ICP's year of training culminates with a festival of original work performed by our students. Please join us May 5-7, 2017, at the CoHo Theater for four original pieces of performance created by our 2016/17 cohort:
ICP Festival 2017
Created and performed by the ICP class of 2017
May 5/6 at 7:30pm, May 7 at 2pm
at the CoHo Theater (2257 NW Raleigh St, Portland, OR)
The culminating event of this year's training program is a festival of original work--created, directed, and performed by Sandi Coughlin, Sullivan Mackintosh, Nicola Rossi, and Jake Simonds. This festival’s four interdisciplinary performance pieces draw on sources both iconic and personal, using material from classic literature, famous films and historical revelations to explore themes of isolation, individualism, identity and agency. In addition, the CoHo lobby will feature a video installation which chronicles the creative process of ICP student Jake Simonds for one minute per day over the 139 days leading up to the Festival.
About the Plays
SALT, conceived by Sullivan Mackintosh --
Cordelia, the virtuous daughter of Shakespeare’s King Lear, finds herself banished early in the story and only returns at the end, where her tragic death is a plot device to serve Lear's redemption. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s story and drawing on elements of absurdism, SALT asks us to pull Cordelia out of the peripheries of Shakespeare's play, leave behind archetype, and step into the storm.
Wake & See, conceived by Nicola Rossi --
Where do we go when we can’t go to sleep? Follow the insomniac as she wades through the residue of life, beginning to slip through the cracks of consciousness into a hypnagogic state. She welcomes the audience to peer out of this telescope of isolation together and explore the connection between an increase of insular lifestyles and the global epidemic of sleeplessness.
like nobody’s watching, conceived by Jake Simonds --
In 2017 it's almost impossible to be completely lost or completely alone. And yet Hollywood keeps cranking out movies where, by increasingly miraculous circumstances, one individual falls dangerously off the grid.like nobody's watching examines eleven recent survival-in-isolation films, co-opting dialogue, gesture and iconic imagery to tell a new story of loneliness in our ever-more connected world.
Performances are at CoHo Theatre (2257 NW Raleigh Street) on Friday, May 5 at 7:30pm and Saturday, May 6 at 7:30pm, with a matinee performance on Sunday, May 7 at 2pm.