Dramatic Repertory Company On Stage

Contractions
CONTRACTions
Performance Times

Tues. June 24 @8:30pm

Sun. June 29 @6:30pm

at Portland Stage Co.
Studio Theater
25A Forest Avenue, Portland


PLEASE NOTE:
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>Kat MorarosKat Moraros (Emma). Recently appeared as "Ruth" in Tribes at Portland Stage Company. Previously with Portland Stage: A Christmas Carol, Studio Rep Series 2014, the Young Writer's Program, Theater for Kids. Selected work includes: The School for Lies, Titus Andronicus, Spring Awakening, Six Degrees of Separation (Mad Horse Theatre Company); Death By Design (Good Theatre); Mr. Marmalade (MTWThFSS Theatre), PINK! (PortFringe 2012); Macbeth, The Tempest (Freeport Shakespeare Festival); The Birthday Party (Acorn Productions); Gruesome Playground Injuries, Dying City (Dramatic Repertory Company's Patron's Club Series); Waiting for Godot (Arts@UNE/City Theatre, dir. Sally Wood). Kat holds a BA in Acting from Bates College and completed conservatory training at the London Dramatic Academy with a focus on Shakespeare and physical theatre. Kat is a proud member of both Mad Horse Theatre Company and MTWThFSS Theatre Company. Visit katmoraros.com for film credits and more; tweet @katmoraros. She would like to thank her friends and family for their continuous love and support.


Janice O'RourkeJANICE O'ROURKE (Manager). Janice is a Portland Stage Company affiliate artist. Portland Stage Company credits include: Out of Sterno,Iron Kisses, Lend me a Tenor, Comedy of Errors, Blithe Spirit and several appearances in Little Festival of the Unexpected. New York and regional credits include appearances for adobe theatre company, Grove Street Playhouse, Rattlestick Theatre, Engarde Arts, The Ontological Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville and an international tour with Shenandoah Shakespeare. TV: Ivy Perlow on "Law & Order." Janice is the executive producer for TEDxDirigo.


KEITH POWELL BEYLAND (Director) recently directed the critically-acclaimed DRC productions of Equivocation (co-directed), My Name Is Rachel Corrie, A Bright New Boise (co-production with Fenix Theatre, Theatrical Highlight of 2013 - Portland Phoenix), Topdog/Underdog (Best Production - 2013 PEER Award, Theatrical Highlight of 2012 - Portland Phoenix), [title of show], Tigers Be Still, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, Life During Wartime and Blue/Orange. Keith spent the last two decades working on and off Broadway with respected organizations like Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature Theatre Company (NY), The New Group, Berkshire Theatre Festival and Irondale Ensemble Project. Keith studied with Athol Fugard, John Patrick Shanley, Paula Vogel, Maria Irene Fornes, Anne Hamburger, Carey Perloff and Venable Herndon, among others. He holds a degree with Honors from the Dramatic Writing Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Always for Keely.


MIKE BARTLETT (Playwright) is currently Associate Playwright at Paines Plough. In October 2013, Mike won Best New Play at The National Theatre Awards for his play Bull. In 2012 Bartlett adapted Chariots of Fire for the stage. It premiered at Hampstead Theatre before transferring to the West End. He also adapted the Euripides play Medea, in a touring production he directed himself. His play Love, Love, Love won Best New Play in the 2011 Theatre Awards UK, and his play Cock won an Olivier Award in 2010 for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre; he won the Writer's Guild Tinniswood and Imison prizes for Not Talking and the Old Vic New Voices Awards for Artefacts. Additional theatre credits include 13 (National Theatre), Decade (co-writer), Earthquakes in London, Contractions and My Child. His radio credits include: "The Core," "Heart," "Liam," "The Steps," "Love Contract," "Not Talking," and "The Family Man," all on BBC. Mike's screen credits include "The Town," Earthquakes in London and Hometown. His directing credits include Honest by DC Moore. Mike is currently under commission from Headlong Theatre, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Hampstead Theatre and The Royal Court Theatre.



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CONTRACTions
by Mike Bartlett
with Kat Moraros
and Janice O'Rourke
directed by Keith Powell Beyland




'Come in. Sit down. How are you?'

Emma's been seeing Darren.
She thinks she's in love.
Her boss thinks she's in breach of contract.
The situation needs to be resolved.

Kat Moraros (PSC's Tribes) and Janice O'Rourke (2013 PEER Award winner for Best Supporting Actress in DRC's Swimming In The Shallows) star in this ink-black comedy about what is "best for the Company".



“An intensely disturbing experience...We are careering towards a society, Bartlett implies, that sees all and understands nothing...It's grotesquely funny - and it chills to the bone.”
The London Times

“...speaks with brutally entertaining, bullet-point directness to the slaving, anxiety-ridden middle-classes...This two-hander is often ferociously funny while being absolutely appalling.”
Daily Telegraph (London)

“Bartlett's chilling black comedy [is] an allegoric satire upon a world in which freedom's boundaries close in upon you and an individual's intimate relations are subject to surveillance and control by omnipotent authority.”
Evening Standard (London)





Tuesday, June 24, 2014
@ 8:30 PM



Sunday, June 29, 2014
@ 6:30 PM


at Portland Stage Company's
Studio Theater
25A Forest Avenue [map]




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