Imago Theatre

Location

17 SE 8th Ave.
Portland
,
OR
97214
,
US

Website

Description

IMAGO THEATER Biography Since 1979, Imago has been creating transformative theater that crosses boundaries traditionally associated with language, age and the physical realm. None other than the New York Times said of their work: “Theater like this opens the eyes to the possibilities of exploration in the vast realm of imagination.” The company’s trademark style – which combines masks, dance and slapstick with witty social commentary on the human condition – is the direct result of over thirty years of study, development, and practice. Not easily pigeon-holed, Imago has repeatedly proven unique in its ability to create both popular family-oriented fare as highly regarded as its critically acclaimed (and ambitious) productions for adults. Imago has toured globally for over three decades, with numerous multi-national visits to Asia and Europe. Two of the company’s most lauded production, FROGZ and ZooZoo, have played at Broadway’s esteemed New Victory Theatre while another, No Exit, was revived at Harvard’s American Repertory Theatre and the Hartford Stage Company. Working out of a large 18,000 square foot theatre laboratory in Portland, Oregon, under the artistic direction of Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad, Imago’s ensemble of actors, dancers, designers, fabricators and musicians become alchemists seeking fresh perspectives of performance. The company has been honored for mask theatre pieces which have appealed to a wide age range, and for innovative works that push the boundaries of form, design and story. With its ongoing mission to create theater that transcends language, age, and gravity (and other laws of the real world), Imago has repeatedly entertained multicultural, multigenerational audiences with its inventively mind-bending productions. While the company’s approach has long been grounded in the rigorously physical techniques of the late Jacques Lecoq – an influential theater theoretician for whom Imago co-founder Carol Triffle served as assistant --- Imago has developed a distinctly theatrical approach all its own, one that’s equal parts dance, design, circus, music, text, and illusion. Jerry Mouawad’s neo-vaudevillian treatment of Sartre’s existentialist masterpiece No Exit was hailed for its “skin-tingling tension” (Boston Globe) while Triffle’s The Dinner was cited as “the most original and inspired theater you'll see” (The Oregonian).

Future Events

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Past Events

Saturday
Jun
9
2018
Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Carol Triffle, Portland’s premier absurdist playwright, has penned a darkly stirring comedy called Fallout. When three characters are trapped in a fallout shelter, their identities slide from doom to zany, and all perspective on life is confused. Will Jackie Ann ever find her long lost cousin? And what happened to poor Bobby anyway? Is there anyone Nadine doesn’t have a crush on? Find out in this comedic, locked-room, end-of-the-world Triffle original. Scenic Design – Carol Triffle Light Design and Production Management – Jon Farley Performed by Danielle Vermette, Anne Sorce, Kyle Delamarter Associate Set Design – Rex Jantze Tickets are $10 to $20 - pay what you will. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or online at ticketswest.com or calling TicketsWest at 503.224.8499.
Friday
Jun
8
2018
Friday, June 8, 2018 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Carol Triffle, Portland’s premier absurdist playwright, has penned a darkly stirring comedy called Fallout. When three characters are trapped in a fallout shelter, their identities slide from doom to zany, and all perspective on life is confused. Will Jackie Ann ever find her long lost cousin? And what happened to poor Bobby anyway? Is there anyone Nadine doesn’t have a crush on? Find out in this comedic, locked-room, end-of-the-world Triffle original. Scenic Design – Carol Triffle Light Design and Production Management – Jon Farley Performed by Danielle Vermette, Anne Sorce, Kyle Delamarter Associate Set Design – Rex Jantze Tickets are $10 to $20 - pay what you will. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or online at ticketswest.com or calling TicketsWest at 503.224.8499.
Sunday
Jun
3
2018
Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 2-3:30pm
2-3:30pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Carol Triffle, Portland’s premier absurdist playwright, has penned a darkly stirring comedy called Fallout. When three characters are trapped in a fallout shelter, their identities slide from doom to zany, and all perspective on life is confused. Will Jackie Ann ever find her long lost cousin? And what happened to poor Bobby anyway? Is there anyone Nadine doesn’t have a crush on? Find out in this comedic, locked-room, end-of-the-world Triffle original. Scenic Design – Carol Triffle Light Design and Production Management – Jon Farley Performed by Danielle Vermette, Anne Sorce, Kyle Delamarter Associate Set Design – Rex Jantze Tickets are $10 to $20 - pay what you will. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or online at ticketswest.com or calling TicketsWest at 503.224.8499.
Saturday
Jun
2
2018
Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Carol Triffle, Portland’s premier absurdist playwright, has penned a darkly stirring comedy called Fallout. When three characters are trapped in a fallout shelter, their identities slide from doom to zany, and all perspective on life is confused. Will Jackie Ann ever find her long lost cousin? And what happened to poor Bobby anyway? Is there anyone Nadine doesn’t have a crush on? Find out in this comedic, locked-room, end-of-the-world Triffle original. Scenic Design – Carol Triffle Light Design and Production Management – Jon Farley Performed by Danielle Vermette, Anne Sorce, Kyle Delamarter Associate Set Design – Rex Jantze Tickets are $10 to $20 - pay what you will. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or online at ticketswest.com or calling TicketsWest at 503.224.8499.
Friday
Jun
1
2018
Friday, June 1, 2018 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
Carol Triffle, Portland’s premier absurdist playwright, has penned a darkly stirring comedy called Fallout. When three characters are trapped in a fallout shelter, their identities slide from doom to zany, and all perspective on life is confused. Will Jackie Ann ever find her long lost cousin? And what happened to poor Bobby anyway? Is there anyone Nadine doesn’t have a crush on? Find out in this comedic, locked-room, end-of-the-world Triffle original. Scenic Design – Carol Triffle Light Design and Production Management – Jon Farley Performed by Danielle Vermette, Anne Sorce, Kyle Delamarter Associate Set Design – Rex Jantze Tickets are $10 to $20 - pay what you will. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or online at ticketswest.com or calling TicketsWest at 503.224.8499.
Saturday
May
12
2018
Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
A zany group of clown musicians and a clan of clay tossed dancers roam a barren land in this new Imago work. The clowns’ thoughts arise and pass like clouds, with outbursts of absurdity that clash with absurdity as the dating game appears out of no where, and thoughts further a psychedelic and existential humor, while joy and pathos skim through their nonsensical word play as they search to make camp. The clowns are constantly interrupted by a clan of dusty dancers who live in a world beyond speech. Questions arise and try to land, yet open up to further questioning, and the talk of sadness is easily eclipsed by looking at the stars. Tater, the most vulnerable of the clowns, yearns to fly again. Director - Jerry Mouawad; Light Design – Jon Farley; Costume Design – Sumi Wu; Clown Ensemble - Mark Mullaney, Stephanie Woods, Nathaniel Holder, Jake Ottosen; Dance Ensemble – Nathan HG, Kaician Kitko, Emma Holland, Andrea Larreta; Percussionist – Amy Katrina Bryan; Production Stage Manager – Karen Farley; Dramaturge – Katie Griesar Tickets are pay-what-you-will $10 to $20 for general admission seating and can be purchased at the door or by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or online at ticketswest.com or calling TicketsWest at 503.224.8499.
Friday
May
11
2018
Friday, May 11, 2018 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
A zany group of clown musicians and a clan of clay tossed dancers roam a barren land in this new Imago work. The clowns’ thoughts arise and pass like clouds, with outbursts of absurdity that clash with absurdity as the dating game appears out of no where, and thoughts further a psychedelic and existential humor, while joy and pathos skim through their nonsensical word play as they search to make camp. The clowns are constantly interrupted by a clan of dusty dancers who live in a world beyond speech. Questions arise and try to land, yet open up to further questioning, and the talk of sadness is easily eclipsed by looking at the stars. Tater, the most vulnerable of the clowns, yearns to fly again. Director - Jerry Mouawad; Light Design – Jon Farley; Costume Design – Sumi Wu; Clown Ensemble - Mark Mullaney, Stephanie Woods, Nathaniel Holder, Jake Ottosen; Dance Ensemble – Nathan HG, Kaician Kitko, Emma Holland, Andrea Larreta; Percussionist – Amy Katrina Bryan; Production Stage Manager – Karen Farley; Dramaturge – Katie Griesar Tickets are pay-what-you-will $10 to $20 for general admission seating and can be purchased at the door or by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or online at ticketswest.com or calling TicketsWest at 503.224.8499.
Sunday
May
6
2018
Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 2-3:30pm
2-3:30pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
A zany group of clown musicians and a clan of clay tossed dancers roam a barren land in this new Imago work. The clowns’ thoughts arise and pass like clouds, with outbursts of absurdity that clash with absurdity as the dating game appears out of no where, and thoughts further a psychedelic and existential humor, while joy and pathos skim through their nonsensical word play as they search to make camp. The clowns are constantly interrupted by a clan of dusty dancers who live in a world beyond speech. Questions arise and try to land, yet open up to further questioning, and the talk of sadness is easily eclipsed by looking at the stars. Tater, the most vulnerable of the clowns, yearns to fly again. Director - Jerry Mouawad; Light Design – Jon Farley; Costume Design – Sumi Wu; Clown Ensemble - Mark Mullaney, Stephanie Woods, Nathaniel Holder, Jake Ottosen; Dance Ensemble – Nathan HG, Kaician Kitko, Emma Holland, Andrea Larreta; Percussionist – Amy Katrina Bryan; Production Stage Manager – Karen Farley; Dramaturge – Katie Griesar Tickets are pay-what-you-will $10 to $20 for general admission seating and can be purchased at the door or by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or online at ticketswest.com or calling TicketsWest at 503.224.8499.
Saturday
May
5
2018
Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
A zany group of clown musicians and a clan of clay tossed dancers roam a barren land in this new Imago work. The clowns’ thoughts arise and pass like clouds, with outbursts of absurdity that clash with absurdity as the dating game appears out of no where, and thoughts further a psychedelic and existential humor, while joy and pathos skim through their nonsensical word play as they search to make camp. The clowns are constantly interrupted by a clan of dusty dancers who live in a world beyond speech. Questions arise and try to land, yet open up to further questioning, and the talk of sadness is easily eclipsed by looking at the stars. Tater, the most vulnerable of the clowns, yearns to fly again. Director - Jerry Mouawad; Light Design – Jon Farley; Costume Design – Sumi Wu; Clown Ensemble - Mark Mullaney, Stephanie Woods, Nathaniel Holder, Jake Ottosen; Dance Ensemble – Nathan HG, Kaician Kitko, Emma Holland, Andrea Larreta; Percussionist – Amy Katrina Bryan; Production Stage Manager – Karen Farley; Dramaturge – Katie Griesar Tickets are pay-what-you-will $10 to $20 for general admission seating and can be purchased at the door or by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or online at ticketswest.com or calling TicketsWest at 503.224.8499.
Friday
May
4
2018
Friday, May 4, 2018 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
A zany group of clown musicians and a clan of clay tossed dancers roam a barren land in this new Imago work. The clowns’ thoughts arise and pass like clouds, with outbursts of absurdity that clash with absurdity as the dating game appears out of no where, and thoughts further a psychedelic and existential humor, while joy and pathos skim through their nonsensical word play as they search to make camp. The clowns are constantly interrupted by a clan of dusty dancers who live in a world beyond speech. Questions arise and try to land, yet open up to further questioning, and the talk of sadness is easily eclipsed by looking at the stars. Tater, the most vulnerable of the clowns, yearns to fly again. Director - Jerry Mouawad; Light Design – Jon Farley; Costume Design – Sumi Wu; Clown Ensemble - Mark Mullaney, Stephanie Woods, Nathaniel Holder, Jake Ottosen; Dance Ensemble – Nathan HG, Kaician Kitko, Emma Holland, Andrea Larreta; Percussionist – Amy Katrina Bryan; Production Stage Manager – Karen Farley; Dramaturge – Katie Griesar Tickets are pay-what-you-will $10 to $20 for general admission seating and can be purchased at the door or by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or online at ticketswest.com or calling TicketsWest at 503.224.8499.