in creative partnership
with Lacy Productions
WELCOME to a new virtual, immersive salon called Le Chat Noir Moderne, or “The Modern Black Cat,” a contemporary take on the classic Parisian entertainment establishment Le Chat Noir.
In artistic association with Lacy Productions, this updated take on the classic club will feature both Portland artists and performers from around the world on display in intimate rooms for your enjoyment. Le Chat will feature actors, singers, dancers, poets, painters, musicians, and even fire dancers.... all streaming here online, at this website!
Upon entering the online premises at 6pm, visitors will choose a door leading to one of six artists who will both perform and interact with visitors. Guests are encouraged to dim the lights, pour a drink, and prepare your favorite charcuterie tray (or popcorn) while enjoying a burlesque dancer performing from Paris, France, or a poet from Portland, or an impressionist painter, all trapped in their “rooms in hell” alongside the No Exit cast of four. Performers, of course, are their own costumers, lighting and scenic designers, prop masters, makeup artists, musical directors and cinematographers.
At 7:30pm PDT, guests are encouraged to move (click) into the main room, where audiences will enjoy a live parody of Jean-Paul Sartre’s NO EXIT, adapted by Artistic Director Alisa Stewart. This fully produced, professional presentation will be streamed live ONE NIGHT ONLY to a global audience. The show will be presented and performed from actors’ homes, off script, in costume, complete with lighting and sound designs that will be run by a home-based crew controlling lighting and sound cues through smart devices.
Enjoy this mood-setting track as you read about LE CHAT NOIR MODERNE & NO EXIT!
"Hell is other people!"
So is the life of three people in hell, ushered into a room with only three sofas, a letter opener, and a brass "thing" on the mantelpiece, to be dead together forever. Each of them is the other's torturer. A Brazilian journalist who deserted the army, a pretty woman obsessed to her own physical attractiveness, and a cold-hearted lesbian whose experience in life has brought out the animalistic instincts in her.
NO EXIT is directed by immersive director Alisa Stewart and features Portland artists Gwendolyn Duffy (last seen in ETP’s live online production of Turn of the Screw), Kathrine Grant-Suttie (last seen in the title role of ETP’s The Picture of Dorian Gray in 2019), Rich Cohn-Lee (last seen in the title role of ETP’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde in 2020), and Carlyn Blount (last seen in ETP’s first immersive production of The Mousetrap in 2018).
About Lacy Productions
Lacy Productions... bringing together highbrow and lowbrow, sauciness and sophistication, and intelligence and sexiness... one show at a time. Based in Portland, Oregon, Lacy Productions writes and produces sex, body, and queer positive, feminist, and inclusive shows in the Pacific Northwest, producing in both Portland and Seattle, as well as now in the virtual world. Live shows have included the beloved Booklover’s Burlesque 4-5 times a year, MasterTease Theatre Burlesque, Burly Night Live!: A Tribute to Saturday Night Live, Tease As Old As Time: A Tale Inspired by “Beauty & the Beast,” The Burlesque Over Broadway Spectacular, Glitter Fever: A Burlesque Tribute to Disco, Phantom Burlesque: A Tribute to “Phantom of the Opera,” The Bitch is Back: A Burlesque Tribute to Elton John, CinemaLesque: A Tribute to Classic Hollywood, A Burly Carol: A Tribute to “A Christmas Carol,” Cabaret des Arts: A Fusion of Visual & Performing Arts, Storylesque: A Burlesque & Storytelling Medley, and many more to come! Lacy Productions also co-produces and partners with other local nonprofit organizations and theatre companies, including producing Lacy’s Cabaret for the Time Travelers Costume Guild’s annual Enchanted Forest Ball and Magical Beats!: A 1920’s Evening in the Wizarding World, the pre-show for the Experience Theatre Project’s “The Rise of Houdini” and “The Witching Hour,” and a mini Booklover’s Burlesque event for the Portland Lit Crawl.
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Le Chat Noir Moderne
Part Deux: La couleur rouge
Saturday, August 1, 2020 ~ 7pm
Let's exchange the Experience
Experience Theatre Project specializes in live, innovative storytelling both online and live on the westside of Portland. We strive to create imaginative stories told in an innovative style. Our goal is to give you an experience, and a story that takes place all around you, not unlike a haunted house or a Disney experience.
Our experiences take place in unconventional spaces, such as a storefront, lodge, or winery. And now, we've successfully moved our space online with our groundbreaking Turn of the Screw.
Check out our past events at our GALLERY page. We are extremely proud of the productions we have under our belts, and the amazing talent of the designers, performers, and crew who worked so hard to make such amazing art.
Please support our company by making a small donation today!