New Portland Visionary Theatre Company The Beirut Wedding World Theatre Project presents Northwest Premiere of REBORNING

Beirut Wedding will present the company's inaugural production, Reborning by Zayd Dohrn, beginning October 28, 2016 at the Action/Adventure Theatre. Directed by Beirut Wedding's co-founder and co-artistic director, Bobby Bermea, Reborning investigates the evolving identity of women and motherhood in the modern world.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Reborning by Zayd Dohrn is a dark comedy about loss, healing, and the mystery of creation. Kelly, a troubled young artist who makes her living creating reborn dolls - baby 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 increasingly blurred, 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. In this 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.

Tiffany Groben, a young, up-and-coming Oregon bred theatre brought the script of Reborning to Bermea and Rea. In it, the pair saw an opportunity to say something special and unique about the times in which we live with the voice of a hungry, talented young artist on the verge of blossoming. Because one of the many goals of Beirut Wedding is to provide opportunity to artists to realize a dream project, this became the perfect initiation for their community engagement program, The Genesis Project. The Genesis Project puts the resources of Beirut Wedding into the vision of a local artist on a project aligned with Beirut Wedding's mission, offering a deeper collaboration and more diverse community involvement for the company, the artist, and the communities they serve.

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Beirut Wedding was founded by Bobby Bermea and Jamie M. Rea, 20 year veterans of the Portland theatre scene. She, passionately concerned about issues concerning women, and he, likewise concerned about issues facing people of color, decided to create a company that addressed both...and then some. The Beirut Wedding World Theatre Project is committed to discovering and exploring stories and opportunities for these communities.

Mission Statement:

The Beirut Wedding World Theatre Project uses theatre as disciplined savage action with which to challenge the dominant societal paradigm and create a more tolerant, expansive and celebratory society.

The Beirut Wedding World Theatre Project is supported by Ronni Lacroute, Charlie and Darci Swindells, Bob Conklin and Act Now Studio.

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