Procedures for Saying No

The fourth part of PETE’s Journey Play constellation is called Procedures For Saying No. The show is a prequel (of sorts) for the Journey Play project, an examination of toil in the workplace, and what conditions might make a person choose the roaring chaos of the deep over the relative safety of the shore. Loosely based on Melville’s Bartleby, the Scrivener, the play will ask both PETE and our audience to interrogate the procedures that govern our lives and the consequences of saying no. The project is being written collaboration with Resident Scholar Robert Quillen Camp, and we open June 18, 2016.

Procedures for Saying No is made possible, in part, by the Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Kinsman Foundation, the Oregon Cultural Trust, and Ronni LaCroute.