Hand2Mouth (Portland, OR) in

About the Show:
Pep Talk is an interactive theatrical celebration of coaches, teams, and everyday heroes. A crew of four coaches take the stage to explore the power of the pep talk in our lives and demonstrate, with the audience’s help, that every person has the ability to both give and receive words of encouragement and motivation.

Combining the bravado of Muhammad Ali,the gravitas of Vince Lombardi, and the humor of The Bad News Bears, Pep Talk creates a theatre atmosphere that inspires audiences to reflect on the past, cheer on the present, and step from passive observers to active participants.

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 15 7:00 pm at Joe Goode Annex
June 17 7:00 pm at Joe Goode Annex
June 18 8:30 pm at Joe Goode Annex

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