AN EARTHQUAKE HAPPENED LAST NIGHT.
Did you feel it? Odd things happen after earthquakes. Some say that cracks in time open up, just like the cracks in the earth. Folks can slip through the fissures, especially if they’re on their way to somewhere else. Especially if they’re far from home.
Port Stories is an interactive, site-specific performance adventure created by the ensemble and performed throughout downtown Port Costa and at the historic Port Costa School June 8-30, 2019.
Though fictional, Port Stories is inspired by the history of Port Costa and nearby communities, and themes that resonate there, including:
- Migration and displacement
- Reckoning with acts of nature like wildfires and earthquakes
- The physical landscape of the Carquinez Strait and the hills surrounding town
- The ways stories are kept, told, and passed down in families and communities
Like all of Idiot String’s productions, Port Stories engages the audience with clear and friendly invitations to interact with the actors and action of the show.
CREDITS & Thanks
cast & creative team
Director – Rebecca Longworth
Designer – Joan Howard
Performers – Julie Douglas, Joan Howard, Linda Maria Girón, Leigh Rondon-Davis,
Kenny Scott, Marlene Yarosh
Dramaturg – Soren Santos
Writers – Linda Maria Girón, Tessa Maurer, Baela Tinsley
Stage Manager – Tessa Maurer
Sound Consultant – Liz Silver
Bespoke Costuming – Samuel Spurrier
Costume Consultant – Addie McDowell
Chalk Artist – Hillary Kantmann
Tiny Worlds Artists – Bethany Mann, Leigh Rondon-Davis, Joan Howard, Marie Morley,
Soren Santos, Wendy Addison
This show has been made possible by contributions great and small from a huge number of people, including board members of the Port Costa Conservation Society, who care for this school building and invited Idiot String to be artists-in-residence; the Crockett Community Foundation, who have sponsored reduced-price tickets; The East Bay Fund for Artists; the Edward J. Daly Foundation; and countless community members, local artists, and local business owners, including…
Jeff Wilson Ridge Greene Earl Flewellen Ron McKeever Hillary Kantmann Wendy Addison Jan Mackenzie-Ely Sarah Louise Humann Patricia Austin
Casey Robbins Aurora Theatre Company the shop at Bay Area Children’s Theatre
…and many, many more kind souls, Port Costans, and YOU!
- Port Costa Conservation Society
- Crockett Community Foundation
- East Bay Fund for Artists at the East Bay Community Foundation
- Edward J. Daly Foundation
- Burlington Hotel
- tbd* Design Studio at CCA
- Independent Arts and Media
“Arts In Review” on KALX 90.7 FM, June 13 2019
Napa Valley Register, June 12 2019
SF Chronicle Datebook Pick, June 9 2019
East Bay Times Pick, June 3 2019
NoProscenium.com, May 29 2019
KFJC 89.7 FM, April 30 2019
Enjoy these production and pre-production photos of Port Stories. For a high-resolution file, just click the image. Please note that photos may be re-published by press only, and must credit the actors, production, and photographer. All rights reserved.