A murder. A marriage. Bottomless merlot.
"I should have opened my mouth much earlier."
Lady Anne Neville doesn't have much time left, but she is determined to use it. Over the course of an evening, this bedraggled queen is opening her Gallery of Secrets to take you on a personal tour. Inside are relics from the moment when it all went wrong--when Richard III claimed her hand in marriage--and Anne is finally ready to bring them out for a postmortem over a glass of pinot. With heartbreak and humor in equal measure, SheIs Fierce invites us to raise a glass to our brokenness and to celebrate the fates we carry.
Run Time: 70 min. No Intermission.
Recommended for ages 13+
PLEASE NOTE: This show uses haze/fog and contains a scene implying sexual assault. If you would like to request a reserved seat near the exit, please contact us at least 24 hrs before the show you are attending: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN REHEARSAL
& WHAT'S INSPIRING US:
THE ENSO EXPERIENCE
Doors open at 7:15 and 1:45, respectively.
Your Enso Experience includes:
~Interactive Lobby Exhibits:
You've been invited to Lady Anne's Gallery of Secrets...arrive early to explore visual, aural and sensory exhibits exploring the moment when "it all went wrong..."
~Pre-Show Live Music:
FREE WINE on Thursday performances! The first 10 folks through our door will get a glass on the house!
@ Shoebox Theatre
2110 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Thursday* March 15 @ 7:30pm
Friday March 16 @ 7:30pm
Saturday March 17:
Evening: @ 7:30pm
Sunday March 18 @ 2:00pm
Thursday* March 22 @ 7:30p
Friday March 23 @ 7:30p
Saturday March 24:
Matinee: @ 2:00pm
Evening: @ 7:30pm
Sunday March 25 @ 2:00p
Thursday* March 29 @ 7:30p
Friday March 30 @ 7:30p
Saturday March 31
Matinee: @ 2:00pm
Evening: @ 7:30pm
NO SHOW ON: Saturday March 17th @ 2:00p
Maaike Bergstra (playwright) is a Dutch playwright. Her work has been performed by a variety of groups and published by ’Theaterboek’ (transl: theatre-book). Besides writing, she is the editor of an online art magazine ‘Tijdschrift EI’ and of the literary roadshow ‘Schrijvers uit Oost,’ where new playwrights are the focus. She is also dean of the writer vacational school in Amsterdam. In 2016 she won the TheatreTextTalentStipendium and since then has been working on a new play.
Joe Rogers is so excited to return to Enso Theatre after The Romeo & Juliet Project, but this time to make his Stage Managing debut! His recent credits include Stage Managing Insignificance at Defunkt Theatre, Stage Managing Fantastics at MPA, and Stage Managing Sense and Sensibility and The Amish Project at Portland Actors Conservatory!
Assistant Stage Manager
This is Colin’s first production with Enso and he couldn’t be more ecstatic to be a part of it! His previous work includes technician and stagehand work for Imago Theatre, Wilson High School and various independent film and theatre producers. He hopes you all enjoy this wonderful piece of theatre as much as he’s enjoyed being a part of the building and creating process!
Annemarie de Bruijn
Annemarie de Bruijn (playwright) is an actress and director who works from the city of The Hague, The Netherlands. Besides acting and producing new plays within her own company Het Vijfde Bedrijf (transl: 'The Fifth Act’), she is an active freelancer with a great love for exchange, community and travel. She is currently working on a series of plays that focus on great Dutch abstract painters, including Piet Mondriaan and Willem de Kooning.
Assistant Stage Manager
This is Wolf’s first production with a professional company. He is ecstatic to be a part of such a wonderful show with such a wonderful team. He thanks everyone involved for being awesome!
Joellen Sweeney has worked locally with Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble, Shaking the Tree, Post5 Theatre, Northwest Children's Theatre, CoHo Productions, Source Material Collective and the Third Rail Mentorship Company. Recent directing credits include The Midsummer Project, Aquellos que canto y que lo saben (Willamette University), and The How and the Why (Assistant Director, CoHo Productions). Joellen is thrilled to be working with such a remarkable cast and crew on She Is Fierce!
Alana Wight-Yedinak is a costume designer based in Portland, OR. She studied at the University of Montana before moving to pursue a more varied and exciting atmosphere. Both and technician and a designer, her work has most recently been featured in Enso Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet Project, and Portland Actors Ensemble’s Troilus and Cressida. She would like to thank her husband and daughter for providing laughter, love and an excuse to play in the mud.
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Set & Props Designer
Jordan Mackey studied theatre at the University of California, Riverside. He has worked on scores of shows with over a dozen companies all along the West Coast, from local childrens' theatre to large-budget union productions. With experience from lighting, scenic and costume design, to stage management, production management and education, to acting, directing and writing, Jordan works hard to be well-versed in all artistic languages of the performing arts. Credits include work with OCPA, UC Riverside, CSU San Bernadino, Castro Valley High School, Golden State Theatre, Golden Mean Players, Pacific Coast Rep Theatre, Castro Valley Dramatic Art Academy, Randall Theatre, North Medford High, Stony Point High, Fox Theatre, and of course, Enso Theatre Ensemble.
Kelly Terry is a freelance lighting designer and master electrician newly based in Portland, Oregon. She began her career in lighting 8 years ago, starting purely in theatre and subsequently broadening her experience to include ballet, musical theatre, modern dance, concert lighting, and most recently corporate and event lighting. Notable design credits include Next to Normal for Theatre a la Carte, Snow White, Cinderella, and A Midsummer Night's Dream for the Ballet Arts Conservatory of Tallahassee, Pas de Vie's The Nutcracker, and the Martin Theatre's Pericles and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. She has also had the great honor to work with amazing designers as their master electrician, on such shows as Bus Stop, Rent, and Noises Off. She has recently expanded into the corporate and event world, and has since worked with touring acts including Justin Bieber'sPurpose Tour; with companies including Keen, Adidas, and Daimler; and she spent a season working with the park lighting and tech department for Busch Gardens Williamsburg. She lives with her long-suffering husband Scott, and their furry family members, Hildegarde Pearcat and Nicodemus (a wise old rabbit).
Box Office Manager
Isabel McTighe is currently studying acting and directing at Lewis and Clark College in Portland. After directing frequently through school, Isabel launched her professional career with Enso as the student director of I'm Alright. She now serves on Enso's artistic board, and recently assistant directed The Romeo and Juliet Project. Obviously, Isabel loves Enso Theatre Ensemble with all her heart and is thrilled to be joining them again for She Is Fierce.
Margaret of Anjou
Originally from Colorado, Sam Reiter is an actor/creator and teaching artist. She has created and performed "Manifesto" in the Portland area, as well as "Baba Yaga", which she recently toured at Windsor and Boulder Fringe Festivals. This fall, she will be touring with Oregon Children's Theatre's Educational Theatre Program as a performer.
Duchess of York
Paige Rogers is an Missourian that received her undergraduate degree in Arts Administration and Theatre from Drury University and studied acting at Portland Actors Conservatory. Local credits include Carol from "The Amish Project", Mrs. Jennings from "Sense and Sensibility" and Titania from "Midsummer Night’s Dream". Paige also has stage managed two productions with Theatre Diaspora along with being a new company member at Theatre Vertigo. She is ecstatic to join this ensemble of storytellers to bring this world to life at The Shoebox!
Hannah Hogan is new to the Portland theater community. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in Theater Arts and moved to Portland shortly afterwards. Some previous credits in Eugene, OR are Helene/Catherine in "Who Am I This Time" and Lady Percy in "Love Will Shake". After taking a short break from being involved in theater, she is thrilled to be jumping back in to be a part of this exciting project with Enso’s ensemble.
After spending time honing her acting craft in NYC, Miami and Los Angeles, Sam is thrilled to be jumping into Portland's theatre community with Enso. When not acting, Sam enjoys exploring the city with her partner, their son, and two dogs. An avid gym rat, Sam is also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and USATF Level I Running Coach. Go Canes!
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