We are thrilled to announce that we have received a Puffin West Grant in support of our 2013 production of Nighthawks! This is our first national grant, and we are very proud to be counted amongst the many remarkable organizations and artists being supported by Puffin West. Many heartfelt thanks to the director, Java Kitrick, and to this truly fantastic organization!
On February 24th Anne and Camille will be leading a workshop that touches on the heart of Push Leg’s approach to theatre making. (registration is now open!)
We would love you to join us! This is an exciting opportunity to broaden your skills, to deepen your understanding and to experience and develop a new way to find freedom and play in the work you do as a performer and maker.
The Workshop: Le Jeu (Play): Feb 24th
Join us for a one day intensive workshop exploring a physical approach to theater making. Based on the teachings of Jacques Lecoq, the workshop invites an investigation into a creation process comprised of both the physical form, the expressive body, and Le Jeu, the sense of play that infuses a performance with spontaneity. Play is what allows us to be truly present, playful, open, and responsive in both the creation process and in performance. Discover the dynamics of space, rhythm, and complicite (collaboration) through movement analysis and exercises, improvisation, and group work. Ideal for performers from all disciplines (actors, dancers, aerialists) the workshop is designed for both experienced performers looking to strengthen their physical presence and add to their performers toolbox as well as for beginners interested in exploring physical theater.
Time: Sunday, Feb 24, 1-5pm
TO REGISTER Visit: http://www.vanportsquarestudio.com/payment.shtml
We hope your summer is going well! We are well on our way to developing Push Leg’s 2nd original project, Nighthawks, inspired by the works of Edward Hopper. We are thrilled to be able to say this is our second RACC Grant supported project. Once again, we have been chosen to participate in Portland Actors Conservatory’s PACLAB, an incubator for new work. A three-week rehearsal intensive will culminate in two public showings of what we’ve created.
Push Leg Presents Nighthawks
The kinetic vitality of invention and imagination of a physical-theater based ensemble collides with Edward Hopper’s world of small-town Americana longing and solitude to create a landscape teaming with life, longing, and the American Dream. Nighthawks paints a picture both intimate and epic, as characters dare to reach beyond the confines of their every day.
Join us for our work in progress showings August 26th & 27th – shows are at 7:30 and will be followed by a brief talkback.
Performances take place at Portland Actors Conservatory: 1436 SW Montgomery Street
Portland, Oregon 97201-2557.
Tickets: $5-10 sliding scale, cash or check at the door (email for reservations: pushleg at gmail dot com)
Push Leg brings together the crème of Portland’s theater and dance worlds, developed and performed by Catherine Egan, Keyon Gaskin, Darren McCarthy, Ben Plont, Anne Sorce & Camille Cettina, assistant directed by Sascha Blocker and designed in collaboration with Jenny Ampersand (costumes) and Bill Tripp (set).
Anne and Camille have been working hard on opposite sides of town – just one week left to see both shows, don’t miss them!
Camille is over on the west side playing
multiple characters in CoHo Theatre’s
production of Hard Times.
Anne is over on the east side playing the title role in Imago’s English language world premiere of The Black Lizard.
You can’t be in two places at once, but there is still time to see both shows.
We’d love to see you!
Anne & Camille
PS In the meantime, we are gathering our cast for Nighthawks, and can’t wait to share the news of that exciting team with you soon!
There is a hint of spring in the air and as we move further into 2012 we wanted to share some of the exciting news and things we’ve got going here at Push Leg.
Firstly, thank you to everyone who came out to see Mr. Darcy Dreamboat last November. It was a hugely successful run and we were thrilled to have been able to share our debut piece with so many people.
For us, 2012 began with news that Push Leg has been awarded a project grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council for the development of our second piece, Nighthawks. An original devised work, Nighthawks sets a cast of eccentric clown-esque characters against the late night blues of a small town lounge bar. Inspired by the works of Edward Hopper, the landscape evokes the solitude and starkness of small town America while delighting in the pools of light that catch particular moments, allowing us to peer into the lives of these down on their luck locals.
We are in the research and planning phase right now, but move into rehearsals this summer, with public workshop presentations happening in Fall 2012.
Meanwhile both Camille and Anne have been busy around town working on a variety of projects and collaborations.
Camille recently appeared in the world premiere of I am (Still) the Duchess of Malfi at the Artists Repertory Theater. She is currently directing & co-creating a dance-theatre piece with original composition by John Berendzen of Liminal as part of Liminal Presents Gertrude Stein.
Over 30 artists from every discipline have joined forces to create a total sensory experience in a warehouse performance environment, all based on the writings of 20th century modernist master Gertrude Stein (and part of the city-wide March Music Moderne festival). The event is happening March 22, 23 & 24. Tickets are on sale now! For a video sneak peek of Camille’s piece, “One Dancing” click here.
Stay tuned for more from Push Leg, we hope to see you soon!
Camille and Anne
Tickets are on sale now for
Mr. Darcy Dreamboat
Hot on the heels of a smashing sneak peek at this year’s Fertile Ground Festival, we are nearing time to launch the dreamboat!
A tasty treat of theatrical delights, Mr. Darcy Dreamboat is performed in a highly inventive Lecoq-based physical theatre style. This literary romp is a mash up of books and characters, from Nancy Drew – girl detective, to JD Salinger’s disenfranchised teenagers, from the romance and fantasy of Jane Austen, to T.S.Eliot’s “still point of the turning world.” Audiences embark on a journey through literary worlds they have known, loved and yet to discover.The Details: When: November 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 at 8:00 pm, November 13 & 20 at 2pm Place: Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center: 5340 North Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR Ticket Price: $15.00 – Buy your tickets in advance by clicking HERE! Bring your book club to a special talk back performance on November 13! Book clubs receive a special discount – $10/ticket for groups of 10 or more purchased in advance. Call Ethos to book your book club: 503-283-8467 x115
The Collaborative Team:
Camille Cettina…writer, performer, conceiver
Anne Sorce…director, co-deviser
Heather Oakes…stage manager
John Berendzen…composer, sound designer
Bill Tripp…Set Design
We’re live and counting!
We’ve given ourselves one month to reach our goal: $2,000 by 10/19/11.
We have been working long and hard for the last year to create Push Leg’s first show, Mr. Darcy Dreamboat. After many months we are closing in on the final stretch – the Dreamboat launches November 11!
To help us get to the finish line we’ve set a fundraising goal of $2,000 to cover rehearsal and production costs. We’ve designed a campaign through IndieGoGO, similar to Kickstarter, but a partner organization with our fiscal sponsor Fractured Atlas so that all donations can be tax deductible. (Also, we have lots of fun treats to whet your literary appetites – so take a look!)
It’s not too soon to reserve your seat on the Dreamboat – Tickets on sale now - Click Here!
world premiere ‘Mr. Darcy Dreamboat’
Catch a ride on the Dreamboat with all your literary crushes in Camille Cettina’s new one-woman show, Mr. Darcy Dreamboat. Performances at The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center (IFCC) November 11, 12, 14, 17, 18, 19 at 8:00pm and November 13 & 20 at 4pm.
Hot on the heels of a smashing sneak peek at this year’s Fertile Ground Festival, longtime Portland theatre artist, Camille Cettina, premiere’s her new one-woman show, Mr. Darcy Dreamboat this Fall! A tasty treat of theatrical delights, Mr. Darcy Dreamboat is performed in a highly inventive, Lecoq-based physical theatre style. This literary romp is a mash up of books and characters, from Nancy Drew – girl detective, to JD Salinger’s disenfranchised teenagers, from the romance and fantasy of Jane Austen, to T.S.Eliot’s “still point of the turning world.” Audiences embark on a journey through literary worlds they have known and loved.
Mr. Darcy Dreamboat is being created in collaboration with some of Portland’s top theater artists including John Berendzen, Mead Hunter, JoAnn Johnson, Jessica Wallenfels, Bill Tripp, Jerry Mouawad, Kollodi Norton, and NY transplant and Push Leg Co-Artistic Director, Anne Sorce.
Mr. Darcy Dreamboat is funded, in part by a grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council.
Mr. Darcy Dreamboat
When: November 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 at 8:00 pm, November 13 & 20 at 2pm
Place: Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center: 5340 North Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR
Ticket Price: $15.00
Tickets will be available in advance at www.ethos.org or at the door. To make reservations call: 503-AT-ETHOS (Tickets to go on sale in October)