Artists Rep’s new series features internationally acclaimed artists who are breaking new ground in theatrical creation and presentation. This inaugural season features innovative works by internationally acclaimed artists from London, Vancouver, B.C. and Los Angeles.
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by Deborah Pearson
December 1 – December 4
In THE FUTURE SHOW, Deborah Pearson attempts to predict her entire future from the moment the show ends and the audience begins to clap. The piece is obsessively rewritten for each new performance and consequently each new future.
LISTEN HERE as Resident Artist Susannah Mars chats with writer Deborah Pearson about THE FUTURE SHOW for her Artslandia podcast "Adventures in Artslandia." They discuss what Deborah will consider as she re-writes her show for Portland audiences at this moment in time in a fascinating and far-reaching conversation.
READ this interview by Shannon Gormley of Willamette Week who spoke with Deborah a week before her first show in Portland.
“Unmissable. ****” –The Herald
“A beautiful, accomplished, bittersweet philosophical work on love, loss and memory.” –Total Theatre Magazine
“An intensely emotional and intellectual evening. The show dug deep and emerged fiery.” –Steel Bananas, Canada
“A theatrical dynamo.” –Lynn Slotkin, The Slotkin Letter
Created and performed by Marcus Youssef and James Long
Produced by Theatre Replacement and Neworld Theatre in association with Crow’s Theatre
March 24 – March 26
Is Joe Biden a loser? Is Kanye West a winner? What about microwave ovens, Goldman Sachs or Mexico? Old friends Marcus Youssef and James Long dissect a series of people, places and things in a seemingly harmless game called Winners and Losers. What starts out as a friendly competition quickly becomes personal - unpacking layers of privilege, class and status - as each seek to defeat the other.
RUN TIME: Approximately 90 minutes with NO intermission.
by Roger Guenveur Smith
April 21 – April 23
In this riveting performance, Smith unravels the myth of “the first reality TV star.” Rodney King tells the story of a flawed, good-hearted everyman - from his harsh entry into the national spotlight to a lonely death at the bottom of his swimming pool. Twenty-five years after King’s memorable plea to the nation, Smith asks us once again, “Can we all just get along?”