In February I had the rare opportunity to work with Portland Story Theater in their Valentine's day show, Kiss and Tell. Our love for each other was sealed and this Friday, after months of work, Portland Story Theater will begin unveiling the work of several artists, including myself, in their Singlehandedly festival. It's a rare opportunity, in this over-produced landscape we live in, to sit in a small theater and listen to a story float between you and the person on stage. No facebook ads, no explosions, no band histrionics, but rather the spectator is face to face with an art form at its purest.
I'll be talking about the man who trained my voice, James Wiest; the man who taught me about opera, drinking, and shaped my artistic life. He wore a plaid shirt and drank whiskey and built my voice from the ground up. My story is on May 4th but I invite you to come to each and every one of these rare nights, as I've worked with the artists in rehearsal now and can trumpet the merits of their extraordinary stories right here. Storytelling is primal, ancient, and completely engaging, and you'll only get to hear these stories once. Don't miss out.
Artists 2012 Singlehandedly