Hand2Mouth Theatre

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Hand2Mouth Theatre is a theater group in Portland, Oregon. The group works together to create their performances. They decide all languages, movements and designs themselves, instead of working from a script.[1][2]

Influences[change | change source]

Hand2Mouth Theatre is influenced by the work of Forced Entertainment [3] Elevator Repair Service, and Jerzy Grotowski.

History[change | change source]

Jonathan Walters founded Hand2Mouth in 2000. He had trained with street theatre troupe Teatr Biuro Podrozy[4] in Poland. As of 2009, Hand2Mouth had created 15 original performances. The group had grown to include a core of company members and associate artists. Company members have traveled and studied in London, New York, Poland, Denmark and Mexico City.[1]

Performance History[change | change source]

2002 - Blue Mountain Community College, Pendelton, OR (Jerusalem)

2003 - River Theatre, Astoria, OR (Posture Queen)

2004 - Open Theatre International Festival, Katowice, Poland (Blue with Stacja Szamocin)

2004 - Pablo Neruda Centenary Festival, Portland State University, Portland, OR (Slender with Carpetbag Brigade)

2004 - PuppetLove! Festival, San Francisco, CA (The Wild Child)

2004 - River Theatre, Astoria, OR (Thirst)

2005 - Festival Malta, Poznan, Poland (Blue with Stacja Szamocin)

2005 - Kalisz Theatre Festival, Kalisz, Poland (Blue with Stacja Szamocin)

2005 - Edmonds Community College, Seattle, WA (The Wild Child)

2005 - Willamette University, Salem, OR (The Wild Child)

2006 - Just Add Water Festival, Portland Center Stage, Portland, OR (After Hours)

2007 - On the Boards, Seattle, WA (Repeat After Me)[5]

2007 - Time-Based Art Festival, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR (Repeat After Me)

2007 - Northwest New Works Festival, On the Boards, Seattle, WA (Repeat After Me - excerpt)

2008 - Myrna Loy Center, Helena, MT (Repeat After Me)

2008 - Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, WA (Project X: You Are Here)

2008 - NW New Works Festival, Seattle, WA (Undine)

2008 - 10 Tiny Dances, Portland, OR (Project X: You Are Here)

2009 - Fury Festival, Fury Factory, San Francisco, CA (Repeat After Me)

2013 - The Left Hand of Darkness, Portland, Oregon.[6]

2015 - Time, A Fair Hustler, Fertile Ground Festival, Portland, OR.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.hand2mouththeatre.org/company.html
  2. http://www.oregonlive.com/performance/index.ssf/2009/05/theater_review_everyone_who_lo.html
  3. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/thearts/2003990369_mouth03.html
  4. http://www.teatrbiuropodrozy.ipoznan.pl/indexeng.html
  5. http://www.seattlepi.com/theater/337927_repeat03q.html
  6. Hughley, Marty (May 5, 2013). "Theater review: 'The Left Hand of Darkness' finds deeply human love on a cold, blue world". Oregon Live. Archived from the original on November 4, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
  7. "Even More Fertile Ground: Hand2Mouth Theatre Reimagines My Own Private Idaho". Portland Mercury. Retrieved 2017-07-19.

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