Mercury Company III

Coming soon.

COVID has been a transformative experience creating unprecedented uncertainty. In the inaugural Mercury Company, ART found a model to employ with confidence as the pandemic timeline continues to shift.  Individual donors, along with State of Oregon distributed COVID relief grants, funded the additional round of creative work that took place during the six-week intensive process (20 projects were worked on by nearly 90 artists). A series of audio dramas and experimental short films will be released to audiences in the winter, spring, and summer of 2021. ART is planning its next Mercury Company development process which will occur in the spring of 2021.

 

Jacinta’s Magical Traveling Theatre; Chapter I: Dreams on the Bridge

In Development

by Blanca Forzán Our multicultural story will follow Jacinta’s journey as a young girl starting on the Mexican border and then visiting the landmarks, culture, and cities of the United States of America. The first city Jacinta will visit is...

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Jacinta’s Magical Traveling Theatre; Chapter I: Dreams on the Bridge
Beheading Columbus

Beheading Columbus

In Development

Beheading Columbus is a project in Mercury III (June 2021) written by Diana Burbano Beheading Columbus follows two sisters down a trail of DNA deception and makes them face race and colorism in the Latinx community and in their own...

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Coming Out and Overcoming

Coming Out and Overcoming

In Development

This project is a collaboration with Asian Pacific Network of Oregon, Theatre Diaspora and Artists Repertory Theatre. Queer and Trans Asian American and Pacific Islander community members will participate in a storytelling workshop, sharing their stories of coming out, transitioning,...

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Fight Call

Fight Call

In Development

written by Sarah B. Mantell Fight Call is a love story told through the fight calls for every one of Shakespeare’s female death scenes. This project, written by Sarah Mantell, and directed by Avital Shira, exposes the toll this Shakespearean...

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The Great God of the Dark Storm Cloud

The Great God of the Dark Storm Cloud

In Development

The Great God of the Dark Storm Cloud is a project in Mercury III (June 2021) written by Josie Seid A contemporary retelling of the Greek tragedy Hecuba is told from an African American perspective, integrating modern themes and concepts,...

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In Plain Sight

In Plain Sight

In Development

In Plain Sight is a project in Mercury III (June 2021) written by Tess Raunig The story follows Lex, a disabled, non-binary trans person, in their early 30s, who began their hormonal transition on low dose testosterone during the pandemic,...

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The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields

In Development

written by Anya Pearson For Cly, the news of her husband’s early release from prison threatens to unravel everything she’s worked for. Set in East Oakland in the midst of the 1980’s crack epidemic, The Killing Fields re-imagines the story of Agamemnon through...

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Mother of Color

Mother of Color

In Development

Written by Dawn Jones Redstone Mother of Color is the feature film debut of Mexican American filmmaker Dawn Jones Redstone. In a tumultuous world, a whip-smart community organizer and single mother of two dreams of running for office but constantly...

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Nightingale 7

Nightingale 7

In Development

Written by Andrew Dahl, Erica Mann, Eric Pargac and Aubrey Saverino Nightingale 7 is a scripted narrative podcast that pulls you into the role of the protagonist, as characters guide you on an urgent search for a cure to a...

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The Night We Won

The Night We Won

In Development

Written by Yussef El Guindi Love, politics, art and the struggle to maintain the idealism of all three in the face of various corrupting forces. A young man and an older woman meet in a bar on Senate Election Night...

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Pointed Portland

Pointed Portland

In Development

Written by Reena Dutt Every neighborhood has a mystery to solve…and residents with clues. Similar to Spoon River Anthology, everyone’s history develops based on who you ask, and how your hippocampus recollects these memories. In this piece (utilizing Eko or...

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Red Door Untitled Film Project

Red Door Untitled Film Project

In Development

A workshop for a future film project produced by Red Door.

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The Revolution of the Unbearable Departed Yearning

The Revolution of the Unbearable Departed Yearning

In Development

The Revolution of the Unbearable Departed Yearning was a project in Mercury I & II (June 2020/November 2020) and now Mercury III written by Lava Alapai, Linda Alper, Anthony Hudson, Dan Kitrosser, Susannah Mars, Luan Schooler, Josie Seid The old...

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Sabor

Sabor

In Development

written by AnaSofía Villanueva Sabor is a story of a mixed-race Latina, Clara, in search of her place within the elite culinary world and among her relationships. After the passing of her abuelo, Clara makes drastic life changes: breaking off...

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Sista Suffragist!

Sista Suffragist!

In Development

A working group organized and led by Kisha Jarrett and B. Frayn Masters. This multi-year multi-media project centers on four Oregonian black women who were instrumental in getting women the right to vote and particularly fought for women of color...

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Sodara

Sodara

In Development

written by Derek Kolluri & Deven Kolluri Two cousins, STU and SOL, are seeing each other for the first time in years. STU, a PhD candidate in cultural anthropology, is finally beginning to gain acceptance by commodifying elements of his...

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Sube Y Baja

Sube Y Baja

In Development

written by Francisco Garcia On July 28, 2019, three pink teeter-totters were briefly placed on the border wall of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas, which stands on the most-crossed border in the world and a continual site of...

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Those Places We Carry

Those Places We Carry

In Development

Artists from across areas of practice gather for a single day intensive story circle/sharing workshop. Participants are guided through a series of prompts/themes and share autobiographical stories in response to those prompts. Writing breaks are interspersed throughout so storytellers can...

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The Transformation of Joan Little

The Transformation of Joan Little

In Development

written by Bobby Bermea A theatrical account of what went on behinds the scenes of the 1974 murder trial of Joan Little. Joan Little was the first woman to be aquitted of murder committed in self defense against a sexual...

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Untitled Queer Scary Things Project

Untitled Queer Scary Things Project

In Development

A focused work group intent on researching the correlation between queerness and the horror genre, why queer people love scary things, and why our narratives feel so connected to spook. The work from this group may result in a play,...

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Untitled Sketch Comedy

Untitled Sketch Comedy

In Development

Untitled Sketch Comedy is a project in Mercury III (June 2021) Development of a long-form sketch comedy web series dealing with issues of race.  The project scope and project deck is creating a sustainable budget for a web/tv series, writing...

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