Post-Show Conversation with Logan M. Ridenour-Starnes & Ash from Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Please join us for a post-show conversation for Hedwig and the Angry Inch with Assistant Director Logan M. Ridenour-Starnes and Music Director Ash. This discussion will cover the artistic team's creative process and behind-the-scenes stories of getting the work from the page to the stage.
Ash (they/she pronouns, fka Amir Shirazi) grew up in Portland, OR, where they currently reside. They have a background in both theater and music, and they are an active composer, choral arranger, music director for choir and theatre, and songwriter.
They currently serve as Artistic Director to Transpose PDX, which is a non-profit choral organization serving the transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming community of Portland and is comprised of the Transpose Community Choir and a cappella group Acchord. They are also the Committee Co-Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee for the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus, of which they are also a singing member.
Their theatrical credits include productions with Oregon Children’s Theatre (Intergenerational Queer Audio Project), Portland Center Stage (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Macbeth), Corrib Theatre (Lifeboat), Jewish Theatre Collaborative (Echoes), Milagro Theatre (for which they won a Drammy Award in 2015 for Outstanding Achievement in Original Music for Milagro's production of ¡O Romeo!), Post5 Theatre Company (Love's Labour's Lost), and Portland Actors Ensemble (for which they won the Outdoor Shakespeare Festival Award in 2012 for Best Sound Design for PAE's production of Twelfth Night).
Logan M. Ridenour-Starnes, theatre-maker, knowledge-sharer, ICP Cohort '20/'21, M.F.A. Candidate for Directing, dramaturg, poet/designer, director, and performer.
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