Quintessence is a project-based theatre company in Portland, Oregon, and we had
been quiet since 2012 but we made some beautiful noise in 2017!
Tom(boy) Sawyer by Connor Kerns ran for 12 performances in June/July! Yes, Mark Twain’s classic adventure novel got a modern Pacific Northwest rock and roll treatment. A girl with “mean, mean pride” named Tom, a river (the Columbia), and a murder. Artistic Director Connor Kerns’ new play is constructed scenically as a playlist by the music of RUSH, a rock band that has been playing together for 40 years.
Go to our show page for more details:
Murren Kennedy as Hector and Taylor Grady as Tom.
MORE ABOUT QUINTESSENCE
Since 2001, Quintessence has been putting the power of words and imagination at the
center of its work. An intimate setting, a small company of creative people, and minimal
visual elements allow our storytelling to shine and offer you, our audience, a truly
theatrical experience. Quintessence has performed for many years at the University
of Portland, but now we can be found exploring other venues depending on the project.
Quintessence seeks to invigorate classical, new-play texts and creative theatrical
projects, firing the imagination by putting the power of words at the center of our work.
We can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo Credits (left-to-right, top-down):
Saren Nofs-Snyder and Todd Van Voris in Macbeth – photo by Caley Bell
Bill Barry in Much Ado About Nothing – photo by Roger Nelson
Rafael Untalan in Cymbeline – photo by Owen Carey
Taylor Grady in Tom(boy) Sawyer – photo by Gary Norman
Rebecca Ridenour and Jeff Schwaub in Northanger Abbey – photo by Roger Nelson
Rosalind Fell, Lucy Paschall, James Drake, and James Lawrence in Pride and Prejudice –
photo by Roger Nelson