The Homeless Project
World Premiere: April 2019 Eugene, OR
Partners: University of Oregon, Lane Community College, RAIN Eugene, Lane Arts Council, 15th Night, City of Eugene Cultural Services
The Homeless Project (THP) is an original devised play, accompanied by an interactive gallery, and conversation series, which will explore the impacts of the homeless situation on the City of Eugene, OR.
Source material for the production will be derived from a combination of community interviews and statistical research, addressing the questions: “What is the homeless situation in Eugene? Who is impacted, and how?”. The performance will be created through the culmination of this research.
A collective of Oregon-based actors will become the inhabitants of Eugene, giving voice to the multiplicitous, nuanced truths of our community. The homeless situation is not an isolated issue; it effects our entire community, and many see it differently. As inhabitants and stakeholders of Eugene ourselves, we aim to explore the homeless situation through a democratic process which considers all perspectives. While locally based, the resultant piece will not be just a Eugene story, but an American story.