Apprentice Solo Show Spotlight: Emma Bridges

Our stage is seeing a lot more action than just Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play this week. From dancing and singing to tears and screaming, our Portland Playhouse Apprentice Company has been deep in the devising and rehearsal process for their solo show festival as well. Today, we continue our solo show spotlights on each of our eight acting apprentices with the ever effervescent Emma Bridges! Less than three weeks until the apprentices leave it all on the stage! Are you coming to INHALE, 9 Questions?

1. Describe your creation process? (example prompts: What were your expectations in creating? Were they fulfilled or altered? Did you keep your initial idea? What challenged, delighted, or surprised you?)

I had no idea what I wanted to write about and was inspired by a self-help book that I stumbled upon in Broadway Books. At that moment I didn't connect it to my solo show, but it became something incredibly relevant.

2. What is your solo show title? What can we expect/what is it about (in one or two sentences)?

Right now it looks like it's called something along the lines of "the epic journey" but that's not it either. Maybe it's called "scaredy cat." Or maybe just "cats." Oh wait, that's taken! Shoot.

3. What do you hope the audience brings to your show and/or takes from your show?

I hope the audience feels free to laugh at the ridiculousness of my show and also rides along with my ups and downs.

4. Why should people come see the solo shows?

Come see the solo shows because it's rare that you get to see something this raw and exciting and relatable and moving.

INHALE, 9 Questions
7pm, June 9th and June 10th
$10 at the door, but no one turned away
602 NE Prescott Street, Portland, OR 97211

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