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Thinking of the classics

 On today's Stage and Studio, I talked with Connor Kerns and Debbie Hunter who have been running Quintessence Language and Imagination Theatre concentrating on the classics and Connor's original plays. They started in 2001 and it's been a labor of love for most of this decade. Check out their interview about a new adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice."

Pammela Springfield of Cannibals

We’ve seen her all over town, at plenty of openings. She’s not the kind of person you forget. PDXart had the occasional photo of her posted, yet when I searched through its pages, I could no longer find her.

Pammela Springfield opened a place called Cannibals awhile back, but I think it began to make a dent in the art world when it delivered work to the CAP Auction. That’s when I started walking into galleries and overheard conversations about that wild place on NW 21st and the woman who runs it. But I’ve known Pammela for years – maybe I met her when she hosted a party for the Ramones in ’77, maybe a little earlier.

Movie Talk: Review of Sleep Dealer

 Ed's personal KBOO blog is still under construction. Until then, here is his latest review

 

Sleep Dealer (USA/Mexico 2008)

Director: Alex Rivera

With: Luis Fernando Pena, Leonor Varela, Jacob Vargas

Where: Hollywood Theatre

 

(Mostly in Spanish, with subtitles)

Dystopian vision of the not-too-distant future, specifically the US-Mexican border.  Water in Mexico is owned by corporate entities who sell it to farmers at exorbitant rates, and guard it with military drones and robot weapons.

36--NEWS--Sean Ongley to produce TRISTAN TZARA's "THE GAS HEART"

Hi gang,

Sean will produce  (as well as being a character himself in) Tzara's "The Glass Heart."

Anyone else interested in vocalizing a character in the play should contact Sean.

Thanks

love
raf

 

35--NEWS--Rolf snatches up Arrabal's "The Two Executioners"

As the subject line says.
Expect something deliciously horrible.

love
raf

 

34--TEXT--TRISTAN TZARA's 3 act play "THE GAS HEART"

Hi,

Here's a lovely little bit of playfulness from Tzara.  Enjoy.

love
raf

 

 

33--TEXT--FERNANDO ARRABAL's one act play "THE TWO EXECUTIONERS"

Hi gang,

Here's a tough little piece by Fernando Arrabal, basically one long torture sequence.

While I was transcribing, I contemplated "adjusting" some of Benoit's closing words to his brother to sound more like some of the contemporary excuses being made for not further exposing the Bush/Cheney torture spree, but decided to leave the dialogue as is.

If you do decide to adjust the dialogue along those lines yourself, do keep it "familial" and working within the context of the play.

thanks
love
raf

 

32--TEXT--OLIVERIO GIRONDO Poetry #2--Prose Poems

Hi,

This is a very small collection of GIRONDO's Prose Poems which are available individually or as a group.  This will probably be the last GIRONDO, at least for a while.

There is one more 2-voice piece I'm contemplating scripting but I'm also interested in trying to voice it entirely myself.  And at that point I will have extracted all of the material I found of interest in the book "Scarecrow & other anomalies". 

You can borrow the book if you are interested in exploring the material I left behind. 

Enjoy.

love
raf

31--TEXT--Excerpts from OLIVERIO GIRONDO's "SCARECROW Accessible To All"

Hi folks,

Here's some more marvelous GIRONDO.  Throwing these out there to be taken on individually as monologues or as short multi-voiced theater pieces.  Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

love
raf

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