Deception Unit Summer Showings
May 19, 2017
We’re pleased to announce that our newest show, Deception Unit, will be showing at two incredible festivals this coming summer.
The first will be June 9-11 as part of Northwest New Works at On the Boards in Seattle (TICKETS). This twenty-minute showing will share the stage with three other northwest artists (Kim Lusk, Katie Piatt, and Cameo Lethem) presenting new work.
July 13-16, PETE will present an hour-long version of Deception Unit as part of Summerfest at CoHo Theatre (TICKETS). We’ll be the fifth and last weekend of the festival, which in previous weeks includes Shaking The Tree, Eric Davis, Kelly Kinsella, and Diana Lynn Small.
ICP Festival is coming May 5-7!
April 24, 2017
ICP FESTIVAL 2017
Created and performed by the ICP class of 2017
May 5/6 at 7:30pm, May 7 at 2pm
at the CoHo Theater (2257 NW Raleigh St, Portland, OR)
The culminating event of this year’s training program is a festival of original work–created, directed, and performed by Sandi Coughlin, Sullivan Mackintosh, Nicola Rossi, and Jake Simonds. This festival’s four interdisciplinary performance pieces draw on sources both iconic and personal, using material from classic literature, famous films and historical revelations to explore themes of isolation, individualism, identity and agency. In addition, the CoHo lobby will feature a video installation which chronicles the creative process of ICP student Jake Simonds for one minute per day over the 139 days leading up to the Festival.
Training in 2017
January 17, 2017
We’ve just announced our first three trainings for 2017. Upcoming trainings are Clown Class with Philip Cuomo, and two Suzuki/Viewpoints Intensives in June. We have also just begun accepting applications for our 2017/18 Institute for Contemporary Performance year of training. Contact Jacob Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org for more on any of these training opportunities.
PETE Awarded OCF Grant For Chekhov Project
We are thrilled to announce that the Oregon Community Foundation has chosen PETE as one of 18 recipients of their Creative Heights grant. This major award will support work on PETE productions of Chekhov‘s Uncle Vanya, The Seagull, and The Cherry Orchard, in collaboration with translator Štĕpán Šimek. Over the next two years, PETE will work with Šimek to develop fresh English translations of these classic texts, and in 2018 we’ll premiere a vital new Uncle Vanya. We are honored to continue the collaboration that began with our work on The Three Sisters, and look forward to bringing you dynamic, surprising Chekov productions in the years to come. This unprecedented grant of $77,000 represents a huge step forward for PETE. We’ve got a lot to do. Please consider joining OCF in supporting PETE’s future work – check out our support page for more. We look forward to the next two years of growth, collaboration, and experimentation.
Introducing PETE’s new studio
Post-show panels for Procedures
June 21, 2016
Processes for Making New Work
Panelists: Linda Austin & Jeff Forbes
Moderated by Amber Whitehall
Wednesday June 22nd
Shaking the Tree Theatre
823 SE Grant St
Join us for this lively panel discussion about different approaches to making new performance. PETE’s intersection with Linda Austin’s work was inspiration for this conversation as a way to start dialogue across disciplines from dance to performance to theatre.
Writing for Devising
A conversation with Robert Quill Camp
Moderated by Rebecca Lingafelter
Thursday June 30
Shaking the Tree Theatre
823 SE Grant St
Director Rebecca Lingafelter leads a conversation and Q&A with OBIE award winning playwright and PETE collaborator Robert Quill Camp. The evening will focus on the challenges and rewards of writing for devising process and the unique way in which Quill worked with PETE to create Procedures for Saying No.
Tickets for Procedures On Sale Now
April 11, 2016
OR, The Whale closes Jan 23
January 19, 2016
A huge thanks to everyone who has made it to [or, the whale] so far.
We have just one weekend left, and hope you can join us for this spectacular event.
A few thoughts from the press:
“Original, funny, thought-provoking” – Oregon Arts Watch
“A joyful journey into the mind of a madman” – Willamette Week
“A fully immersive experience that engages multiple senses” – Broadway World
Welcome to The Edge
January 14, 2016
[or, the whale] Panel Discussion 1/14
January 13, 2016