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).

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Past Events

Saturday
Aug
25
2018
Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
IMAGO THEATRE PRESENTS TITLE AND DEED by Will Eno "Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart Generation" The NY Times Starring Todd Van Voris Directed by Jerry Mouawad Aug 10 to Aug 25, nine shows Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30; With one matinee on Sat, Aug 25th at 2PM; Fri/Sat Tickets $20; Thurs/Sat Matinee $15 “We are all embarked upon a strange, aimless journey from nowhere to nowhere — or to put it a bit more cheerily, from somewhere to somewhere else — according to the friendly sojourner in Will Eno’s Title and Deed, a haunting and often fiercely funny meditation on life as a state of permanent exile…. The graven imprint of Samuel Beckett is strong in Mr. Eno’s solo works” wrote the The New York Times. A nameless stranger traveled from an unknown land similar to our own yet uncertain in its parallel. He is dour and apologetic for his down quality yet paints a picture of his world as festive “We'd throw a parade for anything.” In Eno’s world the audience, the space, the theatre are all one – which fits director Jerry Mouawad’s world of theatre and his ability to bring out “the moment” with terse and simple language within an indefinable universe. Mouawad teams up with powerhouse actor Todd Van Voris who plays the foreigner. They worked together in Imago’s acclaimed production of Eugene O’Neill’s “Hughie” in 2016 for which Van Voris received a Drammy nomination for best actor.
Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 2-3:30pm
2-3:30pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
IMAGO THEATRE PRESENTS TITLE AND DEED by Will Eno "Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart Generation" The NY Times Starring Todd Van Voris Directed by Jerry Mouawad Aug 10 to Aug 25, nine shows Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30; With one matinee on Sat, Aug 25th at 2PM; Fri/Sat Tickets $20; Thurs/Sat Matinee $15 “We are all embarked upon a strange, aimless journey from nowhere to nowhere — or to put it a bit more cheerily, from somewhere to somewhere else — according to the friendly sojourner in Will Eno’s Title and Deed, a haunting and often fiercely funny meditation on life as a state of permanent exile…. The graven imprint of Samuel Beckett is strong in Mr. Eno’s solo works” wrote the The New York Times. A nameless stranger traveled from an unknown land similar to our own yet uncertain in its parallel. He is dour and apologetic for his down quality yet paints a picture of his world as festive “We'd throw a parade for anything.” In Eno’s world the audience, the space, the theatre are all one – which fits director Jerry Mouawad’s world of theatre and his ability to bring out “the moment” with terse and simple language within an indefinable universe. Mouawad teams up with powerhouse actor Todd Van Voris who plays the foreigner. They worked together in Imago’s acclaimed production of Eugene O’Neill’s “Hughie” in 2016 for which Van Voris received a Drammy nomination for best actor.
Friday
Aug
24
2018
Friday, August 24, 2018 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
IMAGO THEATRE PRESENTS TITLE AND DEED by Will Eno "Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart Generation" The NY Times Starring Todd Van Voris Directed by Jerry Mouawad Aug 10 to Aug 25, nine shows Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30; With one matinee on Sat, Aug 25th at 2PM; Fri/Sat Tickets $20; Thurs/Sat Matinee $15 “We are all embarked upon a strange, aimless journey from nowhere to nowhere — or to put it a bit more cheerily, from somewhere to somewhere else — according to the friendly sojourner in Will Eno’s Title and Deed, a haunting and often fiercely funny meditation on life as a state of permanent exile…. The graven imprint of Samuel Beckett is strong in Mr. Eno’s solo works” wrote the The New York Times. A nameless stranger traveled from an unknown land similar to our own yet uncertain in its parallel. He is dour and apologetic for his down quality yet paints a picture of his world as festive “We'd throw a parade for anything.” In Eno’s world the audience, the space, the theatre are all one – which fits director Jerry Mouawad’s world of theatre and his ability to bring out “the moment” with terse and simple language within an indefinable universe. Mouawad teams up with powerhouse actor Todd Van Voris who plays the foreigner. They worked together in Imago’s acclaimed production of Eugene O’Neill’s “Hughie” in 2016 for which Van Voris received a Drammy nomination for best actor.
Thursday
Aug
23
2018
Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
IMAGO THEATRE PRESENTS TITLE AND DEED by Will Eno "Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart Generation" The NY Times Starring Todd Van Voris Directed by Jerry Mouawad Aug 10 to Aug 25, nine shows Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30; With one matinee on Sat, Aug 25th at 2PM; Fri/Sat Tickets $20; Thurs/Sat Matinee $15 “We are all embarked upon a strange, aimless journey from nowhere to nowhere — or to put it a bit more cheerily, from somewhere to somewhere else — according to the friendly sojourner in Will Eno’s Title and Deed, a haunting and often fiercely funny meditation on life as a state of permanent exile…. The graven imprint of Samuel Beckett is strong in Mr. Eno’s solo works” wrote the The New York Times. A nameless stranger traveled from an unknown land similar to our own yet uncertain in its parallel. He is dour and apologetic for his down quality yet paints a picture of his world as festive “We'd throw a parade for anything.” In Eno’s world the audience, the space, the theatre are all one – which fits director Jerry Mouawad’s world of theatre and his ability to bring out “the moment” with terse and simple language within an indefinable universe. Mouawad teams up with powerhouse actor Todd Van Voris who plays the foreigner. They worked together in Imago’s acclaimed production of Eugene O’Neill’s “Hughie” in 2016 for which Van Voris received a Drammy nomination for best actor.
Saturday
Aug
18
2018
Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
IMAGO THEATRE PRESENTS TITLE AND DEED by Will Eno "Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart Generation" The NY Times Starring Todd Van Voris Directed by Jerry Mouawad Aug 10 to Aug 25, nine shows Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30; With one matinee on Sat, Aug 25th at 2PM; Fri/Sat Tickets $20; Thurs/Sat Matinee $15 “We are all embarked upon a strange, aimless journey from nowhere to nowhere — or to put it a bit more cheerily, from somewhere to somewhere else — according to the friendly sojourner in Will Eno’s Title and Deed, a haunting and often fiercely funny meditation on life as a state of permanent exile…. The graven imprint of Samuel Beckett is strong in Mr. Eno’s solo works” wrote the The New York Times. A nameless stranger traveled from an unknown land similar to our own yet uncertain in its parallel. He is dour and apologetic for his down quality yet paints a picture of his world as festive “We'd throw a parade for anything.” In Eno’s world the audience, the space, the theatre are all one – which fits director Jerry Mouawad’s world of theatre and his ability to bring out “the moment” with terse and simple language within an indefinable universe. Mouawad teams up with powerhouse actor Todd Van Voris who plays the foreigner. They worked together in Imago’s acclaimed production of Eugene O’Neill’s “Hughie” in 2016 for which Van Voris received a Drammy nomination for best actor.
Friday
Aug
17
2018
Friday, August 17, 2018 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
IMAGO THEATRE PRESENTS TITLE AND DEED by Will Eno "Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart Generation" The NY Times Starring Todd Van Voris Directed by Jerry Mouawad Aug 10 to Aug 25, nine shows Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30; With one matinee on Sat, Aug 25th at 2PM; Fri/Sat Tickets $20; Thurs/Sat Matinee $15 “We are all embarked upon a strange, aimless journey from nowhere to nowhere — or to put it a bit more cheerily, from somewhere to somewhere else — according to the friendly sojourner in Will Eno’s Title and Deed, a haunting and often fiercely funny meditation on life as a state of permanent exile…. The graven imprint of Samuel Beckett is strong in Mr. Eno’s solo works” wrote the The New York Times. A nameless stranger traveled from an unknown land similar to our own yet uncertain in its parallel. He is dour and apologetic for his down quality yet paints a picture of his world as festive “We'd throw a parade for anything.” In Eno’s world the audience, the space, the theatre are all one – which fits director Jerry Mouawad’s world of theatre and his ability to bring out “the moment” with terse and simple language within an indefinable universe. Mouawad teams up with powerhouse actor Todd Van Voris who plays the foreigner. They worked together in Imago’s acclaimed production of Eugene O’Neill’s “Hughie” in 2016 for which Van Voris received a Drammy nomination for best actor.
Thursday
Aug
16
2018
Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
IMAGO THEATRE PRESENTS TITLE AND DEED by Will Eno "Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart Generation" The NY Times Starring Todd Van Voris Directed by Jerry Mouawad Aug 10 to Aug 25, nine shows Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30; With one matinee on Sat, Aug 25th at 2PM; Fri/Sat Tickets $20; Thurs/Sat Matinee $15 “We are all embarked upon a strange, aimless journey from nowhere to nowhere — or to put it a bit more cheerily, from somewhere to somewhere else — according to the friendly sojourner in Will Eno’s Title and Deed, a haunting and often fiercely funny meditation on life as a state of permanent exile…. The graven imprint of Samuel Beckett is strong in Mr. Eno’s solo works” wrote the The New York Times. A nameless stranger traveled from an unknown land similar to our own yet uncertain in its parallel. He is dour and apologetic for his down quality yet paints a picture of his world as festive “We'd throw a parade for anything.” In Eno’s world the audience, the space, the theatre are all one – which fits director Jerry Mouawad’s world of theatre and his ability to bring out “the moment” with terse and simple language within an indefinable universe. Mouawad teams up with powerhouse actor Todd Van Voris who plays the foreigner. They worked together in Imago’s acclaimed production of Eugene O’Neill’s “Hughie” in 2016 for which Van Voris received a Drammy nomination for best actor.
Saturday
Aug
11
2018
Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
IMAGO THEATRE PRESENTS TITLE AND DEED by Will Eno "Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart Generation" The NY Times Starring Todd Van Voris Directed by Jerry Mouawad Aug 10 to Aug 25, nine shows Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30; With one matinee on Sat, Aug 25th at 2PM; Fri/Sat Tickets $20; Thurs/Sat Matinee $15 “We are all embarked upon a strange, aimless journey from nowhere to nowhere — or to put it a bit more cheerily, from somewhere to somewhere else — according to the friendly sojourner in Will Eno’s Title and Deed, a haunting and often fiercely funny meditation on life as a state of permanent exile…. The graven imprint of Samuel Beckett is strong in Mr. Eno’s solo works” wrote the The New York Times. A nameless stranger traveled from an unknown land similar to our own yet uncertain in its parallel. He is dour and apologetic for his down quality yet paints a picture of his world as festive “We'd throw a parade for anything.” In Eno’s world the audience, the space, the theatre are all one – which fits director Jerry Mouawad’s world of theatre and his ability to bring out “the moment” with terse and simple language within an indefinable universe. Mouawad teams up with powerhouse actor Todd Van Voris who plays the foreigner. They worked together in Imago’s acclaimed production of Eugene O’Neill’s “Hughie” in 2016 for which Van Voris received a Drammy nomination for best actor.
Friday
Aug
10
2018
Friday, August 10, 2018 from 7:30-9pm
7:30-9pm
Venue:
@
Imago Theatre
IMAGO THEATRE PRESENTS TITLE AND DEED by Will Eno "Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart Generation" The NY Times Starring Todd Van Voris Directed by Jerry Mouawad Aug 10 to Aug 25, nine shows Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30; With one matinee on Sat, Aug 25th at 2PM; Fri/Sat Tickets $20; Thurs/Sat Matinee $15 “We are all embarked upon a strange, aimless journey from nowhere to nowhere — or to put it a bit more cheerily, from somewhere to somewhere else — according to the friendly sojourner in Will Eno’s Title and Deed, a haunting and often fiercely funny meditation on life as a state of permanent exile…. The graven imprint of Samuel Beckett is strong in Mr. Eno’s solo works” wrote the The New York Times. A nameless stranger traveled from an unknown land similar to our own yet uncertain in its parallel. He is dour and apologetic for his down quality yet paints a picture of his world as festive “We'd throw a parade for anything.” In Eno’s world the audience, the space, the theatre are all one – which fits director Jerry Mouawad’s world of theatre and his ability to bring out “the moment” with terse and simple language within an indefinable universe. Mouawad teams up with powerhouse actor Todd Van Voris who plays the foreigner. They worked together in Imago’s acclaimed production of Eugene O’Neill’s “Hughie” in 2016 for which Van Voris received a Drammy nomination for best actor.
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.