The Risk/Reward Festival showcases five new works by indie performing artists from across the region. Come celebrate our 9th year blurring the boundaries of theater, music, dance, and performance art in new and surprising ways.
Showing JUNE 17 & 18 at 7:30 PM;
Matinee JUNE 19 at 5:00 PM
The 2016 festival lineup features:
ANTHONY HUDSON / CARLA ROSSI - Looking for Tiger Lily - Theatre/Drag/Music/Multimedia (Portland, OR)
ILVS STRAUSS - Doin it Right - Dance/Theater/Performance Art (Seattle, WA)
MILTON LIM / HONG KONG EXILE – okay.odd – Multimedia/Theater (Vancouver, BC)
SNKR - Sound/Video/Movement/Performance Art (Portland, OR)
VANESSA GOODMAN / ACTION AT A DISTANCE - Container – Dance (Vancouver, BC)
What is the Risk/Reward Festival?
We solicit proposals from regional artists for new works that can be performed in less than 20-minutes. A panel of local artists and tastemakers select a lineup and we challenge the artists to run wild - encouraging creative risks, experimentation and bold investigation. No one really knows what to expect until opening night. Several performances are staged back-to-back nightly in a festive environment. Audiences come to sample a variety of artistic voices and art forms in what the Willamette Week calls, "speed dating for contemporary performance."