Kid Simple and Writers Read 3

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Tue, 02/22/2011 - 12:00am
Dmae Roberts features "Kid Simple: A Radio Play in the Flesh," plus Writers Read

Dmae brings us Jordan Harrison's "Kid Simple: A Radio Play In The Flesh" directed by Tom Moorman, Sarah McGregor and JR Wickman at Coho Productions which runs through March 26th. We also hear the third installment of the Writers Read series which focuses on Northwest writers. This Writers Read features Poet A. Molotkov from Portland. This show aired February 22nd at 11am on KBOO 90.7FM and online at!

"Kid Simple" is described as a quirky surreal fantasy involving a high school inventor of a machine that picks up hidden sounds.

This makes the second play penned by Jordan Harrison to be running in Portland at the same time. "Futura" at Portland Center Stage opened early in February and ends March 27th.  Harrison is currently in production at the prestigious Human Festival in Louisville.

In this interview, Actors McGregor and Wickham describe their character's motivations and desires.

Tom Moorman talks about the benefits of collaboration on a technically rich show that mixes and speculative fiction/magical realism. We hear about his designers including James Crino's costume design, live sound foley and intricate sound design by Scotty Iseri.

We also learn about the challenges of self-production and about the cooperation between theatre companies in Portland.

"Kid Simple" runs till March 26, Thurs-Sat@8; Sun@2pm. Tickets: $25 or $20 for students, educators & 60+ and it's Pay-What-You-Can on Thursdays!

And we'll also debut Writers Read 3 featuring A. Molotkov, a Russian poet reading his poem "Say Me With A Dry Leaf." Find out how you can submit your own Writers Read segment. Submissions are open during 2011!

A. Molotkov is a writer, composer, etc., and a co-founder of the Inflectionist poetry movement (  He is the author of several novels, short story and poetry collections and the winner of the 2010 New Millennium Writings and the 2008 E. M. Koeppel Awards for fiction, nominated for a Pushcart.  Molotkov’s fiction and poetry has appeared in over 20 publications, both in print and online.  In 2010, he spearheaded a poetry and music performance “Love Outlives Us”.  He often reads at a variety of Portland venues.

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