With The Ways We Cope, Red Balloon Theater Collective—RBTC for short—declared that they were a legit new experimental ensemble to be reckoned with, capable of multidisciplinary performances full of wit, insight, and humor. And in the theater season since, several Balloonists have done astonishing work onstage in other companies’ productions and solo shows. In short, they are Young Creatives To Watch, and helping to drive the Portland theater scene into newer, more explorative territories.
Yellow Yellow Yellow is their newest jam and promises to be a fun, emotional Venn diagram of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a big-top circus, and group therapy.
Artpunk Club asked RBTC and their Yx3 collaborators to answer a handful of questions about the show, their experiences in theater, and the Portland arts scene.
What's the best thing about theater to you as a directer?
The relationship I build with the cast.
What is the best thing about theater to you as an audience member?
The magic of being in real time experiencing something with a room full of people. You’re connecting with others as you see, feel, and experience the same moment.
Which performances in the 2018/2019 Portland Theater season did you crush on the hardest?
(Note: please do not choose another Red Balloonist’s performance—too easy!)
Crowns at Portland Playhouse! Well at Profile!
What should audiences expect from Yellow Yellow Yellow?
Lots of laughs and lots to think about.
You have 3 genie wishes to be used on the Portland Theatre Scene. What do you wish for? (No monkey paw catches)
More money, more works written by trans and non-binary actors, more affordable/accessible training opportunities for us all to grow!
Yellow Yellow Yellow runs Thursday/Friday/Saturday August 22nd to 31st, so hustle & get your tickets here! Performances are at Wild Lilac, 3829 SE 74th in Portland, 8pm. Tickets Here!