October 1, 2014

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

Saints and Souls Ball

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GET TICKETS Come one come all to the Saints and Souls Ball! Friday, Oct 24th, 9-1 at Mayo Street Arts. Costume up like it’s Haunted New Orleans in 1920 and expect great food, DJ’s, atmosphere, costume Prizes, a Soul Lounge, a fortune teller, and a dance party in Poseidon’s Den. Music by the Hadacol Boucers, Phantom Buffalo, The Last Sip, & the Soul Proprietor Food by Pocket Brunch, Bread & Butter Catering. Cash Bar(s). Admission is free for current msa members. Not a member yet? Tickets are $35 and available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/875304, or on a limited basis at the door, and include a one year Mayo …continue reading

Tophat Toy Theater: Little Shop of Horrors 


8pm $15 in adv/$20at the door | students $10 adv/$15 door Click Here for Tickets 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.

King Friday’s Dungeon (Puppet Slam) 

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7pm $15 in adv/$20 at the door | students $10 adv/$15 door Click Here for Tickets 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 …continue reading

International Heritage Music Series – Eva Salina and Peter Stan


8pm Click Here for Tickets Tickets: $12 in advance / $15 at the door. Student Tickets: $7 in advance / $8 at the door A native of Santa Cruz, California, Eva Salina Primack has been immersed in Balkan music and culture since she was a young child. She has studied with some of the greatest living singers of Balkan traditional music. Eva’’s rich, versatile, agile, deep and powerful voice and her enthusiastic, skillful, inspired and inspiring teaching have led her to quickly become a renowned singer, interpreter, and teacher of Traditional Balkan Vocal music. Singing primarily through the traditions of …continue reading

The Distance of the Moon

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Presented by Figures of Speech Theatre The Distance of the Moon is a mixed media adaptation of Italo Calvino’s classic short story. Shadows, puppetry, and actors combine with a sparse, hypnotic musical score to bring to life this surreal tale. Humorous and heartbreaking by turns, the performance explores the beautifully murky depths of pure, unrequited love. The Cast The Moon Mrs. Vhd Vhd, The Captain Qwfwq, The Pilot His Cousin The Ensemble Ian Bannon, Alex Endy, Martha Fournier, Lorenza Lattanzi, Kavi Montanaro, Dylan Rohman & Dana Wieluns Designed & Directed by Ian Bannon Puppets built by Ian Bannon, John Farrell …continue reading

Spybird Theater: Egg Noir 


There will be two performances of Egg Noir at Mayo Street Arts on Saturday, November 22nd 2014: an afternoon matinee at 3pm with an audience talkback to follow, and an evening show at 8pm. The matinee talkback will be led by Ian Bannon. $15 in adv/$20at the door | students $10 adv/$15 door Click Here for Tickets CLICK HERE to see Spybird Theater’s Website Egg Noir is an object theater piece theorizing about the course of human vision. A scientist who breeds egg heads, a machine who processes them into eye balls, and a poet in the desert who records the eye’s vision, are locked into a …continue reading

Spybird Theater: Egg Noir


There will be TWO performances of Egg Noir at Mayo Street Arts on Saturday, November 22nd: 3pm matinee with an audience talkback to follow led by Ian Bannon 8pm evening show, with a reception with the artist to follow. tickets: $15 in adv/$20at the door | students $10 adv/$15 door Click Here for Tickets Spybird Theater was founded in 2001 with the creation of Sensational Prodigies! a toy theater show about the life of midget Tom Thumb who became famous under the guidance of PT Barnum.  This show was developed and performed on the road while traveling throughout the United States.  In the following years we made Egg Noir, …continue reading

International Heritage Music Series – Stämbandet


7pm Click Here for Tickets Tickets: $12 in advance / $15 at the door. Student Tickets: $7 in advance / $8 at the door Join Scandinavian vocal ensemble Stämbandet for a special evening of holiday music and traditions, including a children’s candle-lit Lucia procession bringing light during the darkest time of the year. This captivating vocal band often breaks into six- and seven part harmonies, and has a reputation for excellence both as an a cappella ensemble and a World Music vocal group. Led by Allen LeVines, musical director, Stämbandet performs a wide range of a folk traditions unique to …continue reading

Crabgrass Puppet Theatre: African Adventure Tales

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Saturday February 7th, 10am and 2pm, $5 kids/$8 adults Sunday February 8th, 10am and 2pm, $5 kids/$8 adults Monday February 9th, show times TBA Monday shows are for school groups, please contact: director@mayostreetarts.org to find out more In “Koi and the Kola Nuts,” the young son of a chief sets out on a wonderful journey in search of fortune, carrying only a sack of kola nuts. His kindness to the creatures he meets is rewarded when their assistance saves his life! And in “Anansi the Spider,” we meet one of the most hilarious trickster characters in world folklore! Crabgrass brings these …continue reading