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 Posted: Tue Sep 25th, 2007 03:23 pm
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Steve Patterson
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The Portland Oregonian had a story this morning about publishers of "bizarro" fiction: fiction that so far outside the mainstream or has such a fascination with breaking the rules and pushing the envelope that it fits into a category of its own.  (Portland's Eraserhead Press was cited as an example.)  And I got to wondering?  Who are the weirdest, strangest, just plain creatively craziest theatres out there?  (Not that being weird, strange, or creatively crazy implies they're bad--it may mean just the opposite.)

As least in Portland, I guess I'd have to give props to:

defunkt theatre http://www.defunktheatre.com/  (which just finished doing all four of Mac Wellman's 'Crowtet' plays);

Liminal Theatre http://www.liminalgroup.org/  (which works into some inspired design concepts into company-produced, non-linear scripts); and

Fever Theatre http://www.fevertheater.com/  (which is just out operating past the ultraviolet).

So give it up.  Who in your town can you proudly label "bizarro"?

Steve

 

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Nate88
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Do you mean by this theatre looking towards more contempoary drives like the work of  Artaud, Grotowski...even Sarah Kane and companys like ForcedEntertainment or more Live art sort of theatres...or have i totally missed the point because if so... that is the sort of theatre i strive to create....

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