BARE PORTLAND

POWERFUL PERFORMANCES. PORTLAND PROUD.

Bare Portland believes that stories don’t happen in a vacuum. They happen in communities and the places in which those communities thrive. Theater lives in our libraries, beaches, monuments, and churches. We extract theater from the traditional stage and place it in fresh spaces.  Our interactive, site-specific performances make each location a performer. Plays happen everywhere, and our playground is Portland. Come see and celebrate our city. We never turn anyone away. 

 

MISSION

 

Bare Portland is a performance collaborative focused on community building through site-specific creative projects.  We create high caliber theatrical productions open to all members of the Portland community to foster empathy and inclusiveness.

 

Emboldened by the idea that stories can be told anywhere, Bare Portland hosts performances outside of the traditional stage setting and brings programming to notable public spaces and organizations of Portland. Bare Portland collaborates with a broad section of local creatives, as well as organizations outside the creative sector. In our commitment to accessibility, we feature pay-what-you-can or free tickets to all events.

 

:COMITTMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:

We continue to work to educate ourselves about what it means to truly be inclusive. We strive to create diverse casts and raise the voices of minority and marginalized communities. If you think there is a better way for us to communicate our desire to create inclusive ensembles, and feel generous enough to share that feedback with us; we welcome it with open hearts. Feel free to contact us with any suggestions to our director, JJ Peeler at jj@bareportland.org.

 

 

UPCOMING

We're having our general auditions on Feb. 4, 2017! 

Bare Portland General Auditions
Bright Star World Dance

108 High Street, Portland ME
Corner of High & Spring – Above the Little Tap House
Email info@bareportland.org to reserve your spot!

**If you choose to self-identify as a person of color and/or as a member of the LGBTQIA* and/or a person with a disability, we invite you to audition. Spots are reserved in each session specifically for you.**

More info on what to expect here.

News & Updates

Bare Portland General Auditions**

February 4, 2017

Bright Star World Dance

2 PM or 3:30 PM

Email info@bareportland.org to reserve

**If you choose to self-identify as a person of color and/or as a member of the LGBTQIA* and/or a person with a disability, we invite you to audition. Spots are reserved in each session specifically for you.**

:WHO:

You + Bare Portland Company Members
We're not just looking for performers and theater artists! If you're a musician, renegade, movement artist, visual artist, clown, crafter, or just curious- we want to meet you! 

:WHAT:

In 2017, Bare Portland will produce readings, workshop productions, and one a fully-produced devised adaptation of Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gillman. Join us at our general auditions to get a sense of how we work together as an ensemble and dose of our devising process. And hopefully to join the team!

Sign up for one of two workshop sessions, either from 2:00 PM- 3:30PM or 3:30PM-5:00PM.  Auditions will be conducted in a group workshop format, with participants working together with company members. If you can't make one of these sessions- don't fret! Contact us and we'll work out a way to connect with you.  Contact us with any questions, comments, concerns, or music recommendations (seriously, we're always looking for new tunes). 

:WHAT SHOULD I PREPARE: 

Please come dressed to move and bring one object that answers the question: “Who are you?” Come get your creative groove on with us! 

:WHERE:

Bright Star World Dance

108 High Street, Portland ME

Corner of High & Spring – Above the Little Tap House

:COMITTMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION:

We continue to work to educate ourselves about what it means to truly be inclusive. We strive to create diverse casts and raise the voices of minority and marginalized communities. If you think there is a better way for us to communicate our desire to create inclusive ensembles, and feel generous enough to share that feedback with us; we welcome it with open hearts. Feel free to contact us with any suggestions to our director, JJ Peeler at jj@bareportland.org.

 

 


 

Tickets Information for 2017 coming soon