The Siren Theater Improv Giants: An Evening Inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream
Join PCS friends, The Siren Theater Improv Giants, as they present an evening of improv riffing on themes inspired by William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream, featuring their group of some of the smartest, fastest, funniest, and quite frankly, the tallest improv comedians around.
The Giants are Shelley McLendon (artistic director of The Siren Theater, founding member of The Liberators), Jed Arkley (co-founder of the Stumptown Improv Festival), Nicholas Kessler (PCS's Twist Your Dickens, Portlandia), Kristen Schier (Philly Improv Theater), and Tyler Quinn (Curious Comedy Theater).
The Siren Theater has been years in the making. It all began in 2010 when Shelley McLendon started Bad Reputation Productions. McLendon rented spaces all over Portland to put up shows under Bad Reputation, but a few years after starting Bad Rep, a few wonderful Portland performance spaces closed. One of the biggest obstacles for Bad Rep was finding an affordable and available mid-sized theater. Shelley had dreams of owning and operating her own theater space that would be the home of Bad Reputation, as well as be made available for other theater groups in town. She began looking for a space in 2013 and, after several disappointments, found the historic Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association building in Portland's Chinatown. With the help of some amazing and angelic friends, The Siren Theater opened in October 2015.
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