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

PORTFRINGE 2017

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Join Bare Portland for a workshop of our upcoming "Yellow Wallpaper" in Portfringe 2017.

THE YELLOW WALLPAPER //
...the room that has become mary
A Portfringe "Double-Bill"

AT THE BALLROOM AT MECHANICS HALL
519 CONGRESS ST. 
SAT 6/17 @ 9:30pm
SAT 6/24 @ 4:15pm

Tickets are $10. Buy show-specific tickets before June 11 here. Tickets available at any PortFringe box office after June 11.

"The Yellow Wallpaper" and "from the rib vault in the room that has become mary" are a part of an exciting PortFringe Theater Festival “double feature” event. In this live collaboration, New Fruit and Bare Portland experiment with simultaneous performance, combining their identities as artists in the same one-hour performance slot. Want to know more about PortFringe? Check this out. 
Featuring:
Tarra Haskell
Allie Freed
Mackenzie O'Connor
JJ Peeler
Kelly Sue
Geley Amelia
Music by Deanna
Directed by JJ Peeler and New Fruit

ABOUT NEW FRUIT
New Fruit is a feminist art collective and studio space. Inspired by Bare Portland’s adaption of the Yellow Wall paper. Kelly sue and Gelsey Amelia summon the frame to construct Mary’s Room. With her sound composed by Deanna.

AUGUST PRODUCTION OF THE YELLOW WALLPAPER

THE YELLOW WALLPAPER
by CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN

DEVISED BY BARE PORTLAND

August 18-20, 2017 &  23-26, 2017 @ 8:30 PM

at Eighteen Twenty Wines
219 Anderson St
Portland, Maine

Tickets $10
Online ticketing available soon! Tickets also available at the door.
Limited Pay-What-You-Can tickets available only at the door. 

ABOUT:
A desperate woman is confined by her husband in hopes to cure her persistent illness. She struggles to find peace as the room’s dingy wallpaper develops a mind of its own. This devised performance fashions a kaleidoscope of one woman’s living death in exquisite captivity. The wallpaper refracts her sense of self, becoming a prism for all of us. Bare Portland collages the wallpaper’s vicious influence through movement, song, and words. Our shadows become our mirrors in this other-worldly adaptation of the classic short story.
Created By:
Catherine Buxton
Diana Clarke
Tarra Haskell
Allie Freed
Mackenzie O'Connor
James Patefield
JJ Peeler

Directed by JJ Peeler
 

Thanks to our Community Partners for this Show

 

 

Eighteen Twenty Wines

Located in Portland, Maine, Eighteen Twenty produces, bottles, and serves tasty wines made from Maine rhubarb
and hard cider made with with native, local Maine apples. Keep a lookout for their NEW tasting room opening June 2017! 

www.eighteentwentywines.com

 

 

 

 

 

The Maine Irish Heritage Center

The Maine Irish Heritage Center works to protect, preserve and restore the historic landmark that was formerly St. Dominic’s Church, a hub of early Irish Community in Maine; provide a center for Maine’s diverse communities to share their cultural experience through education, programs and community events; and house Maine’s Irish Genealogical Center, Museum, Archives and Library, preserving the story of Irish history in Maine.

 

News & Updates

BARE PORTLAND PORTFRINGE 2017

Join Bare Portland for a workshop of our upcoming "Yellow Wallpaper" in Portfringe 2017.

SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017 @ 9:30PM-10:30PM
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017 @ 4:15PM-5:15PM

We'll be a DOUBLE FEATURE with NEW FRUIT- a arts collective and woman-run arts space. We think that they are super cool and we're so excited to share a ticket with them.

Check PortFringe's website for ticket information!

 

: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.

 

 


 

Buy tickets for our portfringe show here show before june 11!

Show passes after June 11 can be purchased at any PortFringe box office location. Check out their website for more information.
Tickets are $10

Tickets for our August production of THE YELLOW WALLPAPER can be purchased online starting July 1. Tickets will also be available at the door. 
Limited Pay-What-You-Can tickets are available. 
Tickets are $10

 

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Bare Portland collaborates with a broad section of local creatives, as well as organizations outside the creative sector. By working organizations across various industries, we aim to foster a strong and vibrant cultural life in Portland.  Whether these partnerships are short-term outreach projects or long-term residencies, we bring live performance to new audiences across southern Maine. 

PAST BARE PORTLAND COMMUNITY PARTNERS:

1820 WINES

CITY OF PORTLAND 

FRIENDS OF CONGRESS SQUARE

ST. LUKE'S CATHEDRAL

PORTLAND STAGE

ONE LONGFELLOW SQUARE

PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART

MAINE COLLEGE OF ART