by ZAYD DOHRN
Directed by BOBBY BERMEA
by ZAYD DOHRN
"Dohrn's compact script bristles with sharp, breezy dialogue... A comic setup that spins into deeply affecting territory.
—San Francisco Chronicle
Reborning bandies between levity and loss without missing a beat... Just the right balance of rawness and finesse... Reborning proves that grim topics and taboos can also be damn funny."
Tiffany is a producer and actor on Reborning. She also produced and acted in the world premiere of Play, with Cracked Nutshell Productions and Shaking the Tree Theatre. Acting credits include: Ramona Quimby with Oregon Children’s Theatre, The Tempest with Portland Shakespeare Project, Macbeth and Richard III with Northwest Classical Theatre Co., The Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing with Bend Shakespeare & Northwest Classical Theatre Co., SubUrbia, A Bright Room Called Day, and Holy Ghosts with Portland Actors Conservatory. She has also done myriad commercials and independent films. Tiffany is a 2013 graduate of the Portland Actors Conservatory two year intensive training program.
Jana Lee Hamblin
Jana is producing and acting in Reborning. Jana's Portland theatre credits include On The Porch One Crisp Spring Morning with Anonymous Theatre and The Blue Room with Portland Actors Conservatory. Jana was also an original cast member of the 3rd Floor Sketch Comedy Group. Some of her film credits include Seaside, and ZNation. She is a recurring cast member for seven seasons of Portlandia. She's also been in Grimm, Extraordinary Measures, Leverage, A Walk in My Shoes, E.R., Family Law, Lincoln Heights, the American pilot for Fawlty Towers, and four seasons of The West Wing. Her list of Independent films and commercials is extensive. Jana's other love is teaching at the Act Now Studio of which she is the founder and owner.
Murri is from Northern California and comes to Reborning after acting in Portland for the last two years. He is a coach, teacher and aspiring fight choreographer. Murri graduated from the Portland Actors Conservatory in 2015. Since graduation he’s worked with such companies as Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble, Artist’s Repertory Theatre, Theatre Vertigo, Anon it Moves and Corrib Theatre.
Reborning, by Zayd Dohrn, is a dark comedy about loss, healing, the meaning of motherhood and the mystery of creation.
A troubled young artist, Kelly, who makes her living crafting Reborn Dolls, created to look like real babies, finds her world shaken by an obsessive client who is desperate to recapture a piece of her past. As the parameters between life and art become blurred by desire, Kelly struggles to keep her life from spiraling out of control.
At its core, Reborning is about the changing face of femininity and motherhood. It's about a young woman trying to define her life on her own terms in the 21st century, a time when identity is changing.
One of our goals is to provide opportunities to talented young artists to realize a dream project.
Tiffany Groben, an up-and-coming Oregon theater player, introduced us to the script for Reborning.
We see the play as saying something special and unique about gender and social roles in this era, so it's a great inaugural production for our company.
Corey McCarey • Rodolfo Ortega
Emily Wilken • Kimberly Williams
Thanks to Oregon’s innovative Regional Arts & Culture Council Arts for All program, for making performing arts more accessible.