Win Tickets ($40): Risk/Reward presents Loss Machine @ Artists Repertory Theatre | Installation, Image Driven Theater, Puppetry, Light & Sound, Original Music

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Risk/Reward presents Loss Machine @ Alder Stage on March 7-9. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, March 7.

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From our sponsors:
Risk/Reward Loss Machine @ Alder StageRisk/Reward presents:
Loss Machine

March 7-9, 2014
7:30 Friday & Saturday, 5pm Sunday
$18 ADV / $20 Doors |

Artists Repertory Theatre Alder Stage
1515 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 241-1278

Risk/Reward and Artists Rep team up to present this stunning new work by Seattle performance maker Kyle Loven. Kyle was first presented by Risk/Reward in the 2011 Festival of New Performance. This performance marks his full-length debut in Portland.

Everything is somewhere. Part installation, part image-driven theater, Loss Machine unearths a world of lost items, misplaced thoughts, and fractured journeys all housed within an intricately detailed set.

In a tower filled with life’s debris, a collection of characters move through an ever-changing apparatus with their shared emotional journey driving the mechanical process forward. This intimate one-man show combines puppetry, objects, light, sound, and original music in a visual exploration of loss and discovery.

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28 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Risk/Reward presents Loss Machine @ Artists Repertory Theatre | Installation, Image Driven Theater, Puppetry, Light & Sound, Original Music

  1. Tyler Neubauer March 4, 2014 at 12:37 pm #

    HA! I was just watching this video the other day and I would LOVE to see this show! So great! :)

  2. Meg March 4, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

    The plot looks amazing. Would be a great show!

  3. Dawndae Hamilton March 4, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

    I saw a note on this show and tried to inform folks about it via FB a week or so ago – was pretty intrigued. I like the colors, shapes, idea of little vignettes, the sweetness yet darkness of it. It seems a twist on art using found objects that actually, and finally, interests me. Same with the puppetry element. It seems also like an example of an artist stumbling upon an idea and then really going for it. Its an idea that’s never crossed my mind, but one that seems so brilliant. I am curious now whether the story, what gets evoked, is as powerful as the imagery. This is why I’d like to go.

  4. Kelly Campbell March 4, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    This looks amazing. I believe deeply in the magic and endless possibility of puppetry. As a puppeteer myself, I love to support other puppeteers and imagineers who are testing the boundaries of what theatre is. Also as a puppeteer- ha- I have no money… hehe. I would love to win and go!

  5. J. March 4, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    I have always wanted to see something produced by Risk/Reward!

  6. M. March 4, 2014 at 6:24 pm #

    I’ve been really excited about this show for a while and would love to win tickets – it happens to fall on the birthday of someone very dear to me, who I’d love to be able to surprise with tickets! *fingers-crossed*

  7. Sharon Norman March 4, 2014 at 8:48 pm #

    I am amazed at the found options I see
    On my walks.

  8. Kate Holly March 5, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    I would love to see this show but I have to pay for a baby-sitter! Gimme some free tickets and I’m all over it! xoxo

  9. Shaz Lynch March 5, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    I never make myself do anything like this because my work schedule is uber intense, but if I won tickets to this? I don’t doubt my mind would be blown and my creative heart freed from its capitalist jail. I can almost feel the exhale from the excitement I imagine…

  10. Kirsten March 5, 2014 at 11:50 am #

    Puppetry was a huge part of my childhood and shows like this bring it all back. So inspiring and creative. I would love to see this show- so exciting.

  11. MArk Crummett March 5, 2014 at 1:02 pm #

    That looks great! I have a thing for constructed realities.

  12. Bill W. March 5, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    I appreciate creative performances and this one sounds terrific.

  13. Beverly Wong March 5, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

    Sometimes I feel lost in my pile of life’s detritus and can appreciate the scope and journey of the Loss Machine.

  14. Joanna March 5, 2014 at 6:21 pm #

    I think this is just the creative lift I need right now!

  15. Michelle March 5, 2014 at 11:26 pm #

    How often do I feel like a puppet, lost in this world? Too often. I am visiting from the plastic world of Los Angeles, in hopes to move to Portland one day. This would be the perfect opportunity to get experience a bit of Portland theater!

  16. Corey Kaster March 6, 2014 at 11:27 am #

    This show looks awesome!

  17. Michael Gilbert March 6, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

    I’ve lived in Portland for seven years and love finding new things to do artists , theatre music . Being on a fixed income it’s great to have things like this so every one can enjoy .

  18. Vanessa March 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm #

    I will be in the area tomorrow night, and really want to see an adult puppet show. My partner’s a puppeteer, so they would like to see it, too. That’s all :) Thanks! Good luck everyone!

  19. Victoria Gantz March 6, 2014 at 3:44 pm #

    I enjoy puppetry for grown-ups. Please let me win!

  20. Brad March 6, 2014 at 4:02 pm #

    Looks like a fun night.

  21. viola rose March 6, 2014 at 4:46 pm #

    super fun and quirky, bring it on!

  22. Naomi March 6, 2014 at 5:32 pm #

    This looks like exactly what I need to see. It looks like an amazing performance.

  23. Eric March 6, 2014 at 6:37 pm #

    SWM seeks lost items, misplaced thoughts and fractured journeys with PDX.

  24. Danielle March 6, 2014 at 9:55 pm #

    whoaaaaaaaa man…… trippy.

  25. Lisa March 7, 2014 at 9:35 am #

    This looks so neat! If I win… I will bring 2 more friends cause that’s what friends do.

  26. Jamie March 7, 2014 at 9:37 am #

    This looks so unusual and special! I would love to see and appreciate a work this fresh. Also- puppetry- yes!

  27. Toby March 7, 2014 at 9:44 am #

    I haven’t been to a live show in such a long time and would love to see this one. Thanks PDX Pipeline!

  28. emma March 7, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

    This sounds magical and I have not yet seen any theatre since moving to PDX. My boyfriend would love this, too.

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