Hand2Mouth’s Faith Helma (Portland, OR) in

About the Show:
faith helmaFaith Helma is a Hand2Mouth veteran and a “fearless performer, creator, teacher and theater-maker” from Portland, Oregon. I HATE POSITIVE THINKING is her defiantly half-assed shakedown of the self-improvement industry. Join her on a journey into an alternate world, in which we find freedom through bragging about failure, raging against the machine and dancing like jackasses.

You can watch Faith dance like a jackass in this Failure Revolution video.

Faith has performed I HATE POSITIVE THINKING at the NW New Works Festival in Seattle and Risk/Reward and the Fertile Ground Festival in Portland. In March, she led a workshop based on the show for SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas. You can read a write up about that in the Verge.

Quote: My favorite thing about Faith was that she yelled ‘DOES ANYONE WANT TO DO THE DIRTY DANCING LIFT WITH ME?’

About the Company:
Hand2Mouth is a theatre ensemble committed to creating original work. Drawing from dance, music, theatre and design, Hand2Mouth strives to connect honestly with audiences and collaborators, blurring the line between performance and reality. We celebrate the raw, charged potential of the live encounter, and our methods and styles change to meet the demands of the work. Hand2Mouth performances push boundaries towards theatre that is bold and accessible.

Described by The Seattle Times as having “the kind of promise, fearlessness and energy that the American theater needs, and should encourage,” Hand2Mouth is a permanent ensemble of artists led by Artistic Director Jonathan Walters. Hand2Mouth has received multiple Portland “Drammy” Awards, including for Outstanding Ensemble Performance and Outstanding Production. Recent performances have been presented by La MaMa E.T.C. (New York, NY), Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, On the Boards (Seattle), Bumbershoot Arts Festival (Seattle), Ontological Hysteric Incubator (New York, NY), Myrna Loy Center (Helena, MT), furyFACTORY Festival (San Francisco), and the Network of Ensemble Theaters (SF).

June 25 6:00 pm at Z Below
June 26 6:30 pm at Z Below

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