fragile, hollow … Continued

REVIEWS: BREAD

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Full Sun Theatre, a pair of theater-makers from the breadbasket of America (by that I mean Iowa), interviewed several women in the throes of middle age, starting with the question: If you were a kind of bread, what would you … Continued

REVIEWS: Lighting Martha

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If you go to school for lighting design, you will be studying the work of Jean Rosenthal. So said the lighting designer for Lighting Martha in a talk back session following the show on Saturday night at Portland Stage Studio … Continued

REVIEWS: Rearranging The Furniture

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Heather May’s piece “Rearranging the Furniture” is a gentle but very powerful journey into marginalization and disability. This masterful theater professor and director lays bare her fear and asks us to share for a moment how she sees. My brother … Continued

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