Sojourn Theatre's collaboration with Portland Playhouse - "How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes."

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Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Sojourn Theatre's collaboration with Portland Playhouse - "How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes."
Dmae catches up with Michael Rohd, founder and artistic director of Sojourn Theatre. It's been since 2010 when Sojourn produced an original interactive theatre piece in Portland. This time they're teaming up with Portland Playhouse to debut the regional premiere of HOW TO END POVERTY IN 90 MINUTES. We'll hear how Rohd and Sojourn have created a model for a new kind of theatre that can be personalized for any community, any locale. 

(Airs 11am Tues 1/20/15 on KBOO 90.7FM and podcast on StagenStudio.com that same day.)

Michael Rohd and Sojourn Theatre brings its inventive social practice theatre piece to Portland Playhouse in an imaginative collaboration called HOW TO END POVERTY IN 90 MINUTES. Part physical theatre stage play, lecture, interactive workshop and public conversation, the play aims to challenge each audience in attendance to tackle the problem of poverty within our own communities. Each performance the 99 people in the audience will give away $1000 drawn from box office receipts. Since there are 17 performances, that means $17,000 will be given away to help end poverty in Multnomah County.

Rohd and Sojourn previously created this at Northwestern University where Rohd teaches. It was so successful that they have planned other locations to create an individualized version of show. After Portland, the play moves to Montana in 2015  and Nashville the following year.

HOW TO END POVERTY IN 90 MINUTES
Conceived and Written by Michael Rohd and Sojourn Theatre.
Directed by Liam Kaas-Lent.
Includes Sojourn ensemble members Rebecca Martinez, Bobby Bermea, Shannon Scrofano, and Hanna Treuhaft

The show runs Feb. 4th-22nd. All shows are at Portland Playhouse is located at 602 NE Prescott St. in Portland.

For tickets, visit  PortlandPlayhouse.org  or call our Box Office at 503-488-5822

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