assistance

by leslye headland

Assistance

For these young assistants, life is an endless series of humiliations at the hands of their hellacious boss, a powerful uber-magnate. In rare moments of calm when the phone calls stop rolling, Nick and Nora and their traumatized co-workers question whether all their work will lead to success—or just more work. Leslye Headland’s ASSISTANCE is a biting, high-octane satire about our attraction to power and what we’re willing to sacrifice to stay in its orbit.

October 14 - November 12
Thursdays - Saturdays, 7:30pm
Sundays, 2:00pm with additional 7:30pm performances on 10/30 and 11/6

production team

  • Director - Brenan Dwyer^
  • Stage Manager - Kristen Kraklow*
  • Production Manager - Kelsey Peake^
  • Scenic Designer - Tyler Buswell*
  • Sound Designer - Andrew Bray
  • Lighting Designer - Alex Agnes
  • Costume Designer - McKenna Twedt
  • Props Designer - Emily Wilken
  • Technical Director - Tyler Buswell*
  • Intern Extraordinaire - Zoe Stuckless
  • Artistic Liaison - Tom Mounsey*

cast

  • Nick - R. David Wyllie*
  • Nora - Kaia Maarja Hillier*
  • Vince - Tom Mounsey*
  • Heather - Jenn Hunter*
  • Jenny - Clara-Liis Hillier*
  • Justin - Heath Hyun

* Theatre Vertigo Member
^ Theatre Vertigo Associate Artist

carnivora

by matthew b. zrebski

Carnivora

A woman awakes, screaming inside a burlap sack. She crawls out, bloody and battered to find she’s in a clearing in the Ozarks. She believes the world has ended, but remembers little. And so begins a nightmarish journey of discovery.  Mythical creatures, ghosts and memories haunt her as time leaps from past to future and back to present as she struggles to piece together the puzzle of her brutal reality. And now, she must make a decision that might affect the entire world. A savage, suspenseful and moving exploration, Carnivora exposes the desperation of the 21st Century as madness and beauty intertwine in this new era of uncharted territory for humanity... 

January 20 - February 18
Thursdays - Saturdays: 7:30pm
Sundays: 1/22 @ 7:30pm, 1/29 @ 2pm, 2/5 @ 2pm and 7:30pm, 2/12 @ 2pm and 7:30pm
Special Wednesday performance: 1/25 @ 7:30pm

Show Sponsors: Matthew Corwin and Brennan Randel

Produced in association with Playwrights West

production team

  • Director - Matthew B. Zrebski^
  • Dramaturg/Assistant Director - Jessica Dart
  • Stage Manager - Nicole Gladwin
  • Production Manager - Kelsey Peake^
  • Scenic Designer - Kaye Blankenship
  • Props Designer - Kaye Blankenship
  • Lighting Designer - Carl Faber
  • Costume Designer - Kaia Maarja Hillier*
  • Original Music and Percussion Effects - Matthew B. Zrebski^
  • Master Electrician - Alex Agnes
  • Technical Directors - Tyler Buswell* and Aran Seth Graham
  • Artistic Liaison - Clara-Liis Hillier*

cast

  • Lorraine - Stephanie Cordell*
  • Hunter - Tom Mounsey*
  • Charlie - James Luster
  • Brenda - Shawna Nordman*
  • Garland - Nathan Dunkin*
  • Woodwoman - Clara-Liis Hillier*
  • Bobcat - R David Wyllie*
  • Coyote - Holly Wigmore*

* Theatre Vertigo Member
^ Theatre Vertigo Associate Artist

Adults: $20 Students: $10
All Thursday and Sunday evening performances are Pay-What-You-Will

a maze

by rob handel

A Maze

There are two kinds of mazes: the kind where you try to get through and out the other side, and the kind where you try to get to the center. A teenage girl recreates her identity after eight years held captive in a suburban basement; a band remakes itself post-rehab and post-hit-song; a self-taught artist gains a cult following for his 15,000- page comic book. Workshopped at JAW at PCS in 2010, we are proud to bring A Maze back to Portland for a full production.

April 14 - May 13
Thursdays - Saturdays, 7:30pm
Sundays, 2:00pm with additional 7:30pm performances on 4/30 and 5/7

production team

  • Director - Nate Cohen*
  • Assistant Director - Gyllian Mullen
  • Stage Manager - Kristen Kraklow*
  • Production Manager - Jenn Lindell^
  • Lighting Designer - Joel Patrick Durham
  • Scenic Designer - Tyler Buswell*
  • Costume Designer - Shenekah Telles
  • Sound Designer - Andrew Bray
  • Props Designer - Corey McCarey
  • Visual and Projection Artist - Russell Foltz-Smith
  • Technical Directer - Tyler Buswell*
  • Master Electrician - Alex Agnes
  • Fight Choreographer - Nathan Crosby*
  • Artistic Liaison - Kristen Kraklow*

cast

  • Jessica - Kaia Maarja Hillier*
  • Queen / Angela / Hermione - Josie Seid
  • Kim / Tish - Paige McKinney
  • Paul - Nathan Crosby*
  • Oksana - Shannon Mastel
  • Tom / Alexander / Gunter - R David Wyllie*
  • Beeson / Galgalim - Nathan Dunkin*
  • King / Gareth - James Dixon

* Theatre Vertigo Member
^ Theatre Vertigo Associate Artist

Adults: $20 Students: $10
All Thursday and Sunday evening performances are Pay-What-You-Will