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SWM: [I saw] a Théâtre de Complicité

Summer Splendors a collaboration with CHAMBER MUSIC NORTHWEST

JUN 26 - 28 FOUR WORLD PREMIERES

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Chopin’s 24 Preludes performed by Yekwon Sunwoo

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Artslandia at the Performance may | june

production, Street of Crocodiles — an adaptation of a series of Bruno Schultz stories — at the small Cottesloe Theatre at the National Theatre in London [in the] summer of ‘92. As I sat weeping copiously, my companion and I [were] the last two in the house as the work lights came on, and we staggered out onto the esplanade. I had a powerful, life-altering realization. When theatre is calibrated accurately, when it comes from a place of heart and openness and love, when the word fits the action and the action the word, as it were, the poetry of it hits one more deeply and harder than any other art form. Basically, I realized theatre can be transcendent.

ON PORTLAND SWM [originally from Philadelphia]:

Personally, I am truly humbled by the way in which [my character on Grimm] has been embraced by Portlanders as one of their own. One element I draw on with him is the idea of iconoclasm ... The whole “Keep Portland Weird” thing is really baked into the city’s identity. What’s most delightful and refreshing is that this iconoclasm isn’t put-on, it isn’t done for effect. It is an earnest expression of the will of people who live here to follow their hearts, to let their freak flags fly and live their own lives. I hope this doesn’t sound maudlin, but I think it’s actually really inspiring. SR [from Israel/Montreal]: I didn’t know what to expect, to be honest with you. I was actually terrified that the series would get picked up and I would have to move here. I was like, “This is just for the pilot, right? We’re not actually gonna move up here.” But it’s been the greatest gift! It really, really has ... This will be an entire year for me where I don’t leave town. I’m just going from Grimm to the theatre and back to Grimm. So, this is home. It’s something that you would have never predicted ... I kind of embrace the unknown and I love [the] chaos of this industry, that you never know where you’re going to end up next, [which] brings about these amazing gifts — like all of a sudden having a life in the Pacific Northwest. Which I probably wouldn’t have chosen for myself, and now I can’t seem to do without. .

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