Breathe in, Breathe out, Vote.
No matter how you slice it, 2018 has been a TOUGH year, folks. And when the going gets tough, the tough: take care of each other, resist, overcome, practice self-care, double-check their voter registration, and get going . . . to the polls!
In fact, since October 16th is the Oregon voter registration deadline, we'll have friends on stand by to help you confirm your registration status or get you registered just in the nick of time! As an added bonus for your civic participation, everyone who confirms their voter registration and commits to vote on November 6th will be entered into a special raffle to win a box of delicious Bakes for Women cookies.
Cabaret White welcomes guest host Maggie Hanson and featured performers Ricky Armendariz, Dru Rutledge, and Caitlin Brooke to the Lake Theater & Cafe to share songs of love, hope, and community in One More Mountain to Climb! We can't wait to share our voices with you and to remind you of the importance of sharing YOUR voice!
Won't you join us?
Host: Maggie Hanson
Recently dubbed Norman Wilson's "Most Annoying Friend," Maggie is thrilled to accept Darcy's invitation to return to Cabaret White as host. She has been given free rein to be as annoying as it takes to ensure that every audience member leaves October's show registered and committed to vote on November 6th. She can't wait to hear all of your strong, beautiful voices speaking, screaming, and singing along on October 16th. Black Lives Matter. Believe (and elect) Womxn. The Future is Intersectional. Get a flu shot.
Ricky Armendariz is the gay son of a Mexican immigrant who is registered to vote in the state of Oregon. When he's not working for New Relic or singing with the Portland Gay Men's Chorus, you can find Ricky in the kitchen, whipping up some delicious cookies for Bakes for Women, a not-for-profit business he started to help raise money for Running Start (a nonpartisan nonprofit that provides training and support for young women interested in running for political office). He is thrilled to return to the Cabaret White stage this month with his fellow feminists, Maggie Hanson and Darcy White.
Like many, Dru is feeling incredibly overwhelmed - overwhelmed by the state of politics, white supremacy, the patriarchy, capitalism, how to make a change, how to be angry, how to be sad, how to enjoy, and how to get to the next level of just doing.
She feels rejuvenated however with this project.
She can't thank Maggie and Darcy enough for asking her to share in this evening. Their leadership, love, and direction has sparked something that she personally really needed right now - to sing and connect.
Feel free to visit drurutledge.com for what Dru was doing a little over a year ago - as she's clearly overwhelmed with updating her website as well.
So much love to her Gentle Giant, Angie and her greatest example of what-it-looks-like-to-actually-be-fighting-the patriarchy-and white supremacy! - her sister Kas Kas.
After 10+ years in NYC and LA, Caitlin is now a Portland-based actor, musician, and instructor.
She holds an MFA in Acting from the University of California, Irvine, and a BFA in Musical Theatre from Otterbein University.
Recent work includes: Harold Hill in The Music Man (Third Rail), Rose in Dogfight (San Francisco Playhouse), Paulina in The Winter's Tale (Texas Shakespeare Festival), Adriana in The Comedy of Errors (Texas Shakespeare Festival), Clara in Passion (Claire Trevor Theatre), and Clytemnestra in The Electra Project (dir. Mihai Măniuțiu, Romanian National Theatre).
Times are tough, and many of us feel helpless and hopeless. Let's combat those feelings together, at this show on October 16th, and by volunteering locally. Want to join me at the Oregon Humane Society? Contact me at www.cbrookecreative.com.
JOIN US ON TUESDAY, October 16 at 7PM - at the beautiful LAKE THEATER - in the heart of Lake Oswego!
The Lake Theater is located at: 106 N State St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Special Note to Portland-ers:
Really, it's not that bad of a drive - and we promise it will be well worth it - just look at this line-up!