Oregon Contemporary Theatre

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
6:00 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Exploring Marriage Equality and Identity in This Hour Forward

This Hour Forward is a gallery installation with performance by Ryan Conarro, inspired by the marriage of his brother and the Supreme Court’s reading of the Defense of Marriage Act. He speaks with Eric Alan about issues of gender identity and equality, before performing at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

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Oregon Contemporary Theatre
6:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Storm Kennedy and Bary Shaw in Becky's New Car

Left to right: Storm Kennedy, Patrick Dizney and Bary Shaw, in Becky's New Car.

Storm Kennedy and Bary Shaw star in Becky’s New Car, a play of comic misadventure at Oregon Contemporary Theatre. In the KLCC studios with Eric Alan, they demonstrate the deep and hilarious possibilities of misunderstandings, as well as the essential nature of listening and being in the moment.

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Create Eugene
6:00 am
Wed July 30, 2014

#Instaballet: Choreography for the Twitter Age

#Instaballet is a creation of dancers Suzanne Haag and Antonio Anacan, featuring choreography and instant performance of a ballet based on audience instructions. Antonio Anacan speaks with Eric Alan about the process, about why children’s questions often drive it, and how the dance relates to everyday life.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Ordinary Days at OCT

The new musical "Ordinary Days" plays at Oregon Contemporary Theatre through June 29th. KLCC's Michael Canning talks with Director Craig Willis and Musical Director Nathan Alef.

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Oregon Contemporary Theatre
6:00 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Northwest Festival of Ten-Minute Plays

The Sixth Annual Northwest Festival of Ten-Minute Plays runs April 4th-12th at Oregon Contemporary Theatre. Executive Producer Paul Calandrino and playwright Nancy West talk with Eric Alan about the joys and challenges of short-form theatre, and what emerges when eight plays are presented together.

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Downtown Eugene Public Library
6:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

The Big Read for 2014: The Great Gatsby

The Eugene Public Library is partnering with the Springfield Public Library, Oregon Contemporary Theatre and others for 2014’s Big Read—a month-long series of events around F. Scott’s Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby. Historian David Turner talks about how Willamette Valley culture compares to Fitzgerald’s 1920s, while Big Read coordinator Allison Arnold details the month’s events. 

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Oregon Contemporary Theatre
8:54 am
Thu January 9, 2014

OCT's Tribes Examines Examines Deafness, Language and Family

Oregon Contemporary Theatre begins 2014 by presenting Nina Raine’s award-winning play Tribes in the Lord Leebrick Playhouse, January 10th through February 1st. The play explores language, hierarchy and the subtle tribes of which we’re all a part. Eric Alan is joined in the KLCC studios by actor Joe Cronin, one of the founders of Portland’s Artists Repertory Theatre, and Tribes’ director Craig Willis, also artistic director of OCT.

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Oregon Contemporary Theatre
1:58 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Who Am I This Time? (And Other Conundrums of Love)

Bill Hulings and Storm Kennedy as Tom and Kate in Who Am I This Time?

Oregon Contemporary Theatre (formerly Lord Leebrick Theatre) presents Who Am I This Time? (And Other Conundrums of Love) from November 8th through 30th. The play is adapted from the early comic stories of Kurt Vonnegut by playwright Aaron Posner, who has gone on to national success after growing up in Eugene. Lead actors Bill Hulings and Storm Kennedy talk with Eric Alan about the play's parallels to Thornton Wilder's Our Town, about the similarities between the play's small-town Connecticut setting and Oregon, and what the play reveals about love and fate.

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Oregon Contemporary Theatre
11:10 am
Thu September 19, 2013

August: Osage County at OCT

August: Osage County is the Putlitzer Prize-winning play by Tracy Letts, which opens Oregon Contemporary Theatre's new season in Eugene. Eric Alan talks with director Tara Wibrew and OCT artistic director Craig Willis about the darkly comedic play, and its universally relevant reflections about

family.

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