October 28 thru November 20, 2016
Thursday thru Sunday, 7:30 pm
***Special Halloween Performance***
Monday, October 31st at 7:30 pm
(Run time 90 mins)
1050 SE Clinton, Portland OR 97202
Corey McCarey • Rodolfo Ortega
Emily Wilken • Kimberly Williams
Tiffany is a producer and actor on Reborning. Tiffany was also a producer and actor in the world premiere of Play with Cracked Nutshell Productions at Shaking the Tree Theatre. Other 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.
Learn more at tiffanygroben.com
Jana Lee Hamblin—"Emily"
Jana is producing and acting in Reborning. Jana's Portland theater 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, Untitled Macon Blair Project, ZNation. She is a recurring cast member for seven seasons of Portlandia. Also 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 where she is also the founder and owner.
Learn more at Janaleehamblin.com
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.
Kelly, a troubled young artist who makes her living creating "Reborn Dolls"— dolls that look like real live babies—finds her world shaken by an obsessive client 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 a young woman trying to define her life on her own terms in the 21st century, a time when the essence of gender itself is being altered. Reborning is a play about the changing face of femininity, and with it the changing face of motherhood itself.
"Dohrns 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."
One of the goals of Beirut Wedding World Theater Project is to provide opportunities to young artists to realize dream projects. Tiffany Groben, up-and-coming Oregon theater player, brings the script of Reborning to Beirut Wedding. We see Reborning as as saying something special and unique about identity and roles in these times. Reborning is the perfect initiation for our community engagement plans, placing the resources and the vision of a local artist on a project aligned with Beirut Wedding’s mission.
Thanks to our local business sponsors of tickets so that Beirut Wedding can bring young women of under-served communities together to experience this work and discuss its issues in the context of their lives:
We participate in Oregon’s innovative Regional Arts & Culture Council Arts for All program, making access to the performing arts more accessible to low-income families: