Four Acts of Resistance (2018 - 2021) Shaking the Tree has committed to four years of programming (one event per year) in direct response to a Trump presidency and its implications of hate, exclusion, bigotry, and fear. Each year’s act of resistance will seek to incorporate voices from communities who are threatened to become disenfranchised under the Trump regime. Including but not limited to: Women, People of Color, LGBTQ, Latinos, Muslims, Immigrants, Refugees, Environmentalists. Because our new political landscape is changing so drastically, on sometimes a day-to-day basis, Samantha Van Der Merwe, Founding Artistic Director, will determine each year’s act in January of the preceding year. Here is Shaking the Tree’s First Act of Resistance
Act 1- Year 1
SALT |May 1st - May 6th 2018|
6 DAYS ONLY
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday EVENING OPEN HOURS 7-10pm Saturday & Sunday AFTERNOON OPEN HOURS 2-5pm
Location: Shaking the Tree Warehouse, 823 SE Grant St. (Corner of SE 9th & Grant) If you need extra assistance or have questions, please EMAIL us or call the box-office at 503.235.0635
SALT Press Interviews and Info
DeAnn Welker of Artswatch writes a fabulous preview of SALT, and asks all of the participating artists a series of questions on their pieces. Read the full article HERE
"SALT is one of those unique events that makes the Portland theatre scene so dynamic. I highly recommend you check it out." -Krista Garver, Broadway World Read the full review HERE
SALT is a multimedia presentation of 8 installations exploring the idea of civil disobedience, inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's Salt March speech and the effect his words had on a multitude of people. Audiences will be free to wander around STT’s warehouse and observe the installations which will be placed around a central artwork created from salt. Installations will be a mix of live, ongoing, repetitive action, film, or static visual art. Shaking the Tree’s Artistic Director, Samantha Van Der Merwe will orchestrate the experience, and flow of the evening, working with each individual artist/artist pair to best express their final vision.
What is SALT?
How will it work?
SALT is not a play. It is more like an exhibition, although there are performance pieces within the exhibition itself.
You will be welcome to arrive any time during the open hours on the night/afternoon you book your ticket.
You can come and go during open hours.
There will be no formal seating. Think of it as a gallery space. You will move from exhibit to exhibit.
You will be handed a program letting you know what times the performances will be held.
All performances will be repeated during the night so that you can catch all of them.