“Displaced,” running Jan 20 to 28 at Portland’s Abbey Arts in Portsmouth as part of the Fertile Ground Festival, is an innovative documentary theatre experience that gives us a new and powerful way to connect with the phenomenon of homelessness and the extraordinary value of those who see us, even though we have forgotten that they exist. A solo show by actor, musician, and dialect guru Eliza Jane Schneider, “Displaced” uses interviews from her travels around the world busking and interviewing people living homeless in New Zealand, Liverpool, Dublin, Hong Kong, Lagos, San Diego, and Seattle.
We invite you all to come and we are seeking local shooters to video the show for us. Details are below. If you are available, please call 310-455-0007 email [email protected] to talk rates and timing.
THEATRE/MUSIC/MULTIMEDIA FULLY STAGED READING
Written & performed by Eliza Jane Schneider
Directed by Bruce A. Hostetler
Festival Dates: Jan 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 @ 8pm; Jan 22 @ 3pm
Venue: Abbey Arts
7600 N Hereford Ave.
Tickets: $20; $15 Students (with ID)
Buy tickets: fertilegroundpdx.org
Displaced is an innovative documentary theatre experience that gives us a new and powerful way to connect with the phenomenon of homelessness and the extraordinary value of those who see us, even though we have forgotten that they exist. Through live-looped music (performed on a 7-string violin) and character impersonations by an actress described by Bruce Weber of the New York Times as “capable of astonishing transformations,” Displaced brings the world’s untouchables to life. Eliza Jane Schneider, the award-winning actress best known for voicing all of the female characters on Comedy Central’s South Park, spent the first two decades of her career traveling the world as a street musician. Her role evolved into that of a grass-roots journalist, one who shared space with, broke bread with and, ultimately, tape-recorded the unique and powerful stories of abandoned, mistreated and, often, triumphant human beings living in the streets of our planet’s wealthiest and poorest cities. Bruce A. Hostetler is the Artistic Director of CompassWorks, a Portland theatre company focused on illuminating untold stories through work based on interviews. He holds an MFA in Directing from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, and directs throughout North America. This production contains mature subject matter and language.