I am an Actress is a trip down memory lane as told by one of Portland's pioneering trans performers, Jane Comer.
Question: How much truth is too much truth?
The world: “When it’s not what we wish to hear.”
Question: When are falsehoods appropriate?
The world: “When they are necessary to keep people where we feel they belong."
Question: And where do you think you are going?
Jane Comer: “So sorry world, the truth is: I am an Actress... “
The story of two women breaking out of the boxes the world tried to put them in. Joyce, who wanted to be the last thing the world expected her to be, perfectly normal, with a husband and children. And her daughter Jane , who is…an actress.
HISTORY OF FUSE
Fuse Theatre Ensemble Dares:
Our audiences to exit their comfort zones, Our peers to collaborate before competing, Our community to manage our resources sustainably. Shift the Paradigm.
Fuse is celebrating 10 years of producing paradigm shifting theatre. They are the 2017 recipient of the Regional Arts and Culture Council Arts Equity Grant. They have travelled the world with their production of Suburban Tribe,won Drammy Awards for their production of Under the Influence and for their props design for Artist Rep’s The Lieutenant of Innishmore, received a 2007 grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council to collaborate with The Museum of Contemporary Craft and nationally known craft artists, and were invited to perform at the nationally renowned Bumbershoot Festival with our inaugural production Craft/Craeft/Kraft. Fuse has been an ambassador of the Pacific Northwest theatre touring to New Orleans; San Francisco; Los Angeles; Fresno; Bali; Adelaide, Australia; and Avignon, France. In less than a decade, Fuse has created 11 original works (Craft/Craeft/Kraft, Slap That Bitch, Suburban Tribe, MySp_ce, #smarter_than_phones, Karaoke Night! (the musical), A Virgin in Neverland,(...), Sonnetscape, The Importance of Being Frank and Tether: ADHD+BDSM) while also organizing the annual celebration of the LGBTQIA+ contribution to theatre, The OUTwright Theatre Festival.
Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7:00pm
Performing Arts Building, Blackbox Theatre
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199
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