If I Were Queen of This Forest!
Fat & Sassy
Wacky and Wonderful Yard Sale to Benefit BroadArts Theatre!
Retro Costumes, great hats, wild weird and wacky props, large size women's dresses, shoes! CDs! books! a portable stage! A freezer vending cart for your summer employment, treasures, useful stuff, decorations from tiki to Xmas, some furniture, a guitar, all to benefit the artists and staff of BroadArts Theatre, a 501 (c)(3) not for profit touring live theatre company. Put your yard sale dollars to good use and support your favorite 'bad girls of comedy' BroadArts Theatre!!
NE 50th Ave between Tillamook and Hancock, just 1 1/2 blocks south of Sandy Blvd in the Hollywood District. Saturday, June 5 from 9am to 4pm, and Sunday, June 6 from 9am to 4pm.
Call our office at 503-895-0822 and leave a message with questions, and we'll get back to you asap!
BroadArts Summer Peace Theatre Camp
Peace Camp, supported in part by the McKenzie River Gathering Foundation (http://www.mrgfoundation.org/) is in its 4th year. Over 200 children have attended Peace Camp in the past and taught their instructors many wonderful things.
Campers age 8-12 will learn, using creative arts as tools, to better handle conflict, build resolution skills and enable “win-win’ in situations. Role play, theatre, arts, music and more construct the curriculum to drive an increased understanding of the effects violence and war have on our personal and family lives.
BroadArts Theatre's camps encourage students to create, experience & explore the nature & practice of peace. Students work with professional theatre artists/educators using writing, acting, movement, improvisation, clowning, singing & illustration to create their own vision of what peace means. Each session culminates in a shared presentation with family & friends, enabling students to experience the joy and gratification of collaboration and performance.
Students are introduced to theatre and other artistic techniques in a friendly, safe and fun environment, explore the work of global peacemakers and develop skills such as cooperation, peaceful communication & awareness.
Peace Camp Coordinators for 2010 are Pepper Kim, Educator, and Barb Eichberger, BroadArts Board Member. Trainers and teachers will include those who have worked with BroadArts in the past in shows, as actors and as staff and supporters.
Volunteer opportunities are still open for camp administration, drop off and pick up coordination, teachers aids and more. Visit the site for peace camp, and choose the volunteer opportunities link. Register your children early to reserve your space in this summers BroadArts Peace Camp.
BroadArts Variety Show & Auction!
Mark your calendars (April 24th!) for BroadArts' newest annual fund raising event, to be held at the Urban Grind Coffeehouse in Northeast Portland! Get excited for an evening of wonderful food and drink and top-notch entertainment: Music, theatre, stand up comedy, the whole shebang! Win fabulous door prizes and participate in our silent auction- maybe you'll win lunch with one of Portland's influential women movers-and-shakers (in the works...fingers crossed!), or the chance to determine the concept of an upcoming BroadArts production!
$5 at the door, April 24th, 5:30-9pm (silent auction closes at 8pm), 2214 NE Oregon Street.
Can't make it? Don't go and pretend you did by heading over to www.broadarts.org (you're here already!) and clicking "donate" to help us finance our upcoming season of hilarious and inspiring programs-we need you more than ever to keep BroadArts going strong!
See you all at the show!
A/BROAD FOR ALL SEASONSPart of PATA's Fertile Ground Festival
Aung San Suu Kyi? Wangari Maathai? Mairead Corrigan Maguire? Bonnie Tinker? Who are these mystery women? Why are their spirits appearing at the same place, at the same time, at the beginning of the world's turning? And what does their presence have to do with me?
BroadArts Theatre invites you to solve the mystery at A/BROAD FOR ALL SEASONS, our newest original theatre-comedy with music.
If you saw WONDERBROADS, our musical that won the Oregon Book Award for Best Drama, then you are familiar with the energy and fun of our shows. In this sequel, A/BROAD overflows with BroadArts Theatre's trademark funny, edgy, dangerous, factual, inspiring, sexy, interactive performance.
In A/BROAD FOR ALL SEASONS, the Goddess Lilith has reached her elder years. Lilith, embodied by BroadArts' Artistic Director Melinda E. Pittman, hires a personal assistant to help her finish her memoirs. Lilith's protégé tires of the older woman's attitude and outlandish tales. The titans clash as they each struggle to create and re-create the world they want to live in. And then there is that mystery stranger, knocking at the door, knocking at the door...
TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Go to the BroadArts website (you're already there!), click on the Tickets button- pick your date and you're on your way! A/BROAD FOR ALL SEASONS makes a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer. How many amazing women changing the world can fit into your stocking? Make plans to attend A/BROAD FOR ALL SEASONS and be flabbergasted at the answer to that little mystery!
Set against a fictional and funny background, A/BROAD FOR ALL SEASONS incorporates real stories of women who are even now changing the face of history/herstory. Women like Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's (Burma's) democratically elected political prisoner of conscience; Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan Maguire, who anchored the Peace movement in Northern Ireland; Dr. Wangari Maathai of Kenya, who leads a global effort of reforestation and environmental sustainability, provide the play's inspiration. Through harmonies, historica and hysterica, the story of our continued progress toward an inclusive and sustainable world unfolds.
FAT & SASSY II: A tasty musical about Women of Substance,
One Size Fits!
and who's getting rich off of America getting fat!
“I'm not fat. My body just naturally retains chocolate.”
BroadArts Theatre has cooked up a hot-from-the-oven sizzling comedy treat, FAT & SASSY II: One Size Fits!, opening October 23, 2009. Designed to celebrate people of ALL sizes, FAT & SASSY II is a smorgasbord of a musical, serving up an aerobic workout of comedy and music from hot yoga to hot chocolate and back again.
Written and composed by BroadArts' Artistic Director, Melinda E. Pittman, and directed by Sharon Mann, with musical direction by Dan Linn, the musical features an ensemble cast of women of substance and sings and satirizes its way through the all-you-can-eat buffet of diets, drugs, corporate greed, media brainwashing and discouragement that surround many people of size.
Award winning author Pittman says, “Big people are tired of being blamed for the greed of the fast food, advertising and diet industry. We're fat! So what? It's time to sing the praises of our whole luscious selves!”
When & Where:
Thursday- Friday 8 pm ~ Rose City Park Presbyterian Grand Hall - NE 44th and Sandy Blvd
Saturday 8 pm- Sunday Matinee 2pm~ the Urban Grind Coffeehouse- 2214 NE Oregon 2 blocks north of Sandy Blvd
Saturday/ Sunday shows offer an optional, mouthwatering buffet meal at the Urban Grind one hour before the show- $10- must have at least a two day advance paid reservation. Beer and wine available for purchase. Proof of age required.
New! Group and class rates are now available!
- For a class group of 11+, tickets are just $5 each (single payment by check or cash through the BroadArts box office at least 1 day before the performance) plus two free tickets for the professor.
- For groups of 8 to 10, tickets are $10 each or $12 on the day of show and the organizer of the group is provided one free ticket. To get these special rates, call the BroadArts box office at 503-287-0100!
Regular ticket rates are about the price of a night at the movies, only our show has Live Girls!
$10 in advance $12 day of show $20 dinner and show~ Cheaper than a movie & popcorn!
Click here to buy yours online!
FAT & SASSY II stars original cast members, the fabulous Kim Dewey, Mollie Hart, Jan Rosenthal and BroadArts' Artistic Director, Melinda E. Pittman, and our fresh import from New York City (New York City!) the amazing Brandee Palmblad in the leading role of D.K. The show also features Sharon Biermann, Pamela Harr Hough and Lindsey Koeppen as "Everybody Else." FAT & SASSY II ‘s stage director is Sharon Mann, our musical director is Dan Linn and the BroadArts Band rocks with the talents of Stacy Davis on bass, Aaron Linn on percussion and Dan Linn on guitar and keyboards.