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This Week

FREE performance for students. Thursday, October 2nd at 8pm at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

FREE workshop for Theatre Majors, Friday, October 3rd from 4 to 5:30pm in 104 Villard.

Ryan Conarro performs this hour forward, an installation of spoken word, song, video, sound, and photography. Inspired by his brother’s impending wedding as it coincides with the U.S. Supreme Court’s reading of the Defense of Marriage Act, Conarro performs as the playful, provocative personas of both groom and bride, and he invites participants to join an exploration of deeply personal questions about the identities of the self and of others; about the ideals and realities of love and marriage; and about heartbreak and failure.

Ryan Conarro is a New York City based theatre maker and teaching artist. He’s a company member with Juneau’s Perseverance Theatre and an Adjunct Artist with the New York-based international company Theatre Mitu. He’s currently in residence with Ping Chong + Company in New York through Theatre Communication Group (TCG)’s One-on-One mentorship program. Ryan earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre and English from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He’s an MFA candidate at Goddard College’s Interdisciplinary Arts program, where he’s focusing his study on documentary theatre practice and arts education.

Ryan Conarro’s residency is co-sponsored by Oregon Contemporary Theatre, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Lane Community College Theatre Department and the University of Oregon Department of Theatre Arts.