by Mark O’Halloran
Directed by Tamara Carroll
Thu – Sat @ 7:30pm, Sun @ 2pm
at 21ten Theatre, 2110 SE 10th Ave, Portland OR 97214
Recommended for ages 15 and up.
Supported by a grant from
Oregon Cultural Trust
Season sponsor: Ronni Lacroute
A struggle for intimacy in the face of negotiated relationships.
COVID: For our 2022-23 season, patrons will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination in order to be admitted to a performance, however we reserve the right to change this policy at any time during the year. In addition, we may require all audience members to be masked at performances at any given time, based on prevailing conditions around the country. Our cast, crew, and staff have been fully vaccinated.
About the Playwright
Mark O’Halloran is a writer/ actor from Ennis, Co. Clare. He has worked with all the major theatre companies in Ireland. On screen he has appeared in numerous films, most notably as one of the eponymous heroes in ADAM & PAUL (which he also wrote), and the lead role of MP in History’s Future directed by Fiona Tan. Most recently he appeared in Shane Meadow’s Channel 4 drama, The Virtues, for which he won Best Supporting Actor at the IFTA awards 2020.
Writing credits include: The films GARAGE and Adam & Paul, the television series PROSPERITY; Viva a Spanish language feature set in Havana Cuba, and Rialto which premiered at the 2019 Venice Film Festival. His work has been seen at Venice, Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Telluride and Sundance film festivals. For the stage he wrote the play TRADE, contributing text to the award-winning LIPPY, co-wrote Beckett’s Room for Dead Centre at The Gate Theatre. In 2021 he premiered two new plays, Conversations After Sex, at the Dublin Theatre Festival, (which won Best New Play at the Irish Theatre Awards 2022), and a stage adaptation of Bergman’s The Silence at the Stadsteater in Göteborg, Sweden.
by David Kinder
CREATIVE TEAM AND CREW
* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under a Special Appearance Contract.
Orlando Reyes Cabrera
Orlando Reyes Cabrera - He/They (Young Man) – Orlando holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Southern Oregon University, and was a member of the Season 14 Apprentice Company at the Portland Playhouse. You may have seen Mr. Reyes Cabrera in Portland Playhouse's last season in Titus Andronicus as Martius and his solo show Very Kind to Meet You, as Sequoia in the staged reading of Our Utopia at the Vault Theater, and as Machete in City Without Alter at the Milagro Theater.
Orlando is excited for his first performance with the Corrib Theater. In his spare time he's taking care of his beautiful dog Malia, taking walks through parks, and kicking around a soccer ball. He would like to give gracias to his mama y papa, his hermanos y hermanita, and his friends for their continued love and support. Que disfruten el show!
Damon is delighted to be performing once again with this fantastic company. He was in Corrib’s first Drammy Awarded production “ A NIGHT IN NOVEMBER”. Locally, he has appeared at Artist Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Hand2Mouth, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Bath Night and the Third Rail Repertory Theatre (which he is a member). Damon holds a MFA from UC Irvine and has taught for Pacific University, Portland Community College as well as various youth theatre programs. Because ‘all the world’s a stage’, Damon will be launching Peak Tours and Transit, introducing guests to the history, wonders and controversies of the greater Portland area.
Tamara (they/them) is a director of theatre for all ages, with a passion for thematically challenging and aesthetically compelling work. By day, they serve as Director of Community Engagement at Profile Theatre, where they focus on ways that our work can move beyond the stage and have a deeper, lasting impact. Tamara previously served as Program Director for Kaiser Permanente's Educational Theatre Program, in collaboration with Oregon Children's Theatre, as well as Chair of the Portland Drammy Committee (RIP Drammys). Favorite Portland directing credits include Fezziwig's Fortune (Anonymous Theatre), Blink (Third Rail), Jungle Book (Northwest Children's Theatre), The Delays (Theatre Vertigo), Good Kids (Oregon Children's Theatre), This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing (CoHo Productions), and Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Action/Adventure). Tamara holds an MFA in Drama & Theatre for Youth & Communities from UT Austin, and is dedicated to dismantling oppression and colonialism in theatre, education, and beyond.
Colin's work as a stage manager was most recently seen last season on Corrib Theatre's The Smuggler, and they're excited to be back in the fold this season. In addition to The Smuggler, Colin's previous stage managing credits include Smokefall (Defunkt Theatre), The Delays (Theatre Vertigo), and Care of Trees (Enso Theatre Ensemble), as well as numerous productions as an assistant stage manager and stagehand. He's incredibly thankful to the entire creative team, who have been magnificent in navigating and telling this tender, yet difficult and intense story. Lastly, a big thank you to the audience -- sharing this story with you all means so much. He hopes you enjoy the show!!
Kyra Sanford is thrilled to be doing live theatre again! She is a freelance scenic designer, props master, carpenter, and painter in the Portland area, working for theatres such as Milagro, PassinArt, Vertigo, Defunkt, Profile, Portland State University, Clark College, Lincoln High School, Third Rail Rep, and various others. She received her BFA in scenic design from The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University.
Kelly Terry is a Portland-based lighting designer for theatre, dance, and events. After graduating with honors from Florida State University, she launched a career that has included designing for everything from modern and original theatre (Next to Normal, James X, Jesus Hopped the A-Train), and elaborate ballet productions (Snow White, Cinderella, A Midsummer Night's Dream), to innovative classics (The Romeo and Juliet Project, Cabaret). Her work could be seen most recently in Profile Theatre’s production of The Oldest Profession, under the direction of Jamie Rea. These days she works with Greenlight Creative, lighting everything from small weddings to massive corporate events. She would like to thank her ever-patient husband/ALD for his support and genius.
Allison Normin Johnson
Allison Normin Johnson (she/her) is a designer and costumer who is delighted to be working in live theatre again. This is her first production with Corrib. She has worked in costume shops in Virginia, Arkansas, and locally at Portland Center Stage and Artists Repertory Theatre. Some of her favorite projects have been devised and emerging works with the CoHo Clown CoHort and Theatre 33, among others. Allison grew up in Beaverton and has returned to the area after earning her BA in Theatre Design from Willamette University. While earning her degree she spent considerable time studying art history in London, where her partner still lives. You can see more of her work on her website at www.allisonjcreates.com
Active primarily as a composer and sound designer, Rory has also worked extensively as an actor, orchestrator, and music director.
He has performed his solo work at the Kennedy Center (D.C.) and Joe's Pub at the Public Theatre (NYC), and been represented at the MIDEM music festival in Cannes.
Locally he has collaborated with OCT, OBT, PGMC, Vertigo, Milagro, Third Rail ART and others. Hear his work at www.rorystitt.com
Sawyer VanVactor-Lee (they/them) is a storyteller of many mediums. With a background in acting and teaching, their most recent avenue of storytelling has been through intimacy direction. Struck by the deep need for this work, Sawyer started studying intimacy choreography in 2018 with Intimacy Directors International (now Intimacy Directors and Coordinators) and has since traveled the country both taking and teaching workshops in this new and important field. Before moving to the Pacific Northwest Sawyer’s intimacy choreography and education work was showcased at the Minnesota Fringe festival, the Guthrie Theater, as well as various highschool and college theater classrooms. Since moving to Portland Sawyer has done intimacy work with Queer Opera, Canon Shakespeare, and Willamette University. Sawyer brings a trauma informed approach to this work, and is especially interested in uplifting the stories of the LGBTQ and disability communities of which they are a member.
Sophina Flores holds a BA in Theatre and Dance from Amherst College. She is the founder of local dance theatre company Roots & All Theatre Ensemble, centering marginalized identities and breaking the boundaries of realism, who you may know from productions such as Liminal and The Between Spaces. She has stage managed for shows such as Sweeney Todd, Urinetown, Big Love, Peer Gynt, and The Importance of Being Earnest. Most recently she stage managed Milagro’s Duende de Lorca. As a theatre maker, playwright, director, deviser, and choreographer, her work centers the intersectionality of identities as a bisexual Puerto Rican woman, and prominently features themes of mental illness and trauma, with surrealist or magical realist motifs.