We collaborated with Portland Middle Stage to convey you this episode celebrating the Afro-futurist sci-fi audio thriller, “Protocol.” Portland Middle Stage produced “Protocol” for its PCS Remix season. We’ll hear a phase of the pilot episode of “Protocol” after which dive right into a dialog between Chip Miller, the affiliate inventive director of Portland Middle Stage, with lead artist on the challenge Phil Johnson, and dramaturg and literary supervisor Kamilah Bush. They focus on the method of writing collaboratively throughout a pandemic, creating science fiction worlds, breaking down limitations within the arts, and the state of theatre proper now.
About “Protocol:” When an sudden tragedy befalls the crew aboard house cruiser Elegua IV, they’re thrust into an exciting thriller which threatens their mission to protect humanity. Conceived by Portland artist Phil Johnson, this science fiction audio expertise traverses a number of occasions, dimensions, and galaxies to discover how the techniques we belief might not all the time be on our facet. “Protocol” was written by Bobby Bermea, Tyharra Cozier, Phil Johnson, and Ashley Track Mellinger. Go to the Portland Center Stage web site to hearken to full episodes of Protocol and entry further content material.
Kamilah Bush is a dramaturg, playwright, and educator initially from North Carolina. She holds a B.F.A. in Theater Training from UNC-Greensboro. Most not too long ago, she served because the inventive assistant at Two River Theater in Crimson Financial institution, NJ, and previously spent a number of seasons at Asolo Repertory Theater in Sarasota, FL, and Triad Stage in Greensboro, NC.
Phil Johnson is a visible and theatrical artist primarily based in Portland and the host of the Radical Listening Podcast. Phil is a self-proclaimed futurist and surrealist who focuses on the realities of the human situation, particularly because it pertains to his expertise as an African American male. Phil can be extremely involved with the impact that expertise performs on our psychological and emotional well being, and he expresses that by his work, whether or not it’s storytelling, portray, or sound design. Phil Has a B.F.A. and M.A. from Ohio College.
Earlier than becoming a member of Portland Middle Stage, Chip Miller held the position of inventive affiliate/resident director at Kansas Metropolis Repertory Theatre for seven years, the place their directing credit included “Faculty Ladies; Or, The African Imply Ladies Play,” “Welcome to Concern Metropolis,” “Intercourse with Strangers,” and “A Raisin within the Solar.” Past KCRep levels, directing credit embrace “Changing into Martin” by Kevin Willmott (world premiere, The Coterie Theatre), “dwb: driving whereas black” (Lawrence Arts Middle), and “4:48 Psychosis” (The Buffalo Room). Chip has developed work with playwrights together with Kevin Willmott, Kara Lee Corthron, Brittany Okay. Allen, Catherine Trieschmann, Darren Canady, Andrew Rosendorf, Michelle T. Johnson, and Michael Finke. They’ve developed work at The William Inge Theater Pageant, NYU Steinhardt’s New Performs for Younger Audiences, Orlando Shakes’ Playfest, Midwest Dramatists Middle, Kansas Metropolis Repertory Theatre’s OriginKC: New Works Pageant, and Portland Middle Stage’s JAW Pageant. Chip has a B.F.A. from NYU Tisch Faculty of the Arts.