In 2001, Erin Leddy lived with her grandmother for a year and recorded her memoirs. From a strange control station operated by her granddaughter, the audio of the elderly actress crackles to life. My Mind is like an Open Meadow is a sonic journey into the depths of memory between two generations of theater performers.
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 performers led by Artistic Director Jonathan Walters. Founded in 2000, the company has created over 18 original performances from its home in Portland, Oregon. Hand2Mouth has received multiple Portland ‘Drammy’ Awards, including Outstanding Production and Outstanding Ensemble Performance. Recent performances have been presented by La MaMa E.T.C. (New York, NY), Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, On the Boards (Seattle, WA), Bumbershoot Arts Festival (Seattle, WA), Ontological Hysteric Incubator (New York, NY), Myrna Loy Center (Helena, MT), furyFACTORY Festival (San Francisco, CA), and the Network of Ensemble Theaters (San Francisco, CA).
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