Jacob Coleman and Amber Whitehall (both members of Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble and formerly of Fever Theater) present a new solo performance titled On Killing. The performance, written by the duo, is directed by Amber Whitehall and performed by Jacob Coleman. The play is a portrait of the loss-of-self common to falling in love and fighting in war - an expression of the violence and passion in both affairs, the feeling numbness that results in their endings, and the searching, again, for a way to feel alive.
On Killing unfolds as a series of fragments, a tangle of memories, grainy black and white video, decaying voices from an old tape recorder, a story told on moving trains, dances from empty city squares. It is about the longing for excitement that drives us to seek new loves and fight new wars, and the dead melancholy that follows the elation from both.
On Killing grew out of the ongoing collaboration between Jacob Coleman and Amber Whitehall. In addition to being co-founders of PETE and Fever Theater, the pair created Near To The Wild Heart (performed by Amber Whitehall and directed by Jacob Coleman) in January 2012. For this show, they have switched roles as performer and director, and embraced a world of enveloping video, soundscape and whispering voices. Also collaborating on the show is NYC-based multimedia artist Jenny Vogel. More on Jenny Vogel's unique aesthetic at www.jennyvogel.net. On Killing is supported in part by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.
The Headwaters Theater (View)
55 NE Farragut St. #9
Portland, OR 97211
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