everyone who looks like you
January 8 - 17, 2010
Friday & Saturday at 10:00pm
Sunday at 5:30pm
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Moving through meditative dances and raging fights, fractured confessions and
awkward reconciliations, Hand2Mouth’s company of performers builds a hallucinatory
canvass of family experience. Latenight
snacks, sex talks, tantrums and taichi
around the kitchen table between live singing and video. Drawing from experiences of
the performers and creators, Everyone Who Looks Like You is a family drama exploded
for the 21st century.
ABOUT EVERYONE WHO LOOKS LIKE YOU
"The accumulation of the play's evolving sense memories transcends the specific and elevates us to the universal. This is where we enter the realm of authentic, groundbreaking art."
- Carol Wells, The Oregonian
“The seamlessly attuned Hand2Mouth company ensemble treats its subject with casual intimacy… an aching tenderness that is spot-on for its subject.”
- Alexis Rehrmann, Culturephile (Portland Monthly)
They are watching you, and you don't see it. You are becoming them, but you don't know it. No one has a family this strange; nobody has a family that loves each other this much; no one has a family that hates each other this much… except you, and everyone who looks like you.
Awkward confessions and eruptions of song and dance, fragile reconciliations and breakfast in your underwear, live video and an original pulsating score: Everyone Who Looks Like You weaves a hallucinatory quilt of family experience that is intensely personal yet oddly universal. Drawing from experiences of the Hand2Mouth ensemble, Everyone Who Looks Like You is a family drama exploded for the 21st century.
Everyone Who Looks Like You is supported in part by the Regional Arts and Culture Council, The Kinsman Foundation, Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, Oregon Cultural Trust, and developed through residencies at Caldera and Milepost 5. Artistic Director Jonathan Walters is a recipient of the National Endowment for the
Arts / Theatre Communications Group Career Development Program for Directors.
ABOUT HAND2MOUTH THEATRE
“If theater has a future, it lies with companies like Hand2Mouth.”
- Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury
"The kind of promise, fearlessness and energy that the American theater needs, and should encourage."
- Misha Berson, Seattle Times
Hand2Mouth makes boundary-busting performances with a limitless appetite for exploration, energetic physicality and vocal experimentation. Hand2Mouth has created eighteen original works since its founding in Portland, Oregon in 2000. Recent works such as Repeat After Me, Project X and Undine have premiered at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s Time Based Art Festival (Portland, OR) and the Bumbershoot Arts Festival (Seattle, WA), and have toured nationally to On the Boards (Seattle), the Network of Ensemble Theatre Summit (San Francisco), the Myrna Loy Center (Helena, MT), and the Ontological Incubator (New York).
Hand2Mouth has also collaborated and toured in Latin America and Europe. The most recent international project paired the company with La Comedia Humana of Mexico City to create the 2008 performance Dos Pueblos, funded in part by the Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund.