WEDNESDAY ~ February 3
Ways of Trying
By Tara Hopebringer
Producer: World’s Edge Theatre
Ways of Trying is a solo show about queerness, community, and liberation, written and performed by Tara Hopebringer. Collaborators include Cassie Greer, Kate Mura, and Georgina Escobar.
Everyone has their own ways of trying: trying to belong, trying to find love, trying to accept themself. In this show, various ways of trying unspool into vulnerable histories, as songs of love and heartbreak loop in rounds, interspersed with poetry and soundscapes. Through interviews and meta-theatrical narrative, several characters emerge and interrupt in a performance about growing into queer sexuality and gender non-conformity, questioning power and privilege, and reclaiming joy in the riot. This show features music created with loop machine, flute, vocals and percussion. Some adult language and themes.
Tara Hopebringer (they/them) is a writer, director, musician, performer and teacher. Previous Fertile Ground productions include In Toxic (writer/director, World’s Edge Theatre, 2015) and Creating Life Inside (director, Rogue Pack, 2019). They are a teaching artist at Northwest Children’s Theatre, and have recently performed with Fuse Theatre Ensemble, Bag & Baggage, and Milagro. They believe theatre is a way to share visions and reflections, and to inspire change and radical imagination.
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