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IMAGO THEATRE
503.231.9581
17 SE 8th
Portland, OR 97214

 

 

 

 

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Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad, the creators of Imago, have been called alchemists, magicians, theatrical animators, and physical comedians.

 

Defying classification, they have populated the stage with characters and beings such as comedic amphibians, acrobatic larvae, circus boulders, and metamorphosing humans in works which tantalize the senses, the intellect, and the passions. From adaptations of classics to excursions into vaudevillian existentialism, Imago's repertoire is as vast as the forms they shape. With commissions for stage, film, and television, Imago blurs the lines of the expected to break new ground, exploding performance boundaries yet maintaining humor and humanity.

 

Imago Theatre tours internationally while also producing a season at its home base in Portland, Oregon. The company's critically acclaimed productions FROGZ and ZooZoo have played at the prestigious New Victory Theatre on Broadway.

 

 

Mission

Imago Theatre's mission is to create theatre that transcends the limits associated with language, age and even gravity and other laws of the real world. The company has a proven track record of entertaining multicultural and multigenerational audiences with its inventively mind-bending productions. While the company’s approach has long been grounded in physical phenomena and fundamentals of the teachings of the late Jacques Lecoq, Imago has developed a distinctly theatrical approach all its own. Productions blend dance, design, clown, music, text, and illusion. Style, form and content continually evolve to explore ontological, philosophical or absurd elements of life, being and existence.

 

1.) The first element is to create theatre that transcends the limits of language, age and even gravity, thereby sharing with the community Imago’s distinctive theatrical approach, which blends dance, design, clown, music, text, and illusion. The company has a proven track record of entertaining multicultural and multigenerational audiences with its inventively mind-bending productions. While the company’s approach has long been grounded in physical phenomena and fundamentals of the teachings of the late Jacques Lecoq, Imago has developed its own theatrical signature. 2.) The second element of our mission is to maintain and expand our facility as a cultural center for Portland’s dance, music and theatre companies who are in need of our valuable venue as a performance space, and to provide the community with an important, affordable inner-city venue that provides full technical support and offers rates that are well below the higher-end city and commercial venues.

 

 

"A mastery of mime, dance and acrobatics."
-THE NEW YORK TIMES