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King of Crows: The Return of the King

September 25, 26, 27
7:30
$15

Purchase Tickets Here

We are a group of bombastic and cutthroat playwrights and actors who get together once a month to celebrate the collaboration of theater- with a little theater deathmatch thrown in. Playwrights are given a theme each month for which he/ she must write a ten minute or fewer play.  Actors are drawn randomly with two minutes to prepare before performing the script to the audience.  The audience then judges the winning script and actor at the end of the night.  The events focus on the magic that comes when artists ( the actors and the playwrights) marry their creativity together with their talents and share them with the community.   They also then get cool prizes and their picture taken and posted on our website, www.thecrowbaitclub.org.
The King of Crows is a theatrical event dedicated to full staged performances of each winning script assembled from throughout the year from the Crowbait monthly meetings.
This requires renting a theater, paying actors and directors, assembling a crew to manage lights, sound, props. (Did I mention that we are getting a live band to score the plays under the direction of the renown Victoria Stubbs?)

 

425037-250

King of Crows: The Return of the King

September 25, 26, 27
7:30
$15

Purchase Tickets Here

We are a group of bombastic and cutthroat playwrights and actors who get together once a month to celebrate the collaboration of theater- with a little theater deathmatch thrown in. Playwrights are given a theme each month for which he/ she must write a ten minute or fewer play.  Actors are drawn randomly with two minutes to prepare before performing the script to the audience.  The audience then judges the winning script and actor at the end of the night.  The events focus on the magic that comes when artists ( the actors and the playwrights) marry their creativity together with their talents and share them with the community.   They also then get cool prizes and their picture taken and posted on our website, www.thecrowbaitclub.org.
The King of Crows is a theatrical event dedicated to full staged performances of each winning script assembled from throughout the year from the Crowbait monthly meetings.
This requires renting a theater, paying actors and directors, assembling a crew to manage lights, sound, props. (Did I mention that we are getting a live band to score the plays under the direction of the renown Victoria Stubbs?)

 

425037-250

King of Crows: The Return of the King

September 25, 26, 27
7:30
$15

Purchase Tickets Here

We are a group of bombastic and cutthroat playwrights and actors who get together once a month to celebrate the collaboration of theater- with a little theater deathmatch thrown in. Playwrights are given a theme each month for which he/ she must write a ten minute or fewer play.  Actors are drawn randomly with two minutes to prepare before performing the script to the audience.  The audience then judges the winning script and actor at the end of the night.  The events focus on the magic that comes when artists ( the actors and the playwrights) marry their creativity together with their talents and share them with the community.   They also then get cool prizes and their picture taken and posted on our website, www.thecrowbaitclub.org.
The King of Crows is a theatrical event dedicated to full staged performances of each winning script assembled from throughout the year from the Crowbait monthly meetings.
This requires renting a theater, paying actors and directors, assembling a crew to manage lights, sound, props. (Did I mention that we are getting a live band to score the plays under the direction of the renown Victoria Stubbs?)

 

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Puppet Lab

Sept 28 & Oct 19

7:00pm
FREE!

The Puppet Lab is an informal, experimental meeting of puppeteers. Bring your project no matter what stage of development it is in, from a rough sketch to an almost finished performance. Whether you are a rookie or a novice you will be welcome at the Lab. Come show and tell or just sit in, give feedback, and see what is going on in the puppet world of Portland!

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to: abbeth@mayostreetarts.org

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International Heritage Music Series – Mahala

8pm

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Tickets: $12 in advance / $15 at the door.
Student Tickets: $7 in advance / $8 at the door

Mahala plays high-energy, soulful music from the folk traditions of Bulgaria and it’s neighboring countries. Musicians Georgi Petrov (guitar), Matt Schreiber (accordion) and Boyana Trayanova (tupan) met through a mutual love of Bulgarian music in their current home of New Orleans, a city not unfamiliar to collective celebration and dancing in the streets. Boyana and Georgi hail from Bulgaria, and Matt recently moved from Maine to the Big Easy after playing with the Balkan band Cinder Conk. Reflected in the Mahala’s namesake, a word for neighborhood, the band does what Balkan folk music does best – turns strangers into friends and makes odd meters feel funky.

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with live score by Mark Tipton’s Les Sorciers Perdus

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$10 in advance / $12 at the door

Les Sorciers Perdus continues its focus on German Expressionist Silent Film, (Nosferatu, The Golem, etc.), presenting Mark Tipton’s new score for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919). Often considered to be the first true horror film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari revolutionized set design, introduced the ‘twist ending,’ and has influenced generations of filmmakers from Stanley Kubrick to Tim Burton. Tipton’s 74-minute score is written for an amplified sextet which includes: trumpet with harmonizer, amplified cello with effects, synthesizer, electric guitar, bass, and drums.  Musically, it draws from a wide range of genres, including twelve tone music, jazz, prog rock, pop and the avant-garde, bringing the film to life in all of its sinister glory. 

Mark Tipton studied composition with Richard Hoffmann (a pupil of Arnold Schoenberg) at Oberlin Conservatory and David Loeb at Mannes College of Music.  He has written numerous full-length silent film scores, for NosferatuThe GolemSafety Last!, and A Trip to the Moon, amongst others.  His orchestral composition, Cor Cordis, premiered by the Colby Symphony Orchestra in 2012. As a jazz trumpeter he has performed with Patti Austin, Ray Barretto, Vassar Clements, Peter Erskine, Quincy Jones, Christian McBride, Bobby McFerrin, Maria Schneider, and Tom Scott.  As a classical trumpeter he has worked with Yves Abel, JoAnn Falletta, Frederick Fennell, Vincent Mendoza, Bright Sheng, and John Williams.  He has performed at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Germany, Burning-Man Festival in Black Rock City, Nevada, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the Getty Center (LA). He is currently Executive Director of the Portland Conservatory of Music, and he teaches trumpet lessons at PCM and at Bowdoin College.
 
LENGTH: 74 minutes, plus an intermission
 
MUSICIANS:
 
Mark Tipton – Trumpet with Harmonizer
Benjamin Noyes – Amplified Cello
Peter Dugas – Synthesizer
Don Pride – Electric Guitar
Chris Sprague – Bass
Peter McLaughlin – Drums
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Puppet Lab

Sept 28 & Oct 19

7:00pm
FREE!

The Puppet Lab is an informal, experimental meeting of puppeteers. Bring your project no matter what stage of development it is in, from a rough sketch to an almost finished performance. Whether you are a rookie or a novice you will be welcome at the Lab. Come show and tell or just sit in, give feedback, and see what is going on in the puppet world of Portland!

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to: abbeth@mayostreetarts.org

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Saints and Souls Ball

Come one come all to the Saints and Souls Ball. Costume up like it’s Haunted New Orleans in 1920 and expect great food, drinks, DJ’s, atmosphere and a dance party in Poseidon’s Den.

$35 or free with Mayo Street Arts membership
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Music By:
Phantom Buffalo
The Last Sip
Soul Proprietor

Food by:
Pocket Brunch
Bread & Butter Catering

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Tophat Toy Theater: Little Shop of Horrors 

8pm
$15 in adv/$20at the door | students $10 adv/$15 door
David Worobec, only 25, has created single-handedly a theater company, built the theater, created sets for several productions, designed them all, cast and created all the characters, does all the lighting, directing, props, etc., plus plays all the parts and does all the singing.
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King Friday’s Dungeon (Puppet Slam) 

7pm
$15 in adv/$20 at the door | students $10 adv/$15 door

King Friday, post-monarch, deposed and living in squalor beneath an old vaudeville house hath requestedeth new puppet works and puppet works-in-progress for an impromptu, after-hours, puppet-roadhouse show. Pieces shall be edgy, bawdy, humorous, elegant, or bizarre. Object theater, canastoria, and ventriloquism are likely candidates too. Come romp through the netherrealms of puppet and object theater with K.F.

King Friday’s Dungeon is part of the Puppet Slam Network – brainchild of Heather Henson, daughter of reknowned puppeteer Jim Henson. Puppet slams feature contemporary short-form puppet and object theater for adult audiences, often late at night in small venues, nightclubs, and art spaces. Puppet Slams exist at the nexus of vaudeville, burlesque, and performance art through the intersection of experimental theater, art, music, and dance as a viable alternative to the culturally homogeneous digital mass media.

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