Our friends at Portland Center Stage are not only producing a fully staged world premiere for the festival this year (the hilariously dark The North Plan) and hosting a variety of participants in their mezzanine performance spaces, they also are chock-a-block full of staff members who are utilizing the festival to pursue their own creative projects.
Here’s a quick post from them about the PCS staffers helping create 4X4=8, a collection of 10 minute micro-musicals all performed in a 4ft square space (inspired by the classic Portland dance series 10 Tiny Dances).
Master Electrician Connery MacRae and Sound Operator Cameron McFee have teamed up to write a ten-minute musical based on the OCCUPY movement. Sure to include pepper spray, riots, guards and unlikely lovers – you won’t want to miss their collaboration.
Kelsey Tyler, Education and Community Programs Director at PCS, will be stepping out from behind his desk to flex his acting muscles. He’ll be featured in two of the musicals, Wishes of Eternity and Truth and Justice. He has also acted at PCS, most recently in A Christmas Carol. He’s sure to bring comic wit and a great voice to these 4×4 musicals.
PCS Company Manager Brandon Woolley will make his debut as a director in Portland. He’ll be directing Crownheads, Daydream Meanderings…, Wishes of Eternity and Work Friends. Don’t miss it!