[Storage]: An Installation and Performance Experiment

By Bare Portland Theater (other events)

12 Dates Through Mar 21, 2020


All audience members must check in at our "box office," which will be at the entrance to the Stevens Square Community Center. Our box office team will be standing near the lot at the corner of Stevens and Walton (the entrances to the parking lot are on Walton Street). We’ll be holding flashlights. Please arrive here before 7:30 p.m. to allow yourself enough time to check-in and meet your guide. We will give you instructions on what to do next. Reach us at [email protected] or 207-370-1573 with questions or for directions.

[Storage]: An Installation and Performance Experiment

Written by Douglas Milliken, Christina Richardson, Marissa Sophia Schneiderman
Produced and created by Bare Portland
Directed by James Patefield
Production and Installation Design by Dana Hopkins
Sound/Stage Management by Kate Hunter
Movement Choreography by Kerry Anderson

March 5-7, 2020 (Thurs. - Sat.)
March 11-15, 2020 (Weds. - Sun.)
March 18-21, 2020 (Weds. - Sat.)

All performances @ 7:30 p.m.
Doors open @ 7:15 p.m.

Tickets: $10 - $20*

*We believe that price should not preclude people from accessing art.  All tickets are general admission, and we invite you to choose either $10 or $20 tickets--more if you're able to afford it, less if you aren't. We also have a limited number of Pay-What-You-Can seats available for each show, which can be purchased in person the day of each show, dependent on availability. (In person/pywc tickets will not available if a show sells out online.) Difference in ticket price does not mean there will be a difference in experience.

Support for [Storage] is provided by The Kindling Fund, a grant program administered by SPACE as part of the Andy Warhol Foundation For The Visual Arts Regional Regranting Network.

Important Details:

Content Warning: the performance contains references to sexual violence and sexual assault, non-consensual drugging, and pornographic images. The performance is recommended for viewers that are 18+.

PLEASE NOTE: This production is immersive. In order to give you the best experience, this means the number of chairs or seating perches will be limited in each performance. We encourage you to explore the space and move around. We ask that you please observe “subway etiquette” when occupying a seat, meaning please only use a chair if you require it for mobility or health reasons.

All performances begin at 7:30 p.m., but we encourage you to arrive as soon as doors open at 7:15 p.m. [Storage] is not just a performance, but an installation; there is an immersive exhibition that you are invited to explore prior to the performance, as well as the set after the performance. Runtime is roughly 75 minutes, and we implore you to stay to explore after every performance, so be ready to hang around.

Unfortunately, our venue is not ADA-accessible. Please let us know if you need assistance and we will accommodate your needs to the best of our ability.

[Storage] is a culmination of a yearlong delve into the contents of a storage unit found in the greater Portland area. It is a collaboration of more than a dozen Maine artists across identities and mediums, working together to tell the story of stuff: of place and displacement, possession and dispossession, permanence and transience, and of what beyond memory we pack away.

This performance and installation will explore what we found in The Unit, as well as our voyeuristic impulses, ethical quandaries, and sociological questions that haunted us as we unpacked. It is an entirely new story inspired by the stuff we found, featuring the work of local writers and performers.

If you have questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

Learn more about our year-long project here.

By purchasing a ticket, you consent to release Bare Portland or any agent thereof from any liability for injury or damage to or loss of possessions caused by acts or omissions related to any activities in connection with the event.


[Storage] contains references to sexual violence and sexual assault, non-consensual drugging, and pornographic images.

Due to language and themes, the performance is recommended for viewers that are 18+.