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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Open Rehearsals and Thank You to Scratch!

For H2M there is always that period in creating a show when we need an outside eye, someone totally objective to view the piece and to react to it.  Our relationship to the audience is always a huge element in our shows and how the hell do you figure out what that relationship is if you have NO audience.  We have gotten in the great habit of showing our work along the way in order to understand this relationship.  We are always amazed how much the show changes, how the meaning of certain moments morph when the audience arrives.  We consider the audience another member of our ensemble and we certainly don't want that person in the room for the first time on opening night.

Well . . . we are definitely at that stage.  WE NEED AN AUDIENCE! We are a little less than a month away to our opening night and we are very eager to share our work.  And, the other night we were able to.  Every month on the second Saturday you can head on down to SCRATCH and test out your piece in front of a crowd.  We performed a 10 minute chunk of Everyone Who Looks Like You and then, of course, had the opportunity to see other various works being created in Portland.  Dancers, Monologists, ensembles.  It is a great place to spark conversation about art-making and to connect with other artists.  Check them out at  Scratchpdx.com.

To help serve this function we have also built in OPEN REHEARSALS.  A chance for people to come into our rehearsal room and see what we are up to.  Please join us on the following afternoons:

Sundays October 18 and Nov. 1 | 1:30 - 3pm

Hand2Mouth Studio @ Milepost 5 | 900 NE 81st Ave, studio 402

RSVP: mail@hand2mouththeatre.org

Hope to see you there!!

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