Teatro SOLO ® LONE theater
a global performance by Matías Umpierrez
Ticketed Performances (for 1 spectator at a time):
Saturdays & Sundays April 30th - May 15th, 11am-9pm
At 5 locations in downtown Portland and St. Johns Neighborhood (details below)*
Free Public Programs at c3:initiative (St. Johns):
Exhibition: TeatroSOLO/LONETheater Around the World. April 16 - May 15, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 16th, 11 am
Panel Discussion: "Urban Intervention": Performance as Disruptor: Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 7:00 pm.
Featuring April Sweeney, Associate Professor of English, Colgate University & Patricia Vazquez Gomez, Visual & Social Practice Artist
Closing Party: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 2-7pm, Curated by Patricia Vazquez Gomez
*Multnomah County Library performances are offered free of charge; advance registration is required HERE.
Boom Arts and c3:initiative present TeatroSOLO (LONETheater), a unique site-specific performance project for one spectator at a time created by acclaimed Argentine interdisciplinary artist Matías Umpierrez. TeatroSOLO has captivated residents of global cities from Buenos Aires to Sao Paolo to New York with its highly personal approach to storytelling, in which the city becomes a stage and the ordinary is made extraordinary through the power of human connection.
Where will your adventure begin? Choose from five locations including the Portland Art Museum; the Multnomah County Library (various branches); public transport (downtown stops); Portland Tennis & Education at the St. Johns Racquet Center; and a Pearl District office. Buy or reserve your ticket; follow the access instructions sent to you via email; and venture out—on your own—to discover five stories hidden amidst the everyday.
TeatroSOLO (LONETheater) Portland is performed by Alex Leigh Ramirez, Nelda Reyes, Jocelynn Suarez, Paul Susi, and guest actress April Sweeney (NYC).
TeatroSOLO (LONETheater) is comprised of five “hidden stories,” each performed for one spectator at a time in a specified Portland location. Each performance requires a separate ticket and lasts approximately 30 minutes. Choose from:
Partner Venue: Portland Art Museum
A woman looks to the museum’s walls for guidance as she attempts to change the course of her life.
Partner Venue: Portland Tennis & Education (St. Johns)
A teacher’s vivid memories return to him amid a classroom’s empty desks.
Partner Venue: Private Office (Pearl District; ticketbuyers will be informed of address via email)
The routine of a young office assistant shifts when she discovers a new dimension of her present and future.
Venue: Public Transport (Downtown stops; exact location sent to ticketbuyers via email)
Observing the lives of others is fascinating, but what happens when those stories become reflections of our own lives?
Partner Venue: Multnomah County Library (Various Branches)
Inspired by legends and novels, a woman tries to reconstruct the mythical landscape of her existence. Presented in English y en español.
The Multnomah County Library has generously enabled Library performances of MYTH (Mito) to be offered free to the public, in Spanish or English. Advance registration is required HERE.
Performed in Portland by:
Alex Leigh Ramirez
Creative & Production Team – Portland
Concept, Text, & Direction
Portland City Footage
Ruth Wikler-Luker, Curator & Producer
Marlon Jimenez Oviedo
Shir Ly Grisanti, Director
Portland Art Museum
Portland Tennis & Education
Danice Brown, Stephanie Haas
Multnomah County Library
Coi Vu, Haley Isleib
Lisa Donoughe, Melibea Sarant
Boom Arts’ 2015-2016 Season is generously supported by Ronni Lacroute, the Boom Arts Board, the Boom Arts Founding Circle, and many other supporters. Boom Arts’ Spring 2016 International Series is generously supported by grants from the Jubitz Family Foundation, the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation’s Small Arts and Culture Program, Spirit Mountain Community Fund, Oregon Humanities (OH), a statewide nonprofit organization and an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds OH's grant program. TeatroSOLO (LONETheater) is also supported, in-kind, by Watershed Communications.