Boom Arts: The TEAM's "Primer for a Failed Superpower"

Thu May 9 - 11:30am to Sat May 18 - 1:30pm


“Eclectic and inventive… in union there is strength.” — The New York Times


Portland premiere of celebrated NYC theatre ensemble

May 10-11, 2019

Venue: The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave, Portland

* ASL Interpretation on May 11
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In its long-awaited Portland début, rock star Brooklyn-based theatre ensemble The TEAM finally lands in Portland with Primer for a Failed Superpower, its multigenerational community concert celebrating protest songs from the past and present. Directed by Tony Award nominee Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812) with music director Nehemiah Luckett (also of Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir), Primer features passionate performances of newly commissioned choral arrangements of iconic songs, from Bread and Roses to Smells Like Teen Spirit, which have celebrated and questioned what it means to be an American over time, shape-shifting alongside our country’s roller coaster political landscape. Join the choir itself, which will be rehearsing starting in late March 2019, or just join us at the concert—you’ll never forget this theatrical declaration of creative resilience.

Age Recommendation: 8+

IMAGE DESCRIPTION: [A multi-generational choir of diverse ethnicities singing together on stage.]

Photo credit: Megan Ghiroli

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