FUSE is here to keep the timeless craft of performance alive for all. Theatre is our digging tool: exploring and unearthing unexpected possibilities, the shared human condition and our own creation. We grow within ourselves as artists and as an ensemble as we welcome others to grow with us. We fuse the connections between disparate arts and culture and plumb the depths of opportunity extant in collaborative art. Theatre is vital to the survival of history, craft, culture, exploration, science, literature and magic, and FUSE relishes our responsibility to create.
We also provide really cool shows to see, workshops to attend, innovative projects in which to participate, and a different breath for the theatre.
A government bent on silencing the media and cleansing its citizenry; lies and corruption dominate the headlines; nationalism slowly infects us and our neighbors start to disappear. Outside life is disappointing. But in the Kit Kat Klub life is BEAUTIFUL!! Come witness an event unlike any other in Portland as Fuse Theatre Ensemble and The OUTwright Theatre Festival present a site-specific rendering of queer icons John Kander and Fred Ebb's most iconic musical, Cabaret. Step back in time to investigate the present as last century's headlines become today's tweets and we are reminded once again how society can creep slowly towards fascism without even realizing it. Gwendolyn Duffy stars as the iconic Sally Bowles, Ernie Lijoi as the Emcee, Alec Lugo as Cliff Bradshaw, Dmae Roberts as Fräulein Schneider, and Glenn Williams as Herr Schultz under the musical direction of Matt Insley and the direction of Rusty Tennant, with choreography by Kate Mura. There is no use permitting the Prophet of Doom to wipe every smile away. Life is a Cabaret, old chum. Come to the Cabaret!! Also be sure to check out our readings at workshops. More info at www.fusetheatreensemble.com Content warning: Mature audience only. Nazi imagery. Nudity. Implied alcohol and drug use.